Impacts of Pipeline Toxins, Water Pollution Exposed During Bakken Oil ‘Toxic Tour’

New Town, N.D. – This weekend, the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Protectors of Water and Earth Rights (P.O.W.E.R.), grassroots activists and clergy from the Gulf Coast led a “toxic tour,” the Third Annual Healing Walk, and an educational… Read More

Will Global Warming Change Native American Religious Practices?

By Rosalyn R. LaPier Originally appeared in Intercontinental Cry    The Colorado River, one of the longest rivers in the United States, is gradually shrinking. This is partly a result of overuse by municipalities and seasonal drought. The other reason… Read More

WATCH: Two Arrested For Actions Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Via Its Going Down: The Dakota Access Pipeline is an issue that affects this entire nation and the people that are subject to its rule. With DAPL we have seen incredible issues regarding the rule of law, indigenous… Read More

Iraq War PR Alums Built ‘Guns, Knives’ Talking Points To Discredit NODAPL

By Steve Horn and Curtis Waltman Originally published at DeSmogBlog   Behind the scenes, as law enforcement officials tried to stem protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, alumni from the George W. Bush White House were leading a crisis communications effort to… Read More

200 Environmental and Land Rights Activists Killed in 2016 as Global Crisis Spreads

Killings of those protesting land grabs in one-third more countries than 2015 Nearly four people were murdered every week in 2016 whilst protecting their land, forests and rivers from mining, logging and agricultural companies, a new report from… Read More

Activists Taking on Hydroelectric Projects Face Persecution, Assassination

This week, Pablo Solon will be summoned for his first declaration before a prosecutor and could potentially be placed into preventative detention. Solon, Director of Fundación Solon, former Executive Director of Focus on the Global South, and former Bolivian… Read More

Berta Cáceres’ Daughter Escapes Machete Attack in Honduras

The Guardian reports that Bertha Zuñiga, daughter of the murdered Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres, has survived an armed attack. Zuñiga, 26, was attacked along with two other members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (COPINH)… Read More

‘Tsunamis From the Sky’ Result of Deforestation in Argentina

From North to South, against extractivism 5 jul page 12 (Translated from Portuguese to English through Google Translate)   Last Wednesday was the last march against the clearing, in Cordoba. The next Thursday another one of indigenous communities is realized in… Read More

Earth Watch: Oliver Munnion on Portugal Wildfires

This week’s Earth Watch guest is Oliver Munnion, co-director of Biofuelwatch and works for the Global Forest Coalition. Munnion lives in the mountainous region of central Portugal and witnessed first hand how quickly eucalyptus and pine plantations can spread… Read More

LISTEN: Raging Wildfires in Portugal, Exotic Plantations to Blame

Non-Native Eucalyptus Plantations, Not Forests, Caused the Disaster in Portugal Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann spoke about the wildfires in Portugal that were caused by non-native eucalyptus plantations on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show for last week’s Earth… Read More