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

12 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

CLIMATE CRISIS WEEKLY: TRUMP HAS ROLLED BACK 98 ENVIRONMENTAL RULES — NYT (9 MAY 2020) Elektrek: Donald Trump promised to deregulate environmental and climate policies, and he’s delivered. Why did he want to do that? Because he thinks… Read More

11 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

SPILLS FROM OUTDATED SEWERS MAY CONTAMINATE DRINKING WATER WITH CORONAVIRUS, SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG GROUP (7 MAY 2020) Truthout: In early April, as much of the East Coast continued to sink into COVID-19 crisis mode, a heavy storm dumped… Read More

Earth Watch: Klee Benally On Indigenous Mutual Aid

Photo Courtesy of Klee Benally Klee is a Diné musician, traditional dancer, artist, filmmaker, & Indigenous anarchist. Klee is originally from Black Mesa and has worked nearly all of his life at the front lines in struggles to… Read More

8 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

CLIMATE CHANGE: COULD THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS SPUR A GREEN RECOVERY? (6 MAY 2020) BBC: The Covid-19 lockdown has cut climate change emissions – for now. But some governments want to go further by harnessing their economic recovery plans… Read More

5 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

CORONAVIRUS NOTES #5: FSC AUSTRALIA’S SHAMEFUL ROLL IN PROMOTING LOGGING AS AN “ESSENTIAL SERVICE” (5 MAY 2020) REDD-Monitor: Australia suffered devastating fires between September 2019 and February 2020. About 7.4 million hectares of forest was burned, mainly in… Read More

Immediate Action Needed to Save Brazil’s Amazon From Genocide

Photo courtesy of Earth Watch ‘We are on the eve of a genocide’: Brazil urged to save Amazon tribes from Covid-19 The Guardian 3 May 2020 Tom Phillips Brazil’s leaders must take immediate action to save the country’s… Read More

1 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

COVID-19 UNDERSCORES WHY WE NEED TO MAKE MAY DAY RADICAL AGAIN (1 MAY 2020) Truthout: Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and health care in the midst of the pandemic lockdown and people are, reasonably, looking for… Read More

30 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

BRAZIL TO WEAKEN ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS AMID INCREASE IN DEFORESTATION (29 APRIL 2020) Unearthed: With attention focused on the escalating healthcare crisis in Brazil, the administration of Jair Bolsonaro is attempting to push through new rules which would weaken… 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