Feral Toads Becoming More Toxic Due To Herbicide Exposure

Exposure to the weedkiller glyphosate is making feral cane toads more toxic and negatively impacting other species in Australia.Hungarian scientists reported their findings in The Royal Society last week. From Sustainable Pulse: Scientists say they fear Australian feral cane toads could… 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

Tea Plantations Damage Bat Population Diversity in India

Tea tree plantations in the Western Ghats of India are having a negative impact on bat population diversity in the region, according to a new study. From TheHindu.com: Different bat species can perform these varied ecological functions due to… Read More

Fight Against GE Eucalyptus in US Gets Major Media Coverage

Major news outlets are reporting on the news that over 250,000 signatures have been collected telling the USDA to not approve genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. RT.com interviewed Campaign to STOP GE Trees coordinator Anne Petermann for their feature: Petermann said… Read More

Listen: Anne Petermann on Over Quarter Million Signatures Against GE Eucalyptus

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann was this week’s Earth Watch guest on KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth show hosted by Margeret Prescod. Petermann and Prescod discussed that well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations… 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

Trade Politics in Flux: What Social Movement Responses?

This is an important article on trade politics from bilaterals.org. In 2004 Global Justice Ecology Project helped launch the website, along Asia-Pacific Research Network, IBON Foundation, GATT Watchdog New Zealand, and XminY.   bilaterals.org is a collaborative open-publishing website dedicated to supporting social movements… Read More

Quarter of a Million People Say ‘NO’ to First-Ever GE Forest Tree Proposed for US

Washington, DC — Well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments yesterday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.’s genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees, which, if approved, would be the first-ever GE forest tree approved… Read More

WATCH: Aerial Blockade Set Against Mariner East 2 Pipeline in Pennsylvania

Originally published at Its Going Down: After receiving all necessary permits from state regulatory agencies in February, Sunoco Logistics has been pushing ahead with construction of the Mariner 2 East Pipeline. Sunoco Logistics Partners and Energy Transfer Partners,… 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