Pablo Fajardo: Lawyer of the people and the Amazon

15 August 2019; originally published 12 June 2019 in Vatican News Authors: Manuel Cubías – Jean Charles Putzolu Below follows an unofficial translation: Transnational companies have often shown their contempt for the so-called Third World countries by plundering their resources. The struggles of peasants and indigenous people against these giants seem destined to fail. Not … Continue reading Pablo Fajardo: Lawyer of the people and the Amazon

CEDHU: Effects of Mining in the Cóndor Mountain Range, Ecuador

First published by Comision Ecumenica de Derechos Humanos on 23 July 2019 Photograph credit: Ecuador’s Minister of Hydrocarbons Carlos Perez (C) talks to the media as copper output begins at the Chinese-owned Mirador mining project in Tundayme, Ecuador July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Tapia; Credit link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecuador-mining/ecuador-begins-large-scale-mining-at-mirador-copper-project-idUSKCN1UD36F CEDHU rejects the implementation of this extractivistic model that … Continue reading CEDHU: Effects of Mining in the Cóndor Mountain Range, Ecuador

2019 Update Report about Collective Action Protecting Native Mexican Corn From Genetic Modification

Published 31 July 2019 We have litigated for five year in 19 federal courts to defend, through this class action lawsuit, Mexican native maize and its wild relatives against the depredation of transnational corporations Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow Agrosciences, and PHI Mexico (better known around the world as DuPont), and against complicity of two Ministry of … Continue reading 2019 Update Report about Collective Action Protecting Native Mexican Corn From Genetic Modification

Tar Sands Timmy

Introducing Tar Sands Timmy, your guide to the Keystone XL project and dirty oil extraction in Alberta, Canada! See what Timmy has in store for the USA and points beyond. And you can help both the Beaver Lake Cree and Stay up-to-date with the latest animation; check it out below. #Stoptarsandsmining #Alberta #Canada #dirtyoil #TarSandsTrial … Continue reading Tar Sands Timmy

Should We Care About a Coal Mine In Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa?

“Through wilderness we remember and are brought home again.” Sir Laurens van der Post By Ronit Shapiro, Creator and Producer – Sisters of the Wilderness, Founder – One Nature Published 25 July 2019 In 2005 I was asked to organise an event at the Royal Geographic Society in London, to raise awareness to Africa’s wild … Continue reading Should We Care About a Coal Mine In Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa?

Symphony of Science – Our Biggest Challenge

A musical investigation into the causes and effects of global climate change and our opportunities to use science to offset it. Featuring Bill Nye, David Attenborough, Richard Alley and Isaac Asimov. “Our Biggest Challenge” is the 16th episode of the Symphony of Science series by melodysheep.  Visit http://symphonyofscience.com for more science remixes! #climateaction #climatechange #CO2 … Continue reading Symphony of Science – Our Biggest Challenge

Monsanto’s reasons for fighting GMO labelling? It loves you.

BROSTER: By JOE MOHR #GMO #Monsanto #organic #food #foodsafety Fed up with Monsanto meddling in our food chain? Then help stop them and the other large multinationals (Bayer, DuPont, etc.) from establishing their farming practices and seed control in Mexico, the country of origin for corn. Re-published with permission; 17 July 2019

Canada: Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act Upheld in Ontario Court of Appeal

11 July 2019: a short update on climate legislation in Canada This recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision has the potential to create definitive clarity in the difficult subject of proper legislation and climate change. The Court found the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act “constitutional” and within Parliament’s jurisdiction to legislate, i.e. to impose charges … Continue reading Canada: Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act Upheld in Ontario Court of Appeal

Vox: Restoring forests may be one of our most powerful weapons in fighting climate change

Adding 2.2 billion acres of tree cover would capture two-thirds of man-made carbon emissions, a new study found. 10 July 2019; Originally published by the digital website Vox.com, author Umair Irfan  and updated Jul 5, 2019, 12:04pm EDT; re-published under the Creative Commons license. Allowing the earth’s forests to recover could soak up a significant amount of humanity’s … Continue reading Vox: Restoring forests may be one of our most powerful weapons in fighting climate change

Diálogo Chino: Indigenous Communities Take Legal Action over Ecuador’s Largest Mine

7 July 2019: Originally published at Diálogo Chino by Andrés Bermúdez Liévano on July 4, 2019; republished under a Creative Commons license. Local people seek justice through the courts over forced evictions and lack of consultation at Mirador copper mine Ever since more than 30 indigenous households were forcibly evicted by police and security personnel … Continue reading Diálogo Chino: Indigenous Communities Take Legal Action over Ecuador’s Largest Mine