New Earth Minute: The EPA & COVID-19

Late last week, the Environmental Protection Agency suspended enforcement of US environmental laws using the coronavirus outbreak as the excuse to greenlight environmental destruction. The Hill quoted Cynthia Giles, head of EPA’s Enforcement Office under Obama: “This EPA… Read More

New Earth Minute With Anne Petermann: DOJ Threat To Civil Liberties

Photo: Langelle/GJEP Earth Minute Transcript A March 21 article in politico raises alarms about a request to Congress by the Justice Department to “ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies — part of a… Read More

New Earth Minute: Anne Petermann on Covid-19’s Link to Deforestation

Soy plantation in Paraguay.  Photo: Langelle/GJEP Fifty percent of the deforestation in eastern Paraguay is caused by the conversion of forests to soy monocultures. In the Chaco region, home to uncontacted Ayoreo tribes, most of the deforestation is… Read More

New Earth Minute With Anne Petermann on International Women’s Day 2020

Women’s March, Temuco, Chile November 2019 Photo: Petermann/ GJEP  

New Earth Minute: Anne Petermann on a Throw-Away World

Clearcut in the Shawnee National Forest during songbird mating season, May, 2019 Photo: Langelle  

New Earth Minute with Anne Petermann on the Lie of Jet Blue Going Carbon Neutral

Photo courtesy: World Rainforest Movement, Bulletin 247   The Washington Post recently published an article that “Jet Blue plans to go completely carbon neutral on all U.S. Flights.” While this sounds like a delightful and guilt-free way to… Read More

Earth Minute: The Trillion Tree Proposal–Just a Glorified REDD Project?

Earth Minute: Global Tree Restoration Potential This week GJEP Executive Director Anne Petermann takes a close look at the hidden threats and unanswered questions in the Global Tree Restoration Potential–a new study published in Science that examines the… Read More

Earth Minute: “Editing” the Genomes of Trees for Industrial Profits with CRISPR

This week’s Earth Minute features Ruddy Turnstone of GJEP and the Campaign to STOP GE Trees reporting from the 2019 IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference in Raleigh, NC about the promotion of CRISPR, an extreme genetic engineering technology, to… Read More