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 […]
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 […]
by Max Granger / EF!J Spring 2019 The day after Edward Abbey died, in the spring of 1989, his friends and family wrapped his body in a sleeping bag, packed it in dry ice, and loaded it into the bed of a blue Chevy pickup. They drove west out of Tucson, then south toward Mexico, […]
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. […]
Secwépemc protesters have settled in for the long haul in a bid to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project from being completed in Kamloops.
by some anarchists September 14, 2020, unceded Pacheedaht Territory: On a coast choked in smoke from fires burning a vast swath of this dying planet, up road TR11A on the north side of Edinburgh Mountain on so-called Vancouver Island, we felled seven trees across the road, erected tripods, hung banners, and locked a gate to […]
𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 #𝐒𝐡𝐮𝐭𝐃𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐊𝐊𝐑 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐮𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐭’𝐬𝐮𝐰𝐞𝐭’𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐬!
by Fernanda Wenzel, Pedro Papini, and Naira Hofmeister / Mongabay Wall Street fund manager BlackRock administers 2.2 billion reais ($408 million) in shares in the three largest Brazilian meatpackers operating in the Amazon today. The cattle purchase and slaughter operations of JBS, Marfrig and Minerva involve 6.9 million hectares (17 million acres) of land at […]
from AMW English 219 prisoners escaped from Moroto Prison on Wednesday after prisoners were exposed to coronavirus. One soldier was killed by prison rebels, who stormed an armory and seized over 15 weapons and ammunition. Only seven out of 219 prisoners who escaped from the prison in north-eastern Uganda have been recaptured. Two prisoners have […]
from / It’s Going Down Early Friday morning, police entered the building of the Human Rights Commission of Mexico State (CODHEM) in Ecatepec. The police evicted and beat the women who had taken over the building. The occupation of the building was part of a series of feminist actions in Mexico in recent days that […]