Posts Tagged ‘ forests ’

Germany: Extreme Weather Extends Barricades in the Hambach Forest

Germany: Extreme Weather Extends Barricades in the Hambach Forest

received anonymously / Earth First! Newswire The Hambacher Forest cleared in early spring of barricades by armoured bulldozers, only to be re-barricaded the very next day with new trenches growing from day to day, has now been assisted by a powerful ally. The climate chaos itself, nature striking back and over the last 2...
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Indigenous People in Panama Use Drones to Fight Deforestation

Indigenous People in Panama Use Drones to Fight Deforestation

by Anastasia Moloney / news.trust.org BOGOTA, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Indigenous people in Panama are using drones as a new weapon to monitor deforestation on their lands as thousands of hectares disappear every year in one of the world’s most biodiverse rainforests, the United Nations said. More than half of Panama is...
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Logging Record in Finland: 100 Million Trees Harvested Last Year

Logging Record in Finland: 100 Million Trees Harvested Last Year

from yle New figures released Friday from the National Resources Institute (Luke) indicate that more trees were cut down in Finland in 2015 than ever before in its recorded history, with 58.5 million cubic metres of roundwood removed from its forests for commercial use. This figure was up on the previous year by 2.6...
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Germany: The Eviction of LAUtonomia Forest Occupation, A Trail of Destruction

Germany: The Eviction of LAUtonomia Forest Occupation, A Trail of Destruction

translated from LAUtonomia (German blog) It hurts to see how weeks of work in the shortest time is nullified. It hurts again to see that power profit interests is placed far above all living beings who live in this forest. It hurts to know that people who are close to us be put in...
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Wildfire Burns Large Swath of Fort McMurray; 80,000 flee

Wildfire Burns Large Swath of Fort McMurray; 80,000 flee

by Doug Stanglin and Doyle Rice/ USA Today A raging wildfire, whipped by strong winds from a cold front that arrived Wednesday, has destroyed 1,600 structures in the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray and driven out almost the entire population of 83,000 people. The fire is expected to be one of Canada’s costliest disasters ever, said Steve...
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Blockade Disrupts Klamath Salvage Logging (Video)

from YouTube SEIAD VALLEY, Calif. – Hours before daybreak this morning dozens of people including Tribal youth, river advocates and forest activists blocked the road leading to the Westside salvage logging project in the Klamath National Forest. Demonstrators held banners that read Karuk Land: Karuk Plan, recited call and response chants, and testified to...
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Hambach Update: Largest Lignite Mine in Europe Shut Down by Sabotage for Two Days

Hambach Update: Largest Lignite Mine in Europe Shut Down by Sabotage for Two Days

by Hambacher Forest Earth First! / Earth First! Newswire In the early hours of Monday Morning April 25, in the dark of the night, a power corridor with 10 power mains supplying current to the massive diggers, conveyor belts and all other facilities of the Largest Lignite Opencast Mine in Europe have been set...
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Germany: Hambach Forest Defenders and Others Disrupt RWE Shareholder’s Conference

Germany: Hambach Forest Defenders and Others Disrupt RWE Shareholder’s Conference

by Hambach Forest Defenders / Earth First! Newswire The RWE Energy (Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Rhine-Westfalia) Stockholders meetings was met with outside protest and constant inside disruptions by over 70 activists from groups ranging from Fossil Free and Greenpeace to groups and projects engaging in anti-coal blockades and direct actions such as Hambacher Forest, Robin...
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Finland: “Dialogue Devil” Car Set on Fire, Road into Fennovoima-Rosatom Site Blocked

Finland: “Dialogue Devil” Car Set on Fire, Road into Fennovoima-Rosatom Site Blocked

from anonymous communique Fennovoima-Rosatom tries to build a new nuclear power plant to Pyhäjoki, Finland. Nuclear energy is by every standards outdated techonology, finacially unprofitable, increases the centralization of energy production and produces hazardous nuclear waste for generations to come. On top of it all, Fennovoima-Rosatom is destroying unique nature as we speak and...
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Mexico: Forest Defenders’ Camp Being Destroyed by Soldiers

Mexico: Forest Defenders’ Camp Being Destroyed by Soldiers

from Centros de Medio Libres translated by Earth First! Journal At 9 AM Grupo Higa arrived with 800 heavily armed Mexican military police to the community of Xochicuautla to destroy the camp which residents set up in defense of the Otomí forest. In the same operative, machinery was introduced to continue...
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Germany: Police Raid Hambach Forest Camp and Project House; Five Arrested

Germany: Police Raid Hambach Forest Camp and Project House; Five Arrested

received anonymously / Earth First! Newswire Düren, 11.04.16: Police raid at the camp in the Hambach Forest and at the W.A.A. (a supporting house project in Düren); computers, electronics and banners were confiscated; several people arrested. This morning police forces searched the occupied meadow at the Hambach Forest and the W.A.A. in Düren, a...
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Gaian Hero Twilly Cannon and the Origins of the Ruckus Society

Gaian Hero Twilly Cannon and the Origins of the Ruckus Society

by Michael Donnelly / CounterPunch Back in 1995, things were looking bleak for the Northwest Forests. The pro-logging, exempt from all environmental laws, Salvage Rider was signed by Bill Clinton and tens of thousands of acres of Ancient Forests were suddenly at risk. In response, Mike Roselle and Twilly Cannon decided that there should...
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