Portugal’s Wildfires: A Result of the Timber Industry

Youtube/GoNews Note/Nota: Em português depois do inglês / En español, después de inglés y portugués Wildfires in Portugal have been called “the worst such disaster in recent history.” Dozens of people burnt to death in their cars while trying… Read More

Chilean Wildfire Photo Essay Published by PuroChamuyo.com

Symbolic Chilean flag flies in a pine plantation. Photo by Orin Langelle A photo essay by Orin Langelle on the damaging impacts of Chilean wildfires was recently published in Spanish by PuroChamuyo.com. Langelle, Strategic Communications Director for Global… Read More

Tree Biotech Conference Disrupted Amidst Week of Protest

For Immediate Release   Concepción, Chile – Yesterday, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 2017 Tree Biotechnology Conference was forced to cancel its field trip to the University of Concepción’s Center for Biotechnology amidst protests on campus… Read More

Plantations Save the Day! (Or not…); Plantaciones Salvan el Dia! (O nó …)

Traducción al español después de inglés   Fernando Raga representing CORMA at the IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, speaking in the session called “Chilean Forestry and the Adoption of New Technologies.” (Fernando Raga, en representación de CORMA, en la… 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

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