Authoritarian Elitism and Popular Movements in Brazil

By Wendy Wolford, Sérgio Sauer   Can a president institute radical popular change alongside structural inequality and a militarized elite? The Brazilian case suggests that a progressive political party requires more social movement mobilization, not less.   Brazilian history is… Read More

After Suzano pulp mill protest, women in Brazil occupy the company’s land in Bahia

Women workers report environmental impacts caused by eucalyptus monoculture and the water crisis in the region By MST Communication Group in Bahia Photos: MST Communication Translated with Google Translate. See original article in Portuguese here. The National Day… Read More

Indigenous Communities Urge Governments to Support their Biodiversity Conservation Initiatives

Via Global Forest Coalition   Indigenous communities’ own conservation practices are vital to biodiversity conservation, said two new reports [1] launched by communities in Kenya [2] and Ghana [3]. These are part of a series of reports from… Read More

‘Time for Tepid Market Schemes and Corporate-friendly Clean Energy Baby Steps is Over’

With a new government report projecting that America’s carbon footprint is on pace to be slightly larger in 2050 than it is now—a prediction that partially takes into account President Donald Trump’s attack on environmental regulations—green groups are arguing that only a… Read More

At Least 197 Eco-Defenders Murdered in 2017

Global Witness calls the murders part of “the ruthless scramble for natural wealth.”   By John R. Platt Via The Revelator   At least 197 environmental activists and eco-defenders around the world were murdered in 2017 — nearly four deaths per… Read More

LISTEN: Climate Change Expert Dr. Juliette Rooney-Varga Discusses Problems With Wood Bioenergy

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Show was Dr. Juliette Rooney-Varga. Dr. Rooney-Varga is an expert on climate change and sustainability. She is the Director of the UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative, Associate Professor of environmental science… Read More

LISTEN: President Trump’s Executive Order to Expand Offshore Drilling

Global Justice Ecology Project executive director Anne Petermann was featured this week on the Sojourner Truth Show with her regular Earth Minute segment, discussing President Donald Trump’s executive order to expand offshore drilling. The Sojourner Truth show airs… Read More

Forest Activists Celebrate Collapse of WTO and EU-Mercosur Negotiations

15 Dec, Buenos Aires: The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) [1] celebrated the failure of two key trade negotiations, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, to reach a successful conclusion during negotiations in Argentina [2]…. Read More

With Tribal Blessing, Louisiana Activist Buys Land in Path of Proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline

By Julie Dermansky Originally published by DeSmogBlog   On December 16 anti-pipeline activists calling themselves water protectors gathered in Rayne, Louisiana, on land located along the proposed route of the Bayou Bridge pipeline. The gathering occurred two days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Louisiana… Read More

Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Dominion Energy Co. Has Ties to Decision-makers

By Itai Vardi Via DeSmogBlog   Starting on Thursday, December 7, the state of Virginia’s Water Control Board will convene for three key meetings to decide the fate of a number of contentious pipeline projects. On the agenda: whether… Read More