Indigenous West Sumatran Women Protect Forests

By Uslaini Chaus, WALHI Sumatra and Global Forest Coalition Originally published by Magdale.co   My name is Uslaini or Chaus. I come from a farming family of the Minangkabau indigenous tribe in West Sumatra. My passion in life is… Read More

Climate Chaos & New Records in Europe: Hurricanes, Wildfires – What Next?

UN Climate Conference, Durban, South Africa 2011.  Photolangelle.org GJEP Note: Climate chaos claims more victims: Hurricane Ophelia which just brought havoc to Ireland and the UK, is the farthest east storm ever recorded at its strength.  Meanwhile, one… Read More

Indigenous Community Judge Shot Dead As Colonial Violence Terrorizes Nicaragua

By COURTNEY PARKER Originally published by Intercontinental Cry   One day after she received an ominous warning, Indigenous Community Judge Celedonia Zalazar Point and her husband, Tito José González Bendles, were shot to death by Colonos in the… Read More

Pruitt’s EPA: Public Told “No Harmful Health Effects” from Radiation Exposure

Washington, DC — In a startling public health reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now declaring that radiation exposures equivalent to as many as 5,000 chest x-rays “usually result in no harmful health effects,” according to an… Read More

Almost 100 Organisations Worldwide Condemn UN Aviation Agency’s Biofuel Plans

An in-depth report released by Biofuelwatch last week shows that feedstocks (raw materials used to produce biofuel) other than palm oil cannot be converted to aviation fuels on a large scale either because of technical obstacles, or for… Read More

Struggle with Brown University Over Potumtuk Land Entering New Phase

The struggle for the land of Potumtuk is entering a new phase in Rhode Island. On September 25 the Po Metacom Camp was closed after the Pokanoket Tribe reached an agreement with Brown University on a process to transfer… Read More

LISTEN: Filmmaker Lyn Goldfarb on New Film Featuring Indigenous Communities Taking on Big Oil

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was Lyn Goldfarb, an award-winning independent filmmaker with 19 documentaries broadcast on PBS and major cable. Goldfarb is producing Amazonia Lot 1-AB with director/producer Nicole Karsin. Goldfarb’s films have screened… Read More

Trump Won’t Drain The Swamp or Protect our Water

Washington, DC — The Trump effort to slash the scope of Clean Water Act protections is unprecedented, underhanded, and unsupported by a factual record, according to public comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The… Read More

Lawsuit: Trump Administration Violating Federal Law by Allowing Factory Fish Farms

New Orleans, LA – A lawsuit filed by Center for Food Safety (CFS) on behalf of a coalition of consumer, environmental, fishing and farming organizations is now moving forward, challenging the legality of a federal government rule allowing industrial fish farming… Read More

The Fight From Below Seen From Above: New Map Details Local Fossil Fuel Resistance

In an attempt to highlight and bolster the “groundswell of resistance” against fracking wells, pipelines, and other fossil fuel projects throughout the United States, a coalition of environmental groups on Thursday launched the Fossil Fuel Resistance Mapping Project, which… Read More