A coalition of Indigenous organizations filed a complaint at The Hague on Monday accusing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro of carrying out an „explicit, systematic, and intentional“ assault on native peoples, pointing specifically to his systematic dismantling of environmental protections and aggressive campaign of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
At least 20 Indigenous-led water protectors were brutally arrested in northern Minnesota last weekend, with law enforcement using tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and pepper projectiles in an attempt to break resistance to the Canadian pipeline company’s $9 billion Line 3 project.
The study published in Nature also found that pesticide interaction was likely to be „synergistic“, meaning that their combined impact was greater than the sum of their individual effects.
These „interactions between multiple agrochemicals significantly increase bee mortality,“ said co-author Harry Siviter, of the University of Texas at Austin.
The decision to remove glyphosate from Roundup is a response to years-long court battles Bayer inherited after acquiring Roundup manufacturer Monsanto in 2018. Over one hundred thousand plaintiffs allege that their non-Hodgkins lymphoma is linked to Roundup use. However, Bayer’s decision only applies to consumer markets – the company will continue selling glyphosate-based formulas for agricultural and professional use.
While calling the announcement „an important victory to protect the health of Americans,“ Kendra Klein, senior scientist at Friends of the Earth, stressed that „action on this toxic weedkiller can’t wait until 2023. Major home and garden retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s must lead the industry by ending the sales of Roundup immediately.“
“The survival rate of transplanted coral is low,” the prefectural spokesman said. “Transplantation needs to be done very carefully.”
Another official at Aden port said the vessel had been moored since 2014 at Al-Bariqah, west of the main port, and had held stores of diesel.
„The Hubbard County Sheriff has attempted to illegally construct a de facto open-air prison to trap Indigenous environmental protectors and allies on their own property.“
The Okavango Delta is home to some of the world’s most threatened species, including endangered African wild dogs and cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, and lions.
Cerro was a leader of the Indigenous Lenca people and coordinated the movement United Communities, which brings together residents from the surroundings of Ulua de Chinda and San Antonio Cortes rivers as they fight against the El Tornillito hydroelectric project in the area.
The creation of a satellite system in highly elliptical orbits is necessary for information collection to solve operational meteorology and hydrology problems, and monitoring the climate and environment in the Arctic region, it said.
As the mayor of Clyde River, a small Inuit hamlet in the territory of Nunavut in northern Canada, Jerry Natanine had seen local opposition to an iron ore mining project building for years.
So, when a group of Inuit hunters this month set up a protest blockade at the Mary River mine on Baffin Island, in the Arctic Archipelago, he was not surprised. “They’re not here to listen to us at all,” Natanine told Al Jazeera in a phone interview, referring to Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation, which runs the site.
The vast majority of the mining portion of the bill, about 1 million acres, would codify prevention on mining specifically around the Grand Canyon.
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan, writer Arundhati Roy, and 18 other personalities denounced the „absurd accusations“ against Ravi and indicated that they seek to criminalize dissent and social protests.
Communities in state of Sarawak on Borneo say forest is being felled without their consent and still being certified as sustainable.
The answer lies on the eastern side of the reserve, where nine community concessions (so called because the Guatemalan government “conceded” the right to use the forest sustainably) have maintained a near-zero deforestation rate for more than 20 years, while creating bustling, local, legal economies built on sustainable forestry — while keeping organized crime at bay.
The report „Coal Mining and De-mining: Ethnocide and Ecocide in La Guajira“ was presented this week, examining the impacts on the Wayúu communities, small farmers and Afrodescendants who live in the vicinity of the Cerrejón coal mine.
After receiving a citizen lawsuit against the State, the Rio de Janeiro’s Federal Criminal Judge Maria Almeida Senos de Carvalho temporarily suspended the decision taken by the National Environment Council (CONAMA) because its implementation may generate „irrevocable damage to the environment.“
Albemarle, the world’s largest lithium producer, is locked in a feud with Chilean regulators over how it calculates its reserves of the ultralight metal, a potential risk to its plans to ramp up production.
Jenrick said he found the proposal was not environmentally acceptable.
Carbon pricing is a term that was later popularized by the World Bank to include carbon trading (cap-and-trade and offsets), carbon taxes, REDD+ and voluntary carbon markets schemes. This allowed corporations to secure additional profit through trading carbon credits and in some cases tax breaks.
Bin Yaqut also accused Riyadh and Abu Dhabi of „destroying the charming and rare environmental landmarks on Socotra Island and establishing camps amid a terrible international silence.“
However, that language does not appear in the final version of the party’s platform.
A DNC spokesperson told HuffPost in a statement that the amendment was “incorrectly included” and removed “after the error was discovered.”
“The Trump administration’s so-called review process for their shameless sell-off of the Arctic Refuge has been a sham from the start. We’ll see them in court,” said a statement from Lena Moffitt, The Sierra Club’s senior director of its Our Wild America campaign.
After the parliamentary coup against the Workers‘ Party in 2016, the use of toxic agrochemicals has increased in the South American nation.
06.08.2020 Tesla is a world leader in electric cars, while Nornickel is a global leader in environmental damage. This doesn’t match, claims Aborigen Forum, a network of independent experts, activists and Russian indigenous groups who see their homeland being destroyed by pollution.
Trump announced his support for fully funding the LWCF and addressing the parks maintenance backlog in March. His support for the LWCF marks an election year reversal, as he had previously proposed slashing the fund’s budget by about 97 percent.
Trump credited two GOP senators facing competitive races, Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Steve Daines (Mont.), who have been among the bill’s major backers.
The two energy companies behind plans to build a natural gas pipeline spanning from West Virginia to North Carolina announced Sunday that the project was canceled, citing ongoing legal battles over the pipeline’s construction.
Australian star-gazers will help shine a light on the issue of light pollution by observing the sky during the winter solstice today.
Paiakan, leader of the Kayapo people, was best-known as the guardian of the Amazon, after heading several fights to protect the rainforest against the exploitation of its natural resources.
Company announces report on destruction of the Juukan Gorge cave in the Pilbara region of Western Australia will be made public in October
Euahlayi man and ANU researcher Bhiamie Eckford-Williamson told the commission that the Black Summer bushfires created extraordinary public interest in Aboriginal people’s land management practices, especially burning.
On the eve of a holiday weekend and during a global pandemic, the Trump administration last week approved a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument. It would be the first well drilled in the monument since it was established in 2001.
The Bureau of Land Management originally approved the well and pipeline two years ago but withdrew that approval in July 2019 after Los Padres ForestWatch and Center for Biological Diversity filed objections. The conservation groups cited the well’s potential harm to wildlife, views and the climate.
Federal Judge Brian Morris determined that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wrongly issued the permit, saying the Corps did not comply with environmental requirements.
The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline hit another roadblock Wednesday when a federal judge struck down permits for the pipeline and ordered a full workup of the environmental impacts of the project.
North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe had sued over the pipeline as protesters from around the country came to rally against pipeline construction that would travel across native lands and cross the Missouri River.
A U.S. Army base nestled at the foot of a southern Arizona mountain range is threatening a sensitive desert waterway sometimes called America’s most endangered river, two environmental groups said in a federal lawsuit Friday.
Eight conservation organizations, represented by the nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice, challenged the logging plan on the grounds that, among other claims, it had violated the National Environmental Policy Act, which gives people a say in government actions that will affect their communities.
Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump administration today for eliminating longstanding protections for the nation’s waters, including approximately half of all wetlands and potentially millions of miles of streams. The Trump rule allows polluters to pave over wetlands and dump pesticides, mining waste and other pollutants directly into these now-unprotected waterways.
The protesters say they back the Wet’suwet’en indigenous people of British Columbia in their campaign against the C$6.6 billion ($4.98 billion) Coastal GasLink project. Some aboriginal bands claim the right to veto projects on their territory, a stance rejected by a Canadian court earlier this month.
“Reconciliation doesn’t mean allowing a couple of people to shut down the national economy,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney told reporters.
The Tohono O’odham Nation penned a powerful letter to the U.S. Border Patrol calling for a halt to the destruction, stressing the many tragedies occurring on their sacred lands: bulldozers ripping up their ancestors’ burial sites, their water resources being stolen, and the agency consistently ignoring their pleas for consultation.
Officials from the Mexican navy, federal police and Mexican environmental protection agency were also onboard the M/V Sharpie.
People need to see what the government of Canada is doing!
His brother, Amado Gomez asked the authorities for a DNA test because although he considers that the dimensions of the body match, the clothes do not correspond with the ones Homero wore the last time he was seen. Experts from the State Prosecutor’s Office keep on conducting the corresponding forensic studies.
We are giving the Forest Service the opportunity to address the serious legal problems with this decision before actually filing a lawsuit. For the sake of our public lands and wildlife – especially the imperiled species that will be harmed by this project – we truly hope the Forest Service reconsiders its decision and either cancels the project or takes the steps necessary to bring the project in compliance with federal law.
Residents of Jermuk and the surrounding communities have long contested that the mine posed a threat to their environment and economic livelihoods, as Lydian’s plans to use cyanide to leach gold concentrate from the ore.
Earlier in 2019 September, the PM had again called on the protesters and environmentalists to open access to the mine.
Homero Gomez, who manages a butterfly sanctuary in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, disappeared on Jan. 13, according to the Human Rights State Commission of Michoacan.
The global neonic market generated $4.42 billion in revenue in 2018, roughly doubling over the previous decade, according to new figures provided to The Intercept from Agranova, a research firm that tracks the industry.
After they were built, bankers, executives and affluent retirees were among those who bought up the luxury apartments. One bank executive told the BBC last year that he had spent what would now amount to $70,000 (£55,000) to purchase a 2,140 sq ft (198 sq m) flat in Alfa Serene in 2006.
Part of the Keystone 1 Pipeline in North Dakota was shut down after a leak of about 9,120 barrels of oil — 383,040 gallons — was discovered, TC Energy company said in a statement.
Citing the ecological fragility of the area, Italy’s Ministry for Environment, land and Sea rejected a plan that would have dramatically increased the size of Rome’s main airport.
Brazilian farmers are wary of the imminent introduction of a new genetically modified soy seed technology because of the risks associated with dicamba, a herbicide the biotech product is designed to tolerate. Widely used in the United States, dicamba has been described as a volatile product that drifts off easily and may compromise non-tolerant soybeans.
We are saddened to learn that Adrian Dahood-Fritz, who worked for the Ocean Protection Council under the California Natural Resources Agency since April as a senior environmental scientist, and her husband Andrew Fritz, were aboard the boat and are presumed dead. Adrian led the state’s efforts to manage California’s network of marine protected areas, and she cared deeply about the ocean and biodiversity. She embodied marine conservation and was a highly accomplished and respected scientific researcher.
Was sich zurzeit in der Schweiz abspielt, ist nur die Spitze des Eisbergs, der sichtbare Teil eines internationalen Trends, bei dem Großkonzerne zunehmend den öffentlich-rechtlichen und demokratisch legitimierten Raum besetzen und als Weltkonzern-Oligarchie politische Entscheidungen durchsetzen. Wir müssen wachsam und gut organisiert sein, um unsere Gewässer, unsere Erde und unsere Gesellschaft vor dem Angriff auf das Gemeinwohl zu schützen.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra authorized Sunday for the army to join the national police forces to “protect” the key mining port of Matarani, a day before an expected new round of protests against Southern Copper’s ‘Tia Maria’ open-pit mining project.
US Democratic Party presidential nominees Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have both tweeted their support for the protesters, while President Donald Trump has not made his position clear.
Johnson’s visit to Mauna Kea came on the 10th day of protests, after the Governor issued a state of emergency amid what he described as rising tensions at the site.
„I wanted to come here and see our people and stand with them and support them,“ Johnson told Hawaii News Now.
The majority of the local population has opposed the project, citing tremendous environmental impact, resulting to the complete desecration of tourism and agriculture in the area (those industries make up almost all financial activity in the area). The local population demonstrated over the years, even shutting down national roads, but the construction is still going on.
El ambientalista José Luis Álvarez Flores fue asesinado entre los límites de Tabasco y Chiapas, un activista que luchaba por conservar la fauna silvestre.
… Recently he denounced the illegal extraction of sand and stones from the Usumacinta River.“
„Howler monkeys have become one of the most common species found in animal trafficking (rings). Adults are captured to be used as food and the young are used as pets,“ local media Principia reported and added that the capture of young monkeys usually leads to the death of the mother and the rest of the family group.
Considerable data and analysis support the detection of one or more supernovae (SNe) at a distance of about 50 pc, ∼2.6 million years ago. This is possibly related to the extinction event around that time and is a member of a series of explosions that formed the Local Bubble in the interstellar medium. We build on previous work, and propagate the muon flux from SN-initiated cosmic rays from the surface to the depths of the ocean. We find that the radiation dose from the muons will exceed the total present surface dose from all sources at depths up to 1 km and will persist for at least the lifetime of marine megafauna. It is reasonable to hypothesize that this increase in radiation load may have contributed to a newly documented marine megafaunal extinction at that time.
(11. Dezember 1983)
At a conference on mass extinctions, held in August at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Dr. Sepkoski said the timing of these events suggested that “there is indeed a statistically significant periodicity in the observed distribution of events of mass or accelerated extinction over the last 250 million years.“ Search for Answers
He confessed this “stumped“ him and Dr. Raup, saying: “We are aware of no documented process with a cycling time approximately 26 million years. But with that long a cycle, we suspect that the forcing agent will not be terrestrial but rather solar or galactic.“
Authors: Laviolette, P. A.
Journal: Earth, Moon, and Planets (ISSN 0167-9295), vol. 37, March 1987, p. 241-286.
The 7th „Global March Against Monsanto“ is taking place to protest against Monsanto’s glyphosate and genetically modified organisms.
On Saturday, massive demonstrations took place in nearly forty French cities against Monsanto, an U.S. agrochemical corporation acquired by the German group Bayer last June in a US$68 billon deal.
The museum had expressed concern over the event last week, saying it had been booked before the decision was made to honor Bolsonaro.
“With mutual respect for the work & goals of our individual organizations, we jointly agreed that the Museum is not the optimal location for the Brazilian-Am. Chamber of Commerce gala dinner,” the museum said on its official Twitter account.
What’s more, dams don’t last forever. They need to be retired and dismantled and this bears a high financial cost, too. „The cost of removing a dam once its useful life is over is extremely high, and should be taken into account when computing the total cost of a new hydro development,“ Moran notes. „If the cost of removal had to be included, many dams wouldn’t be built. It would be far more expensive to produce a kilowatt-hour of electricity via a hydro complex with a useful life of 30 to 50 years, like those under construction in Brazil.“
Salles reportedly „violated legal norms“ to favor the economic interests of the Federation of Industries of Sao Paulo (Fiesp), the most influential business association in Brazil. Judge Martins also added that Salles and Fiesp modified University of Sao Paulo’s maps to benefit companies in the mining sector.
The letter also condemned plans to combine the environment and agriculture ministry, as suggested by Bolsonaro’s top agriculture adviser last week.
“The subordination of these functions to agriculture, in addition to demonstrating a lack of knowledge of the subject, would generate insurmountable conflicts of interest and jeopardize four decades of progress in protecting the environment,” the letter said.