15 June 2020 Weekly Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

HOSPITAL’S COVID-19 POLICY SEPARATED NATIVE AMERICAN MOTHERS FROM THEIR NEWBORNS (14 JUNE 2020) Truthout: Albuquerque, New Mexico — A prominent women’s hospital here has separated some Native American women from their newly born babies, the result of a… Read More

March 21st Is International Day of Forests

Ancient redwood forest, northern California (2020) Photo: Petermann March 21st | UN International Day of Forests World Rainforest Movement 19 March 2020 In 2012, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared March 21st the International Day of Forests…. Read More

Earth Watch: Lauren Regan On Attempts To Criminalize Climate Protestors

Photo: CLDC Lauren Regan, Executive Director, oversees the CLDC as its founder and senior staff attorney. She has extensive federal and state litigation experience in both civil rights and activist defense cases, as well as expertise in necessity… Read More

CounterPunch: New Deal For Nature

Rodolphe Barrangou reveals the nightmare of his CRISPR world. photo: Langelle/GJEP Trees to Solve the World’s Problems? From Genetically Engineered Trees for the Bioeconomy – to the Trillion Tree Proposal and Business for Nature Traducción al Español Tradução… Read More

California State Legislature Flirtation with Climate Geoengineering Merits Scrutiny

Photo: Biofuelwatch Thanks for your attention to this story linked and pasted below. There is background material available on climate geoengineering on the Hands Off Mother Earth website. Please check out the new updated report on biochar from… Read More

Fires Lead To Red Alert In Chile

Photo: Salvaged bed frame during Chile’s 2017 devastating fires. Photo: Langelle The Lumaco district of Chile is dominated by Mapuche communities, 60% of which live in poverty due to the theft of their land for industrial tree plantations… Read More

Indigenous Peoples Key to Saving Threatened Forests

Community of Amador Hernandez-Chiapas, Mexico. Photo: Langelle Phys.org January 7, 2020 Patrick Galey More than a third of the world’s vanishing pristine forests are managed by indigenous peoples under threat from development and deforestation, scientists said Tuesday, calling for… Read More

Logging Affects Forests Ability to Regenerate in Canada

Long-term damage from logging hits ability of Canada’s forests to regenerate The Guardian December 4, 2019 Leyland Cecco Canada’s logging industry has a larger and more damaging impact on forest health than previously thought, a new report has… Read More

The Washington Post Runs Article on the American Chestnut

Blight wiped out the American chestnut. Parallel efforts are close to bringing it back. The Washington Post December 18, 2019 Adrian Higgins It is hard to overstate the value and cultural importance of the American chestnut tree for… Read More

A Discussion on the Realities of COP25

COP25 Was Moved to Spain to Conceal Chilean Government’s Human Rights Violation The Real News Network December 13, 2019 Dimitri Lascaris The United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid, Spain have reached a standstill, with the issues of loss… Read More