Earth Minute: The Trillion Tree Planting Scheme, A Particular Kind of Lunacy

Photo courtesy of World Rainforest Movement A new piece in Rolling Stone lambastes the notion that we will solve the climate crisis merely by planting a trillion new trees. Many of these trillion new trees would take the… Read More

Earth Minute: Racism & Environmental Devastation in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

(Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples demand demarcation of their territories to give them legal rights over the land. Photo: courtesy Amazon Watch) Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Racism & Environmental Devastation in Bolsonaro’s Brazil As people across… Read More

Earth Minute: Illegal Logging & Genocide During COVID-19

Photo courtesy of World Rainforest Movement The Coronavirus is enabling a mass increase in logging globally, as criminal groups and illegal loggers take advantage of the disruptions associated with the pandemic. In the month of March, more than… Read More

Earth Minute: Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Trees

Photo: Langelle/GJEP The USDA is expected to soon make public a proposal to legalize widespread planting of the first ever genetically engineered tree—an American Chestnut– into wild forests, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.  Forests make life on… Read More

Earth Minute: Wampanoag Resistance, Past & Present

Photo: By John Phelan – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23285330 Earth Minute 5/13/20 Mashpee Wamanoag Update The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Cape Cod, is one of two remaining federally recognized tribes of Wampanoag people in Massachusetts. There were 69 tribes when English colonists… Read More

Earth Minute: Lessons From The 50th Anniversary Of Kent State

Photo courtesy of S. Brian Wilson   S. Brian Wilson is a U.S. American Vietnam veteran, peace activist, and trained attorney.     Monday, May 4th was the 50th Anniversary of the Kent State massacre, where National Guardsmen… Read More

Earth Minute: Bezos is the Devil

Image courtesy of Creative Commons Earth Minute 4/29/20 –  Do we really want to go back to “normal”? The COVID-19 crisis is exposing the moldy, stinking underbelly of Capitalism in new and amazing ways. Tens of millions in… Read More

Earth Minute: Remembering Peter Beard

Peter Beard installing his one-person show at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan (1977) Photo: Langelle On Monday, The New York Times reported that photographer, artist and ecologist Peter Beard had died at the age of 82…. Read More

Earth Minute: ‘The Pandemic is a Portal’ By Arundhati Roy

This week’s Earth Minute by GJEP Executive Anne Petermann examines the potential presented by the COVID-19 crisis for re-imagining our future. Transcript: My Earth Minute today consists of excerpts from Arundhati Roy’s excellent new article “The Pandemic is… 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