Monoculture Farming & Deforestation Spread Covid-19

Photo courtesy of World Rainforest Movement Deforestation and Monoculture Farming Spread COVID-19 and Other Diseases Truthout 12 May 2020 Gus Fisher Over a year before COVID-19 was first detected, biologists at the University of Warsaw published “Bats, Coronaviruses,… Read More

Western ‘Wet Markets’ vs Eastern Farmers Markets

Photo: Church/GJEP Why We Shouldn’t Push for a Closure of China’s ‘Wet Markets’ Earth Island Journal 13 April 2020 Latoya Abulu The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and I’m off to a so-called “wet market” in… Read More

COVID19 Analysis

COVID-19: Underlying Causes, Human Rights Abuses and Ecological Destruction COVID-19 and Capitalism FROM FANON TO VENTILATORS: FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHT TO BREATHE (6 MAY 2020) CORONAVIRUS FIGHT: UN CHIEF SAYS WORLD LEADERS ARE FALLING SHORT (1 MAY 2020)… Read More

Water justice in the time of C19: Valparaiso, Detroit and South Africa

A trickle of water flows into Mapuche Territory in Chile. Water-intensive industrial plantations of pine and eucalyptus trees have resulted in a serious lack of water in rural communities, and some communities have no water at all.  Photo:… Read More

Vandana Shiva on Ecology & Coronavirus

Ecological Reflections on the Coronavirus Medium 23 Mar 2020 Dr. Vandana Shiva The planet’s health and our health are non-separable . As Dr. King reminded us, “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a… Read More

The Guardian: Nature’s Message Behind Coronavirus

Coronavirus: ‘Nature is sending us a message’, says UN environment chief The Guardian 25 Mar 2020 Damian Carrington Nature is sending us a message with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, according to the UN’s environment… Read More

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

Harmful Environmental Proposals Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

As you may have heard by now, a memo was recently released that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) enforcement of environmental laws was suspended due to COVID-19. The Department of the Interior (DOI) is also moving forward with… Read More

Daily Maverick: COVID-19 = Capitalism + Ecological Destruction

Road construction into the Lacandon Rainforest, Chiapas, Mexico, 1996. Photo: Langelle/GJEP COVID-19 and Capitalism: ‘Pandemics… have their roots in environmental change and ecosystem disturbances’ Daily Maverick 24 Mar 2020 Dale T. McKinley As the escalating crisis of climate… Read More

Earth Watch: Dr. Felicia Keesing On Biodiversity, Infectious Diseases & Coronavirus

Photo: The Keesing Lab Dr. Felicia Keesing, Distinguished Professor of the Sciences at Bard College in New York, U.S.A., received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She studies the consequences of interactions among… Read More