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Periyar Sightings

It has been a while since we have shared our guest sightings at the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Some guests carry cameras to capture every moment and some just like enjoying the moment. 28 more words

Eco-tourism

BREAKING: Industry hype and misdirected science undercuts real energy and climate solutions

Note: In response to a recent media frenzy about poplars genetically engineered to create biofuels and “greener” paper, Global Justice Ecology Project, Biofuelwatch, Center for Food Safety and Canadian Biotechnology Action Network issued the following statement today.

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Climate Change

Tasmanian forests set for logging as Liberals push ahead with repeal

Note: Developments like this make it clear that our movements must move beyond defensive struggles towards functionally disabling the industrial capitalist system that’s driving destruction in the first place.

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Biodiversity

Defending the earth in Argentina: From direct action to autonomy

By Marina Sitrin, April 6, 2014. Source: Tidal

While corporations continue to land grab, exploit and privatize the little we still hold in common – people around the globe have been rising up. 2,110 more words

Actions / Protest

IPCC report proposes sucking carbon out of the air as climate fix

By Martin Lukacs, April 7, 2014. Source: The Guardian

An upcoming UN report suggests that unproven technologies to suck carbon out of the air might be a fix for  602 more words

Climate Change

Women leading resistance to eucalyptus plantations in Brazil

Note: In the US, South Carolina-based ArborGen is awaiting a decision from the US Department of Agriculture to sell billions of genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees annually for planting across the southeast US.  

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Actions / Protest

Biomass expansion project scrapped in Washington state

By Paul Gottlieb, April 4, 2014. Source: Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Paper Corp. has abandoned a much-disputed $54 million project that would have upgraded the mill’s biomass cogeneration plant. 800 more words

False Solutions To Climate Change