New Merch Offers!

As some of you may have noticed, the Journal collective has been hard at work coming up with new ways to make this project exciting for you to support. Before the COVID-19 pandemic even impacted us this year, our website had to change to a new URL, and we were unable to sell anything on […]

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#LANDBACK Coast to Coast Call to Action: November 23rd – 29th

anonymous / It’s Going Down Call for a week of solidarity with indigenous land struggles for sovereignty across so-called Canada and beyond. The Indigenous people of the land have been under attack ever since the first invaders came to our shores. We have been defending our lands and protecting our waters for generations. We have […]

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Road-Paving Project Threatens a Wildlife-Rich Reserve in Papua

by Asrida Elisabeth / adapted by Hans Nicholas Jong / Mongabay The Indonesian government plans to pave a stretch of highway running through an ecologically important wildlife reserve in the country’s Papua region. Experts warn the paving will encourage greater encroachment into Mamberamo Foja Wildlife Reserve, which is home to at least 332 bird species […]

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Environmental Democracy in Ecuador Promotes Anti-Mining Agenda

by Vincent Ricci / Mongabay A court ruling in Ecuador allowing a community referendum on proposed mining projects could embolden communities across the country mounting similar opposition to mines. The ruling in favor of Cuenca, the capital of Azuay province and the third-largest city in Ecuador, was prompted by concerns over two gold mines, although […]

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Escaped Cloned Female Mutant Crayfish Take Over Belgian Cemetery

from nzherald Escaped self-cloning mutant crayfish created in experimental breeding programmes have invaded a Belgian cemetery. Hundreds of the duplicating crustaceans, which can dig down to up to a metre and are always female, pose a deadly threat to local biodiversity after colonising a historic Antwerp graveyard. “It’s impossible to round up all of them. […]

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Birds Share Food With Less Fortunate Conspecifics

by Jorg Massen / Utrecht University Not only people show sympathy, also birds seem to care about the fate of conspecifics. They notice how much food the others already have and then share theirs with individuals that were not given any. “They seem to take the each other’s perspective into account in their decision and […]

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Ask Dr. Donley: Are Sharks Being Killed for Vaccines?

by Dr. Nathan Donley / Medium.com Dear Dr. Donley, I’ve read some articles recently saying that sharks are being killed to produce coronavirus vaccines. Is this true, and if it is, is there anything I can do about it? Signed, Tell Me Some-fin good Dear Chew-sy Vaxxer, Aww jeez. Aren’t there any other shark-related questions […]

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