Ecology/Environment

30/01/22
Author: 
First Nations leaders

News Release 
January 27, 2022

NEW REPORT RECOMMENDS FIRST NATIONS IN BC TAKE IMMEDIATE CONTROL OF MINING IN THEIR TERRITORIES

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) First Nations in BC are proactively working towards re-establishing sovereignty over their territories in British Columbia, by introducing and exercising their own law-making authority to regulate and monitor mining on their own lands.

30/01/22
Author: 
Brian Melley
This undated photo provided by Save the Redwoods League shows some of the 523 acres of redwood forestland in Mendocino County, Calif., which was donated to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council for lasting protection and ongoing stewardship. The conservation group is turning over a historic redwood grove on the Northern California coast to the descendants of the original Native American inhabitants. (Max Forster/Save the Redwoods League via AP)
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The descendants of Native American tribes on the Northern California coast are reclaiming a bit of their heritage that includes ancient redwoods that have stood since their ancestors walked the land.

Save the Redwoods League planned to announce Tuesday that it is transferring more than 500 acres (202 hectares) on the Lost Coast to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council.

27/01/22
Author: 
George Monbiot
‘Last year, forests being used as corporate offsets were incinerated by the wildfires raging across North America.’ Photograph: Noah Berger/EPA

Jan. 26, 2022

Wealthy companies are using the facade of ‘nature-based solutions’ to enact a great carbon land grab

There is nothing that cannot be corrupted, nothing good that cannot be transformed into something bad. And there is no clearer example than the great climate land grab.

24/01/22
Author: 
System Change Not Climate Change

Jan 23, 2022

You Can watch the webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJkHFPk_hqg

During our Plastics Pollution webinar in October 2021, audience members requested an event at which solutions are discussed. And so . . . this webinar!

24/01/22
Author: 
Damian Carrington
Tiny particles, including tire dust, have been found in ice cores in Greenland stretching back 50 years, showing the extent of global plastic contamination. Photo by Turpin Samuel / Climate Visuals Countdown

January 24th 2022

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

24/01/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Deep-sea mining projects could start in international waters within the next two years despite a dearth of research on how it will affect critical marine ecosystems. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration

Jan. 24, 2022

Environmental groups want the Canadian government to call for a moratorium on deep-sea mining, joining countries like Chile and the EU Parliament.

Companies around the globe want to mine metals such as cobalt, manganese, nickel, and copper deep on the ocean floor, but hundreds of scientists warn the area is under-researched and its impacts on delicate ocean ecosystems could be devastating.

23/01/22
Author: 
Boundary Bay Conservation Committee
Why care if species go extinct?

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project - Canada.ca (iaac-aeic.gc.ca)

 

PLEASE ACT AND CIRCULATE

The Port of Vancouver is planning to dredge and fill the Fraser River Estuary, Delta, B.C. to build a massive man-made island the size of 250 football fields for a new Container Terminal with 3 new berths.

DEADLINE FEBRUARY 13, 2022

18/01/22
Author: 
Kenny Stancil
An aerial photograph taken on February 24, 2014 shows the destruction of an Indonesian rainforest—the habitat of endangered orangutans, tigers, and other animals as well as plant species—cleared to make way for a palm oil plantation on Borneo Island. (Photo: Bay Ismoyo/AFP via Getty Images)

Jan. 13, 2022

"Most companies and financial institutions with the greatest ability to halt deforestation are doing little or nothing."

A new report published Thursday details how some of the world's biggest corporations and banks are exacerbating the global climate emergency by fueling the destruction of the world's tropical rainforests.

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