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

VICTORY! California Leads in Saying No to Deforestation Biofuels

California is setting the precedent of regulating greenhouse gas emissions from transport fuels [ark]. The regulation requires producers, refiners and importers of gasoline and diesel to reduce the carbon footprint of their fuel by 10% over the next decade. And it launches the state on an ambitious path toward cutting its overall heat-trapping emissions by…… Continue reading VICTORY! California Leads in Saying No to Deforestation Biofuels

RELEASE: United States Starts Down Long, Difficult Road to Sufficient Climate Change Policy

By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org (Earth) — EcoInternet (EI) welcomes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ruling today that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases “may endanger public health or welfare”, a finding that opens the door to future regulation of such emissions under the Clean Air Act. EI…… Continue reading RELEASE: United States Starts Down Long, Difficult Road to Sufficient Climate Change Policy

EARTH MEANDERS: The Only Way Forward Is Back to Gaia’s Garden

Geo-engineering madness will complete the destruction of the biosphere and human being(s). It is critical that we reject industrial geo-engineering, to instead embrace a program of sufficient global ecological protection and restoration. By Dr. Glen Barry, EcoInternet Earth Meanders come from Earth's Newsdesk Human Hubris Gaia (or the Earth System if you rather) is not…… Continue reading EARTH MEANDERS: The Only Way Forward Is Back to Gaia’s Garden

RELEASE: Global Civil Society Opposes Charred Earth Policy

147 organisations from 44 countries warn against 'biochar' (large-scale charcoal) as a dangerous new false solution to climate change TAKE ACTION: Tell Leading Climate Scientists, Industrialists and Negotiators to Stop Promoting Industrial Scale Biochar By Earth's Newsdesk, a project of EcoInternet CONTACT: Dr. Glen Barry, glenbarry@ecologicalinternet.org (Earth) — An international declaration was today launched by…… Continue reading RELEASE: Global Civil Society Opposes Charred Earth Policy

Climate, Rainforest and Other Environmental Impacts of Corn Ethanol Gaining Prominence

Over a year ago, the U.S. Congress passed a law requiring massive increases in the production of ethanol and other biofuels. The Renewable Fuel Standard [search], passed as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, requires the nation to produce 36 billion gallons of biofuels [search] by 2022. At the moment, most…… Continue reading Climate, Rainforest and Other Environmental Impacts of Corn Ethanol Gaining Prominence

RELEASE: EcoInternet Boosts Networking of Biocentric Thought and Action

EI commits to regular micro-blogging and social networking upon Twitter and Facebook, to promote ecologically sufficient policies adequate to achieve global ecological sustainability (Earth) — EcoInternet (EI) has committed to furthering its leadership in use of the Internet to facilitate environmental conservation by establishing major new Facebook and Twitter presences[1]. While EcoInternet's President, Dr. Glen…… Continue reading RELEASE: EcoInternet Boosts Networking of Biocentric Thought and Action

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 was assumed to be limited to 15%. Land degradation — the decline in the quality of soil,…… Continue reading Globally, Land Degrading Faster Than Expected