Heaven And Earth Don’t Belong To The Companies

The Role Of Lenca Culture In Defending Lands, Waters, And Peoples In Honduras: An Interview By Pascuala Vásquez   By Beverly Bell Part of a series remembering Berta Cáceres from Otherworldsarepossible.org   Beverly Bell: You’ve been part of COPINH for many… Read More

Listen: World Rainforest Movement’s Elizabeth Díaz on Genetically Engineered Trees

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio show is Elizabeth Díaz of World Rainforest Movement, who is currently on local in Chile with a coalition united against genetically engineered trees. For the past 20 years… Read More

The Great American Stand: US Forests and the Climate Emergency

Report defines key climate solutions connected to forest protection and documents how logging across the US, the world’s largest wood producing and consuming country, is threatening the climate and exacerbating the impacts of natural disasters. Asheville, NC – According… Read More

Environmentalists Denounce UN’s Bioenergy Themed International Day of Forests

March 20, 2017: The UNFAO’s [1] “Forests and Energy” theme for this year’s International Day of Forests on March 21 [2] misleadingly promotes bioenergy from burning wood from forests as well as from monoculture tree plantations as “sustainable”… Read More

Forests at the Crossroads Interactive Poster Shows Dangers of GE Trees

Global Justice Ecology Project, Biofuelwatch and Indigenous Environmental Network, created this interactive poster on GE trees titled ‘Forests at the Crossroads’  for the 2016 IUCN World Congress.    The poster can be seen at this link. The following is a sample of some… Read More

Legislature’s Climate Caucus challenges Vermont Gas Pipeline

Legislators request Vermont Department of Public Service to direct a reassessment of the “public good” permit for the Addison County gas pipeline. Citizens to continue to gather support at Town Meetings this week.    The Vermont Legislature’s “Climate… Read More

Report: Subsidies Should End For Many Types of Biomass

By Jocelyn Timperley Excerpted from the Carbon Brief   Subsidies should end for many types of biomass, a new Chatham House report argues, because they are failing to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. The report adds that policymakers… Read More

Burning Trees is Not ‘Renewable Energy’

Rachel Smolker, co-director of Biofuelwatch (BFW), published the following VTDigger.org commentary on the non-carbon neutral nature of biomass, which is often pitched as an environmentally friendly source of energy. Smolker, who holds a Ph.D. in biology, is an active member… Read More

10 Banks Financing Dakota Access Pipeline Decline Meeting with Tribal Leaders

One month after the pipeline was effectively put “on hold” by the Army Corps of Engineers, major commercial banks are still banking on the project — and losing thousands of customers a week as a result. Via IENEarth.org: … Read More

Vermonters Celebrate New Federal Investigation into VGS Pipeline Safety

Vermont Groups and citizens in opposition to the Vermont Gas Pipeline are celebrating the January 12th announcement from the federal Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) stating that they will be opening an investigation into whether construction of… Read More