New York City Activists Unfurl 35-foot Banner on High Line to Protest Park’s Use of FSC-Certified Amazon Wood

From Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet (EI) Contact: Tim Doody: rainforestsny@gmail.com Simon Counsell: info@fsc-watch.org Dr. Glen Barry: glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org PHOTOS AND VIDEO OF BANNER: http://RFNY.org http://www.flickr.com/photos/32461153@N08/ September 24th, New York: This morning, environmental activists unfurled a 35-foot banner blocking the iconic view of 10th Avenue from the High Line park to protest the Amazon wood…… Continue reading New York City Activists Unfurl 35-foot Banner on High Line to Protest Park’s Use of FSC-Certified Amazon Wood

RELEASE: “Good REDD” Fully Protects and Restores Old Forest Carbon and Local Livelihoods

All Copenhagen bound climate parties urged to get back to basics of avoiding deforestation and degradation as a keystone climate change response. The focus must be upon ending first time industrial logging of primary forests, while providing local peoples alternative incomes based upon fully intact standing old forests. Anything less is unworthy of green support.…… Continue reading RELEASE: “Good REDD” Fully Protects and Restores Old Forest Carbon and Local Livelihoods

RELEASE: Police Violently Attack Peaceful Indigenous Blockade in Peruvian Amazon, Killing Many

Peruvian police reportedly shot indigenous protesters from helicopters — as peaceful protesters were protecting their ancestral land. Online affinity campaign demanding Peru respect indigenous rights continues. TAKE ACTION! Peru's police have clashed with Amazon tribes opposed to foreign companies opening oil wells and mines in their rainforests without their consent. Police reportedly shot at protesters…… Continue reading RELEASE: Police Violently Attack Peaceful Indigenous Blockade in Peruvian Amazon, Killing Many

RELEASE: Malaysia’s Hollow Democracy: Government Censors Internet Criticism of Global Rainforest for Oil Palm Land Grab

Government documents regarding planned Amazon oil palm project by Malaysian government agency removed from Internet, and all email messages into country regarding the project are being delete By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet (EI) CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org Ecological Rather than respond substantively to criticism over the Malaysian government and industry's expansion of…… Continue reading RELEASE: Malaysia’s Hollow Democracy: Government Censors Internet Criticism of Global Rainforest for Oil Palm Land Grab

RELEASE: Malaysia’s Global Oil Palm Rainforest Land Grab Just the Beginning of Larger Land and Water Scarcity Issues

PRESS/SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE Over-developed, over-populated, and land and water scarce Asian and Middle East nations embark upon global land grab to produce food and agrofuels; threatening global human rights, rainforest and other natural ecosystems, and regional and global ecological sustainability. Deadly global ecological issues require global citizens to unite in escalating protest action! By Earth's…… Continue reading RELEASE: Malaysia’s Global Oil Palm Rainforest Land Grab Just the Beginning of Larger Land and Water Scarcity Issues

Oil Palm in Your Food: Rainforest’s and Climate’s Greatest Scourge

EcoInternet and Rainforest Rescue have been campaigning against the spread of industrial, monoculture oil palm plantations in primary rainforests for years, with some success, but the threat keeps on escalating. This is largely due to the extent to which oil palm has emerged as a cheap food ingredient [ark] in industrial nations. This is one…… Continue reading Oil Palm in Your Food: Rainforest’s and Climate’s Greatest Scourge

RELEASE: Major Victory for Ivory Coast’s Rainforests as Oil Palm Successfully Resisted

Finally the oil palm scourge threatening primary rainforests and life giving ecosystems worldwide faces a setback as local protests are again successfully supported internationally by EcoInternet, Rainforest Rescue and others. By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet (EI) CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org C