Earth Watch: Oliver Munnion On The International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Photo: Langelle Oliver Munnion is the Publications Coordinator and Plantations Campaigner for Global Forest Coalition. He is located in Portugal.       Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Watch: Oliver Munnion On The International Day Against… Read More

Earth Minute: Wildfires & Genetically Engineered Trees

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Wildfires & Genetically Engineered Trees Around the world historic and deadly wildfires are occuring. Poor forest management and industrial tree plantations, along with climate change are creating apocalyptic conditions. Eastern… Read More

Submit a Public Comment: Tell The USDA to Reject GE American Chestnut Trees

Petition for Determination of Nonregulated Status for Blight-Resistant Darling 58 American Chestnut Learn more about the issues and concerns of the genetically engineered (GE) American chestnut tree here. Researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry… Read More

REDD-Monitor: Chile’s Repression To Be Rewarded By The World Bank

People protesting Genetically Engineered Trees in front of the IUFRO conference. Photo: Langelle Photography Blood REDD: How Chile’s brutal repression of Indigenous Peoples and the plantation industry’s land grab under the Pinochet dictatorship are to be rewarded by the… Read More

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

22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity

Resisting Geoengineering and Other False Solutions on International Day for Biological Diversity Geoengineering Monitor 19 May 2020 Coraina de la Plaza, GFC, Spain May 22nd is International Day for Biological Diversity, and the theme chosen by the United… Read More

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

Rising Deforestation Threatens Brazil’s Amazon

Log pile at a Veracel eucalyptus plantation in Bahia, Brazil  Photo: Petermann As deforestation surges, Brazil moves to weaken indigenous and environmental safeguards Unearthed 29 April 2020 Lucy Jordan & Ana Terra Athayde With attention focused on the… 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