LISTEN: GE Free New Zealand’s Claire Bleakley on Threat of GE Trees in Chile

New Zealand’s Earthwise radio show, which airs on Plains FM 96.9, recently interviewed Claire Bleakley of GE-Free New Zealand on her participation with the Campaign to STOP GE Trees visiting Chile in March. Here is an excerpt of Bleakley’s report… Read More

WATCH: MST Militant on Taking Back Land from Plantations in Brazil

The following trailer and the full video are in Portuguese, with Spanish spoken translation and English subtitles.  El preestreno y el video completo están en Portugués, con traducción en vivo al Español, y con subtítulos en Inglés.  A pré-estreia e o… Read More

LISTEN: Anne Petermann on GE Trees and Plantations in Chile

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 recently traveled to Chile to help investigate the impacts tree plantations are having on native… Read More

Earth Minute: Chile – GE Trees, Plantations and Pinochet

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann recently traveled to Chile to help investigate the impacts tree plantations are having on native people and the potential impacts of genetically engineered trees in that region on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show… 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

EARTH MINUTE: Chilean Pulp and Paper Industry Taking Heat for Wildfires

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann spoke about the wildfires in Chile on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show for this week’s Earth Minute segment. Sojourner Truth airs every week on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles and streaming around the… Read More

Pulp and Paper Industry a Culprit in Spread of Chilean Wildfires

The wildfires in Chile that killed at least 11 people have been fueled by plantations of non-indigenous forests, such as eucalyptus and pine, according to biologists. “About 42% of the forest fires are in plantation forests, which are like matchboxes,”… Read More

Biotech, Paper Companies Agree To Grow More Resource Sucking Eucalpytus in Brazil

GE tree company ArborGen announced today that it is expanding its agreement with International Paper Brazil (IP).  IP will be granting ArborGen additional access to the library of IP’s Eucalyptus genetic material. Eucalyptus is the most widely planted hardwood… Read More

Former Chilean Military Official Found Liable for Killing of Victor Jara

Victor Jara was a Chilean singer-songwriter and political activist. Shortly after the Chilean coup of 11 September 1973, Jara was arrested; he was tortured under interrogation and ultimately shot dead. The Guardian reports: A Florida jury on Monday found… Read More

Save the habitat of 26,000 Humboldt penguins!

Chile wants to build two industrial ports in the habitat of the Humboldt penguin, endangering 13,000 breeding pairs of this vulnerable species. The first planned port has already been approved by the authorities. Local environmentalists fighting the project… Read More