New Earth Radio on Redwood Forest Defense

Today on Sojourner Truth COVID-19 coverage is continued on both the environmental and poverty fronts. In Northern California’s Humboldt County, Redwood Forest Defense is participating in a tree-sit to oppose logging in the area. The guest is Lupine, an… Read More

The COVID-19 Crisis and Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous man. Espirito Santo, Brazil, November 2005.  Tupinikim and Guaraní peoples cut down a plantation of eucalyptus trees owned by Aracruz Celulose to rebuild this village in its traditional location. The village had been forcibly removed to make… 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

New Earth Minute: Anne Petermann on Covid-19’s Link to Deforestation

Soy plantation in Paraguay.  Photo: Langelle/GJEP Fifty percent of the deforestation in eastern Paraguay is caused by the conversion of forests to soy monocultures. In the Chaco region, home to uncontacted Ayoreo tribes, most of the deforestation is… Read More

The Destruction Of Nature & Covid-19

A logger (employed by a South Korean multinational corporation) with a chainsaw in the Bosawas rainforest; the Bosawas is the largest rainforest north of the Amazon Basin.  Illegal logging threatens the rainforest’s biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples.  (Nicaragua 1997)… Read More

REDD-Monitor: Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor, Madagascar: “The economic viabilities of carbon offsetting are ridiculous”

Indigenous Peoples march with an anti-REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestion and Forest Degradation) banner in Durban, South Africa to protest the UN Climate Conference. Indigenous Peoples are especially at risk in carbon off-set schemes like REDD. Photo: Langelle… Read More

World Rainforest Movement: Dangerous Impacts of “Zero Deforestation”

African oil palm plantations. Photo: Langelle Communities facing Zero Deforestation pledges: the case of OLAM in Gabon World Rainforest Movement 19 February 2020 “Zero deforestation” pledges are one more idea in the list of voluntary initiatives created in… Read More

New Earth Watch Part 2 with Cam Walker on Australia Fires & Their Impact

Photo: Friends of the Earth Australia Cam Walker is the campaigns coordinator for Friends of the Earth Australia. He works on campaigns including climate and energy justice, forests and inland rivers. He is also a volunteer firefighter with the Country Fire… Read More

New Earth Minute: Anne Petermann on a Throw-Away World

Clearcut in the Shawnee National Forest during songbird mating season, May, 2019 Photo: Langelle