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

Earth Minute: Drilling In Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

On Monday the Trump administration approved drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, opening up millions of acres of wilderness to drilling for the first time. After completing its review of an oil and gas leasing program, Secretary… Read More

Earth Minute: Mendocino Wood Pellet Production Plant

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Mendocino Wood Pellet Production Plant Several organizations have requested an immediate suspension of operations at the Mendocino Wood Pellet Production Plant in California, in light of threats to public health… Read More

Earth Minute: Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Genetically Modified Mosquitoes The plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys has been temporarily postponed. In May, the EPA approved the experimental release of genetically modified mosquitoes… Read More

Earth Watch: Carol Kobliski On The Impact Of Hydropower

Manitoba megadam. Photo: Rita Monias/NAMRA Carol Kobliski has lived with her family in Nisichawayasihk (Nelson House) her whole life. Carol is a survivor of the Churchill River Diversion project which has heavily impacted her family. As a child… Read More

Earth Minute: Genetically Engineered Bees

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Genetically Engineered Bees Researchers at the University of Texas have genetically engineered bacteria found in the guts of honey bees with synthetic genes to supposedly enhance pollination effectiveness. If these… Read More

Earth Minute: Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Residents of Union Hill, VA review the names of those interred at a recently uncovered slave and freedman cemetery, on top of which the ACP compressor station was planned to built.  Photo: photolangelle.org After six long years, this… 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

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