Sunday, November 28, 2021

Tag: rainforest

One of the world’s oldest rainforests returns to Indigenous control

The hope is that the most recent handover will provide a model for other groups in Australia's wet tropics hoping to regain control of their traditional lands.

Humans have destroyed two-thirds of world’s rainforest

“The good news is that we have an area half the size of Europe that is still completely intact.”

The next crisis? Losing the Amazon

If too much of the forest were to be degraded or lost, scientists worry that the whole area could be transformed into a savannah.

Statistic of the decade: The massive deforestation of the Amazon

At the cost of over $2,000 per acre—and that is the cheapest I could find—it isn’t cheap, totaling over $30 billion to replace what the Amazon lost this decade.

Decimation of the rainforests and the money men

A completely new approach to so-called development as part of far reaching systemic change is urgently needed.

How Indigenous peoples won a landmark victory protecting the Amazon from...

The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes – and the planet – from destruction.

Indigenous peoples go to court to save the Amazon from oil...

Historic lawsuit launched by the Waorani people of Ecuador to save their homes – and our planet – from destruction.

Ecuador Set to Sell One Third of Pristine Rainforest to Chinese...

Ecuador is in the midst of talks to sell one-third of pure, untouched rainforest to Chinese oil companies despite environmental impact and protests from indigenous people.

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Democrats, WAKE UP to the threat of the enemy within

Our democracy’s very existence hangs in the balance.

Normalizing vigilantism? The American right’s reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict

“This might be interpreted across the far right as a type of permission slip to do this kind of thing or to seek out altercations in this way.”

The scary rise of private intelligence companies

In almost every aspect of life, things that used to be done by governments are being outsourced to the private sector with often predictably bad results.