LISTEN: Indonesia’s primeval and biodiversity-rich forests continue to face a devastating triple threat

Last week, Global Justice Ecology Project Executive Director Anne Petermann spoke about the illegal logging, wildfires and peatland forest destruction behind climate change in Indonesia on her weekly Earth Minute segment on KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth show. TRANSCRIPT: Indonesia’s primeval… Read More

Earth Minute: Anne Petermann on ArborGen’s $53.M legal fine

The regular “Earth Minute” segment returns to KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth show, with Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann reporting on the latest developments in the environmental justice movement and highlighting the proliferation of false climate solutions. This week,… Read More

Earth Minute: Reporting from The World Forestry Conference in Durban, South Africa

Today, I am reporting from Durban, South Africa, where I am presenting at the people’s alternative event, organized to oppose the corporate and timber industry dominated World Forestry Congress, a project of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. last night,… Read More

Earth Minute: Federal judge strikes down GMO moratorium in Maui

On June 30, a federal judge in Maui struck down that county’s moratorium on the cultivation of GMOs. This is the third of three challenges to county laws in Hawaii restricting GMOs. In each case, the court held… Read More

Earth Minute: Jackson County, Oregon GMO ban upheld

This week’s Earth Minute revolves around a ban in Jackson County, Oregon that prohibited the planting of genetically engineered (GE) crops in the county. Soon after, opponents backed by Monsanto and their allies went to work trying to overrule voters in court…. Read More

EARTH MINUTE: ANNE PETERMANN ON THE GOAL OF A SOCIALLY, ECONOMICALLY AND ECOLOGICALLY JUST WORLD

On April 28, Anne Petermann followed up on the recent North East Climate Organizers Summit in Northampton, Massachusetts, where the theme was “Why and how to organize action on climate change toward our goal of a socially, economically… Read More

Earth Minute: Anne Petermann on clearcutting of trees in the Amazon

TRANSCRIPT: Right now Brazil is moving forward with plans to clearcut millions of trees in the Amazon to make way for hydroelectric dams, built to power mines and aluminum smelters. But the indigenous Mundurukú people are standing up… Read More

Earth Minute on GE loblolly pine (1/27/2015)

January 27, 2015 Earlier this week, a letter from the US Department of Agriculture to genetically engineered tree company ArborGen was made public that grants unprecedented powers to ArborGen to pursue commercial cultivation of a GE loblolly pine… Read More

Earth Minute on Monsanto’s GE dicambria-resistant soybean and cotton

Earth Minute 1/20/15 On Thursday, the US Department of Agriculture approved Monsanto’s controversial new GMO soybean and cotton that resist the toxic herbicide dicamba. Approved in 1967, dicamba seeps through the environment, causing damage to crops and flowering… Read More

Earth Minute: Anne Petermann on Cambrian Genomics

Originally aired on January 6, 2015 Transcript A San Francisco-based company, Cambrian Genomics, aims to make synthetic biology – the dangerous manufacture of synthetic DNA to create entirely new organisms – accessible to all, without government regulation. Cambrian… Read More