Bloomberg Critiques Nature Conservancy’s Useless Offsets

Protest at the UN Climate Conference in Bali Indonesia outside of a World Bank press conference announcing the “Forest Carbon Partnership Facility” a program designed to encourage countries in the Global South to sell the carbon in their… Read More

Earth Watch: BJ McManama of Indigenous Environmental Network Discusses Opposition to GE Trees

Photo: Sharratt/The Campaign to Stop GE Trees (Seneca/Welsh) Brenda Jo has been involved with Indigenous and environmental issues for over 25 years. Beginning in the early 1990s working with WV State agencies on NAGPRA, opposition to mountaintop/strip coal… Read More

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

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SPILLS FROM OUTDATED SEWERS MAY CONTAMINATE DRINKING WATER WITH CORONAVIRUS, SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG GROUP (7 MAY 2020) Truthout: In early April, as much of the East Coast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

Zapatista Update: Forum on Defense of the Territory and Mother Earth

Comandante in La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico (1996). Photo: Langelle   Enough 14 December 25, 2019 On December 21 and 22, 2019, in the new Jacinto Canek caracol in the facilities of Cideci / UniTierra, San Cristóbal de Las… Read More

Earth Watch: BJ McManama of Indigenous Environmental Network on Upcoming Forest & Climate Convergence

BJ McManama, from the Indigenous Environmental Network was interviewed about The Resurgence: 2019 North American Forest & Climate Movement Convergence on The Sojourner Truth Show, syndicated nationally on the Pacifica network. This was the first national announcement for… Read More

A Personal Response to IPCC Special Report on Pathways to 1.5 C

Rachel Smolker is codirector of Biofuelwatch where she works to raise awareness of the impacts of large scale bioenergy, the bioeconomy and biotechnology.  Her work has spanned from local grassroots organizing to participation in the United Nations conventions on… Read More

Victory: UN Human Rights Council Adopting Peasant Rights Declaration in Geneva

(Geneva, September 28, 2018) Seventeen years of long and arduous negotiations later, peasants and other people working in rural areas are only a step away from having a UN Declaration that could defend and protect their rights to… Read More