LISTEN: Rachel Smolker On Biofuels & Their Environmental Impact

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was  Dr. Rachel Smolker with Biofuelwatch, who discussed this week’s Bioeconomy Day of Action.  Smolker is a co-director of Biofuelwatch, and an organizer with Energy Justice Network. She has… Read More

Brazil’s Next President Jair Bolsonaro: More Dangerous Than Trump

The many reasons why Bolsonarismo stands alone when compared to its global far-right peers. By ALEX HOCHULI Via CommonDreams.org The election of neo-fascist presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is raising fears that Brazil could be the latest country hit… Read More

A Global Call to Action in Order to Save Forests

Photo: Orin Langelle Shawnee National Forest, IL: Earth First!ers chase away the Forest Service at the Fairview Timber Sale area in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. The area slated to be cut was rich in biodiversity, a… Read More

Sign On Against California Carbon Offset Scheme – Deadline Oct. 29

GE trees, plants and seeds are included in the California Tropical Forest Offsets since a UNFCCC COP9 decision allows for genetically modified organisms for afforestation and reforestation. We encourage you to use the Open Letter to the Peoples of… Read More

Bayou Bridge Pipeline: Media, Water Protector’s Boats Sunk by Security Boat

Via LEAU EST LA VIE CAMP FACEBOOK On Monday, while two boats carrying water protectors and media were legally observing a bayou bridge pipeline construction site, an Energy Transfer Partners security boat rapidly passing by intentionally caused a… Read More

A Personal Response to IPCC Special Report on Pathways to 1.5 C

Rachel Smolker is codirector of Biofuelwatch where she works to raise awareness of the impacts of large scale bioenergy, the bioeconomy and biotechnology.  Her work has spanned from local grassroots organizing to participation in the United Nations conventions on… Read More

JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Crédit Agricole Warned Not to Finance Tar Sands Pipeline Companies

Bank clients Enbridge and TransCanada have failed to secure Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Communities NEW YORK — On Monday (Indigenous People’s Day), Honor The Earth, Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, 350 Seattle, Friends of the Earth… Read More

WATCH: REDD Alert For False Climate Solution in California

Please share the trailer for ‘A Darker Shade of Green’ to help expose the false promises of REDD as a climate solution. Links to other formats and the full film are below. As policies and programs to Reduce… Read More

‘Plantations are Not Forests’ Songwriter Sings from Personal Experience

A song by By Ajele Sunday, Nigerian artist. His community has suffered from land grabbing from oil palm companies. World Rainforest Movement (WRM) interviewed Sunday about the inspiration behind “Plantations Are Not Forests”. WRM: Can you please share… Read More

Secondary forests have short lifespans

Most don’t last long enough to provide habitat for many forest species (ST. LOUIS): Secondary forests, or forests that have regrown after agriculture use, only last an average of 20 years, according to a recently released scientific paper [open… Read More