The Hill: Logging is not the solution to wildfires or climate change

Logging devastation in Mapuche Territory, Chile. Photo: Langelle/GJEP 2004 Logging is not the solution to wildfires or climate change The Hill 23 Sept 2020 John Talberth The bodies are still being counted. The land is still burning. Yet… Read More

Earth Minute: Racism & Environmental Devastation in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

(Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples demand demarcation of their territories to give them legal rights over the land. Photo: courtesy Amazon Watch) Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Racism & Environmental Devastation in Bolsonaro’s Brazil As people across… 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

Listen: Judi Bari Interview and More

Photo: Judi Bari, Center, walks with support of two friends (1994). photo: Orin Langelle As I was getting ready to do this post – which I do every other year or so to make sure that people remember… 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

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

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

Wet’suwet’en Leaders Defy Coastal GasLink Injunction

Photo: Jimmy Jeong, The Globe and Mail Wet’suwet’en chiefs vow to defy Coastal GasLink injunction, intensifying standoff one year after RCMP truce The Globe and Mail January 7, 2019 Brent Jang Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs are vowing to… 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