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...