Monsanto Can’t Shake Poisonous History of PCB Contamination

Monsanto is being sued by three cities in California and the state of Washington due to impacts from contamination by their PCBs. Monsanto’s motion to dismiss lawsuits over PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) contamination filed by the California cities of… Read More

Endangered Species Threatened by US-Mexico Border Wall

MongaBay.com: The new Trump administration in the U.S. brings with it a wave of policy and agenda shifts that are set to negatively impact the state of the environment on a national and global scale. Among them are… Read More

Gene Drives: The Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban

Several of the new technologies mentioned in this report are being used in the genetic engineering of trees such as the American chestnut. This article from Independent Science News gives a thorough explanation of the potential dangers and… Read More

Monarch Butterfly Population Drops 80 Percent Since Mid-1990s

WASHINGTON— The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released last week confirms butterfly numbers fell by nearly one-third from last year’s count, indicating an ongoing risk of extinction for America’s most well-known butterfly. Scientists report that this year’s… Read More

GJEP’s Orin Langelle wins prestigious 2017 CEPA Member’s Exhibit Award

GJEP’s Langelle in the ancient Araucaria forest of Chile, 2004.  Langelle was in Chile to investigate and document the impacts of industrial tree plantations on indigenous Mapuche People and native forests there.   Photo: Petermann On 27 January, Buffalo,… Read More

International Indian Treaty Council: Trump’s Executive Orders Violate Treaties

The following editorial segment from Andrea Carmen and Roberto Borrero of the International Indian Treaty Council was originally published on Indian County Media Network. Read the full piece here.   Statement by the International Indian Treaty Council: Just two weeks after… Read More

Trump Names Industry Lobbyist and Climate Science Denier as Top White House Energy Aide

GreenWire has reported that climate change denier Mike Catanzaro — a lobbyist for oil and gas companies Noble Energy, Devon Energy, Encana Oil and Gas,  American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), and Hess Corporation — will soon become a top energy policy aide for President Donald Trump. Catanzaro’s lobbying… Read More

Dakota Access Pipeline, Trump Regime Facing Mass Resistance, Financial Activism

Standing Rock water protectors on the ground in North Dakota are finding powerful allies in Seattle, where the Seattle City Council voted 9-0 to approve a bill that terminates a valuable city contract with Wells Fargo. The bank, one… 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

Global Coalition Stages Protests and Bank Closures to Defund Dakota Access Pipeline

While Trump, Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics race to complete the pipeline, over 700,000 people representing over $2.3 billion in personal investments say no.   New York, Madrid, Munich, San Francisco, Tokyo, Amsterdam – On January 24th,… Read More