Organic Farmers Fighting Release of Genetically Engineered Moths

Farmington, NY — The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) denounced the USDA’s permit for the world’s first open-air trials of the Genetically Engineered (GE) Diamondback moth to be released in Geneva, NY. This announcement came concurrently with… Read More

USDA Receives Near Unanimous Public Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees

 Statement from Biofuelwatch, Global Justice Ecology Project and Indigenous Environmental Network   New York (US)–New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. On 5 July, the US Department of Agriculture received an… Read More

Abandoned Christmas Tree Plantations Spreading Disease, Fire Hazards

Abandoned Christmas tree plantations are becoming disease-ridden fire hazards in Michigan. Note: One of the great dangers with genetically engineered eucalyptus plantations that have been proposed for planting across the US South from South Carolina to Texas, is… 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

CRISPR Gene Editing Can Cause Hundreds of Unintended Mutations

Originally published by the Columbia University Medical Center. See the full article here.   New York, NY—As CRISPR-Cas9 starts to move into clinical trials, a new study published in Nature Methods has found that the gene-editing technology can introduce hundreds… 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

Ecological Annihilation vs. The Battle to Save Last Pockets of Biodiversity

The Sixth Great Extinction and the Fight to Save the Ancient Bialowieza Forest in Poland   BY ANNE PETERMANN In this Guardian article Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Event Under Way, Scientists Warn, and associated video, a recent study… Read More

Monsanto’s Environmental, Health Record Goes Under Photographer’s Lens

From the series Monsanto®. A photographic investigation © Mathieu Asselin   New York-based, French-Venezuelan photographer Mathieu Asselin’s work on the environmental and human impacts of the Monsanto company is being shown at the Magasin Électrique at Arles in France… Read More

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