Category: Forest Conservation

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Bill McKibben’s Ecology-Free Declaration of War on Climate is Dangerous and Wrong

Why does Bill McKibben’s recent sensationalistic appeal for a “War on Climate” make no mention, not even one, of ecology or ecosystems? While understanding Mr. McKibben is trying to call for a rapid societal response at a massive...

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VICTORY! Walker’s Proposed Wisconsin Great Lakes Mine Perched Above Lake Superior Defeated

The project’s collapse is a major blow to Governor Scott Walker’s anti-science environmental policies. The only question remaining is whether the governor must now return the $700,000 bribe paid by the out-of-state developers for its approval. March 1,...

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CONGRATULATE Forest Stewardship Council for 1st Baby Steps Ending Greenwash of Old-Growth Forest Logging

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) claims to certify the sustainability of forest management. Yet for two decades FSC with the support of major NGOs like WWF and Greenpeace have greenwashed industrial scale old-growth forest logging – across an...

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New Science Suggests More Land-Based Ecosystems Lost than Biosphere Can Bear

An important scientific journal article published today finds that 66% of Earth’s land area must be maintained as natural and agro-ecological ecosystems to sustain a livable environment. Yet about 50% have already been lost, threatening global biosphere collapse....

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ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE: Terrestrial Ecosystem Loss and Biosphere Collapse

Excerpt of manuscript accepted for publication mid-2014 by Management of Environmental Quality Abstract Planetary boundary science defines key thresholds in the Earth System’s biogeochemical conditions that precede ecosystem collapse and threaten human well-being. Terrestrial ecosystems enter into the...

CALL FOR PAPERS: Announcing Major Kerala, India Ecology Conference 0

CALL FOR PAPERS: Announcing Major Kerala, India Ecology Conference

Dr. Glen Barry of EcoInternet to serve as Academic Convener, and present on the global biodiversity, ecosystem and biosphere imperatives for biocentric land planning and strengthened legal protections for Kerala's Asian elephants – and their corridors, particularly the...

RELEASE/VICTORY: Australian Timber Giant Gunns to End Old Growth Logging 6

RELEASE/VICTORY: Australian Timber Giant Gunns to End Old Growth Logging

Shows strength of Tasmanian, Australian and global forest protection movements, yet need firm dates for commitments, and assurances other bad forestry practices will not be embraced. First and foremost, as Gunns pulls out of the Forest Industries Association...

RELEASE/VICTORY: Vedanta Mine Plan on Sacred Tribal Mountain Halted by Indian Government 19

RELEASE/VICTORY: Vedanta Mine Plan on Sacred Tribal Mountain Halted by Indian Government

Vedanta's controversial bauxite mine on the Dongria Kondh's tribal land has been stopped, after four years of protests by local peoples supported by Survival International and a wide range of affinity campaigns, including most recently by EI's Earth...

RELEASE: Greenpeace Partners with Industry Logging Canadian Boreal Forests 5

RELEASE: Greenpeace Partners with Industry Logging Canadian Boreal Forests

Along with ForestEthics and other foundation-dependent primary forest logging apologists, Greenpeace negotiates weak agreement that legitimizes continued old growth forest logging in exchange for vague promises of possible future protections. Old forest greenwashing must end. By Earth's Newsdesk,...

RELEASE: Key Indian Elephant Corridor and Habitat Successfully Protected 3

RELEASE: Key Indian Elephant Corridor and Habitat Successfully Protected

EcoInternet's Earth Action Network again demonstrates its ability to successfully internationalize strong, local environmental sustainability protest — please support EI's continued success now during crucial fund-raiser After prolonged protest by EcoInternet, Rainforest Rescue and other partners, the Indian...

RELEASE: Greenpeace Wipes It’s Soft, Virgin Butt with Canada’s Ancient Boreal Forests 24

RELEASE: Greenpeace Wipes It’s Soft, Virgin Butt with Canada’s Ancient Boreal Forests

– Against what ecological science tells us is required for global and regional ecological sustainability, Greenpeace Canada endorses continued clearcut of ancient boreal forests for paper products including toilet paper. Nothing to change as ancient boreal forests continues...

VICTORY/RELEASE: Global Consensus Emerging Regarding Need to End Industrial Primary Forest Logging as Keystone Climate Change Response 6

VICTORY/RELEASE: Global Consensus Emerging Regarding Need to End Industrial Primary Forest Logging as Keystone Climate Change Response

After being a lone voice in the wilderness for decades, Dr. Glen Barry and EcoInternet's biocentric forest protection position has been adopted by most major forest protection organizations. It remains to be determined how those committing to keeping...

Globally, Land Degrading Faster Than Expected 8

Globally, Land Degrading Faster Than Expected

A fascinating yet terrifying new study [ark] finds that 24% of the Earth's land is degrading, some of it formerly quite productive. This is the first accurate satellite based quantification of land degradation [search]. Prior to this it...

Obama’s Hard Choices on Biofuels 7

Obama’s Hard Choices on Biofuels

A Time Magazine article [ark] late last year highlighted well our objections to industrial agrofuels [search], indicating there are some hard choices to be made on ethanol by President Obama and his Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Both have...

Climate Disaster Down Under 2

Climate Disaster Down Under

The enormity of Australia's climate disaster is further illustrated by the fact that Victoria's bushfires released nearly as much carbon dioxide [ark] as a year of the nation's industrial activity. Climate change caused heat and drought made already...

RELEASE: World Outraged by Finland’s Continued Old Growth Logging 7

RELEASE: World Outraged by Finland’s Continued Old Growth Logging

Supposedly “Green” Finland's unprotected intact old growth forest landscapes, including 300 year old trees in Northern Forest Lapland, continue to be destroyed to make throw-away paper products By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry,...

Non-Human Predators Essential for Ecosystems 0

Non-Human Predators Essential for Ecosystems

Olympic National Park [search] in Washington state is protected, but still ecologically threatened due to the extirpation of wolves [ark]. Turns out that without its top predators, the ecosystem suffers “trophic cascade” [search], whereby prey species become too...

VICTORY RELEASE: Oregon’s Governor Stymies Bush’s “Midnight” Forest Raid 12

VICTORY RELEASE: Oregon’s Governor Stymies Bush’s “Midnight” Forest Raid

President Obama now has chance to protect America's forest legacy, and allow Oregon and the nation's overworked forest biodiversity and carbon stores to recover ecologically (Seattle, WA) — EcoInternet (EI) welcomes Oregon governor Ted Kulongoski's decision to block...

Ancient Forests Found to Be Climate Air Conditioners 10

Ancient Forests Found to Be Climate Air Conditioners

New research in Royal Society journal Philosophical Transactions A “suggests that chopping down forests could accelerate global warming [ark] more than was thought, and that protecting existing trees could be one of the best ways to tackle the...

Common Birds Dwindling, Humans Next? 3

Common Birds Dwindling, Humans Next?

You know there is something deeply wrong with global ecology [search] when populations of previously common and widespread birds catastrophically crash, and in some cases move towards extinction. A new study from BirdLife finds birds are threatened [ark...