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Stories about Biodiversity and Biodevastation.

Nations Rising

By: 
Ron Johnson

In many ways, the movement at Standing Rock represents the growing strength and visibility of indigenous people climate justice movements across all of North America. In the larger context, it is the latest manifestation of native resistance against settler colonialism.

The Myth of Renewable Energy

By: 
Derrick Jensen

The way we think about saving our planet is entirely wrong.

This culture will not act to stop or significantly slow global warming. This culture will sacrifice—read kill—the planet rather than question the socioeconomic system that is killing our only home.

Why Predator-Friendly Beef Isn’t So Friendly, After All

By: 
George Wuerthner

Whenever there is discussion about the impacts of livestock production that has been imposed on native predators, someone almost always brings up “predator friendly” livestock operations.  It is a way to have your beef and eat it too. For some people giving up meat eating is something they can’t imagine, despite the many health and environmental costs of a meat diet, in particular, the mortality that predators suffer at the hands of livestock producers. Some folks want to feel like it’s possible to be a meat eater and save wolves, cougars, bears, and coyotes that are persecuted by the livestock industry.

Art World? More Like SeaWorld: The Use of Live Animals as Objects of Art

By: 
Elliot Sperber

Bonnie Boime: Live Animals as Objects of Art

While non-human animals (e.g. the bulls and horses depicted in the caves of Lascaux) have been subjects of art for tens of thousands of years, in the past few decades living animals have become not mere subjects but objects of art. Unlike two or three dimensional representations of animals, or even dead animals (the stuffed goat central to Robert Rauschenberg’s “Monogram,” or Joseph Beuys’ dead hare, for instance), the use of living animals in contemporary art is becoming more and more common.

Contamination at Largest US Air Force Base in Asia: Kadena, Okinawa

By: 
Jon Mitchell

Contamination at Largest US Air Force Base in Asia: Kadena, Okinawa | The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

Located in the center of Okinawa Island, Kadena Air Base is the largest United States Air Force installation in Asia.

The New Era Demands Cooperation, Not Competition

By: 
Seth Sandronsky

Ian Angus’ Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System is required reading. Why? Angus weds natural and social processes of planetary import in 2016. To this end, his “essential background and context” advances a vital discussion.

Indigenous communities mobilize to defend Guatemala’s forests from loggers

By: 
Jeff Abbott

Across Guatemala, indigenous communities are organizing to challenge logging in the country’s vast forests. These communities are concerned with the impact that both legal and illegal logging will have on their watersheds and on the environment.

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