John Woodside
The Xingu River, near Aldeia São Francisco. Photo via Amazonia Real/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Jan. 4, 2023

A Canadian mining company wants to open the largest open-pit gold mine in Brazil's history in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

However, Indigenous rights and environmental advocates are targeting the company's shareholders to stop it, saying Toronto-headquartered Belo Sun has made “misleading” claims to investors about its Volta Grande project.

Jonathan Watts
Bolsonaro’s ministers trashed the government agencies responsible for protecting the forest, nature reserves and Indigenous territories. Photo by Jonny Lew/Pexels

Jan. 3, 2023

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

Warren Montag and Dimitris Givisis
Image Credit: Photo by wiredforlego via Flikr

Dec. 15, 2022

Warren Montag, in this interview with Dimitris Givisis, offers global perspectives for the current capitalist conjuncture.

Victor Anderson and Rupert Read
Teaser photo credit: By UN Biodiversity – 22dec07-COP15-Sec-Gen-Media-3206, CC BY 2.0,

". . . fooling ourselves is not good for anyone. It’s certainly not good for nature; nor for our long-term mental health." . . . Optimism of the intellect is not what we need at this time. For it amounts to little more than wishful thinking writ large. What we need is courage: to look the very difficult truth in the face. And a profound determination: to work together to start to build a different system; and to pressure this system we live under to transform.

Dec. 20, 2022

Rebecca George, originally published by YES! magazine
Teaser photo credit:A mixture of brown, white, and red indica rice, also containing wild rice, Zizania species. By Earth100 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Website editor: Important and very interesting article.

Dec.20, 2022

Seemingly miraculous varieties that can withstand drought, flood, and saltwater intrusion are the result of centuries of selective breeding by ancient farmers.

Until as recently as 1970, India was a land with more than 100,000 distinct varieties of rice. Across a diversity of landscapes, soils, and climates, native rice varieties, also called “landraces,” were cultivated by local farmers. And these varieties sprouted rice diversity in hue, aroma, texture, and taste.


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