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Natural Forests Are Key In Removing Carbon

Natural Forests Are Key In Removing Carbon

Logging devastation in Mapuche Territory, Chile. Photo: Langelle Restoring Natural Forests is the Best Way to Remove Atmospheric Carbon Nature  April 2, 2019 Simon L. Lewis, Charlotte E. Wheeler, Edward T.A. Mitchard & Alexander Koch Keeping global warming below...

Planting Trees is Only a Good News Story if it’s Done Right

Planting Trees is Only a Good News Story if it’s Done Right

Ancient Araucaria forest in Chile. Photo: Petermann, 2004 The Guardian December 25, 2019 Bibi van der Zee A few years ago I went to the Kilombero valley in Tanzania to find out why the elephants there had disappeared. It was still beautiful; a long, green plain with...

Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Tree: A Risk Not Worth Taking

Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Tree: A Risk Not Worth Taking

Moms Across America November 23, 2019 Theresa Church and Ruddy Turnstone While the season of “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” is upon us, the public comment period for the genetically engineered American chestnut (GE AC) is imminent. The request to commercialize...

CRISPR Inventor Calls for Regulation

"CRISPR Cas9" by National Institutes of Health (NIH) is licensed under CC PDM 1.0 One of CRISPR’s inventors has called for controls on gene-editing technology MIT Technology Review November 15, 2019 Antonio Regalado Jennifer Doudna says governments need to pay more...

Breaking: Chile Cancels UN Climate COP Amidst Massive Popular Uprising

Breaking: Chile Cancels UN Climate COP Amidst Massive Popular Uprising

Chile was to be the perfect host for the UN Climate COP which has as its focus the expansion and further legitimization of market-based policies based on the neoliberal commodification of the earth, an expansion of industrial tree plantations as a “natural climate...

Org. Sign On! Brazil Groups Say Plantations Are Not Forests!

Org. Sign On! Brazil Groups Say Plantations Are Not Forests!

September 21st is the International Day Against Tree Plantations  Sign Your group onto the letter denouncing tree plantations to the IUFRO World Congress (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) by 9/19/19 World Rainforest Movement, which is on the...