Earth Watch: Dr. Lauren Gifford On Forest Carbon Offsets & Peru’s Alto Mayo Forest

Dr. Lauren Gifford is a human-environment geographer exploring the intersections of global climate change policy, conservation, markets and justice. Her work asks how, and by whom, climate and conservation policies are enacted. She teaches at the University of… 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

GJEP Letter in New York Times Responds to Pro-GE Trees Piece

Global Justice Ecology Project submitted the letter below to the New York Times Magazine–it was published in its print edition on Sunday, May 17th. The letter was submitted in response to a piece written by Gabriel Popkin and… Read More

GE American Chestnut is Trojan Horse bound to Fail: Response to NYT Magazine article

These wild American chestnuts are growing on Dr. Smolker’s land.  Photo: Langelle/GJEP by Dr. Rachel Smolker, Co-Director, Biofuelwatch The article “Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back the American Chestnut?” by Gabriel Popkin in today’s New York Times Magazine, did… Read More

GJEP Responds to NYT Magazine Article Promoting GE Trees

Forests and communities across the Eastern US would be threatened if researchers win US government approval to release GE trees into them. Photo: Petermann Get involved and learn about the campaign to protect forests and communities from the… Read More

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

Earth Minute: COVID-19 & Forests

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