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Sunday, 10 January

03:04

Ten Billion-Dollar Plus Weather, Climate Disasters Hit U.S. in 2015 Fire Earth

Record December elevated 2015 to 2nd warmest year for US 48  —NOAA The 2015 annual average U.S. temperature was 54.4°F (12.4°C), 2.4°F above the 20th century average, the second warmest year on record. Warmest year for U.S. was  2012  with an average temperature of 55.3°F. 2015 was the 19th consecutive year the annual average temperature […]

02:24

Finally, Some Good News For Manatees And Green Sea Turtles Earth First! Newswire

by Merrit Kennedy / NPR

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West Indian manatees and some colonies of green sea turtles have been in danger of extinction for decades.

But scientists have some good news about the much-loved sea creatures, which both have their largest U.S. populations in Flori...

01:45

Cities Prove to Be Vital Voice at Paris Climate Talks EcoWatch

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Mayor Reed emerged as a critical voice at the Paris talks as Atlanta is...

01:23

High Sugar Consumption Linked to Breast Cancer EcoWatch

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If you overheard a conversation in which a highly addictive, white, powdery substance...

00:37

Bushfires Threaten Multiple Towns in WA Fire Earth

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNINGS Issued for Several Towns in WA The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) said the emergency situation had escalated and the towns of Harvey, Cookernup, Wokalup and surrounding areas could be hit within hours. Residents in the towns in Western Australia’s South West have been urged to evacuate their properties as […]

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Saturday, 09 January

11:00

Tropical Cyclone "Ula" intensifying east of Noumea, New Caledonia The Watchers » Latest articles

Tropical Cyclone "Ula", formed on December 30, 2015, intensified on January 7 after moving away from Fiji in the Southern Pacific Ocean. The system is expected to reach its second peak by January 10 while staying east of Noumea, New Caledonia and then turn...... Read more »

08:59

3 Ways Paris Climate Agreement Will Expand Global Investment in Clean Energy EcoWatch

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The Paris agreement calls for “finance flows consistent with a pathway towards...

08:39

How the Wise Use Movement Is Tied to the #OregonStandoff EcoWatch

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Much of the reporting on the armed occupation in Oregon has also failed to go very deep on rancher...

08:08

Nestle, Pepsi Fined for Concealing GMOs as Campbell Soup Announces Voluntary Label EcoWatch

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Brazil has fined major food manufacturers for concealing the presence of...

07:49

Donald Trump Slapped With Fine for Pollution From His Private Jet EcoWatch

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A UK agency is slapping Trump with a fine for carbon pollution from one of his ...

06:43

What Scientists Just Discovered In Greenland Could Be Making Sea-Level Rise Even Worse Geoengineering Watch

greenland-mass-changeSource: The Washington Post, Written By Chelsea Harvey This NASA animation shows Greenland's ice mass loss from January 2004 to June 2014. (NASA) Rising global temperatures may be affecting the Greenland ice sheet — and its contribution to sea-level rise — in more serious ways that scientists imagined, a new study finds. Recent changes to

06:26

The 2015 Wildfire Season Set an Ominous Record Geoengineering Watch

wildfires2015Source: Climate Central The U.S. as a whole may finally be feeling winter’s chill, but the newly released 2015 wildfire numbers serve as a reminder of how hot and smoky the past year was. The National Interagency Fire Center’s numbers vividly illustrate how 2015 was a record setter. U.S. wildfires scorched 10.12 million acres. Annual

06:19

Marco Rubio Calls Exxon Scandal ‘Nothing But a Left-Wing Effort to Demonize Industry’ EcoWatch

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When Annika Barth asked Marco Rubio if he would support a DOJ investigation on...

04:56

Canada: Anti-Dam Activists Maintain Occupation of BC Hydro’s Construction Site Earth First! Newswire

by Daphne Bramham / Vancouver Sun

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Fort St. John RCMP arrest Arthur Hadland for mischief during a Site C protest Wednesday as fellow activist Penny Boden looks on. Photo by Bronwyn Scott/Alaska Highway News

With its echoes of Hollywood movies, it’s not surprising that an armed uprising by white ranchers in the American West wanting free range over public land has gained international attention.

But while the ranchers and self-proclaimed militia are occupying an abandoned federal building in southeast Oregon, there’s a similar — albeit more peaceful — occupation taking place in northeastern British Columbia.

The unarmed British Columbians are refusing to leave the site where BC Hydro plans to clear-cut parts of the Peace River Valley and flood 57,000 acres of farmland in order to construct an $8.3-billion hydroelectric dam.

This is a massive infrastructure project touted by Premier Christy Clark for the nearly 2,000 construction jobs it will creat...

04:33

21 Ways to Go Green in 2016 EcoWatch

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As we transition into the new year, consider what could be accomplished in 2016 if every person...

03:55

GE Tree Company ArborGen Found Guilty of Defrauding Workers, Fined $53.5M Earth First! Newswire

by Kip Doyle / Global Justice Ecology Project

Image from bccomercial.com

Image from bccomercial.com

EF! Newswire editor’s note: Read “Activists Arrested at Genetic Engineering World Headquarters of ArborGen” for more information

Biotech firm ArborGen, a leader in the research and development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees), has been fined $53.5 million in compensation and punitive damages after a court ruled that it acted to use “trickery and deceit” to “defraud” employees.

Just...

03:51

10 Million Bacteria Live in Your Drinking Water: Are They Dangerous? EcoWatch

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A glass of tap water contains about 10 million bacteria. But don't freak out—most of them are...

03:33

This Horrifying Video Will Make You Never Want to Drink Soda Again EcoWatch

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More and more Americans are turning away from sugary soft drinks as they...

03:29

We're not having it! $15bn KXL lawsuit shows what's wrong with 'trade deals' The Ecologist

TransCanada has just made a big mistake by bringing its $15 billion lawsuit against the US government for refusing the Keystone XL pipeline, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert. The move has exposed the real nature of 'trade deals' like TTIP and TPP - and why all democrats must rally to defeat them.

03:21

Nicaragua Joins Clean Energy Revolution, Vows 90% Renewables by 2020 EcoWatch

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Nicaraguan officials have set lofty goals of 75 percent renewable energy by...

03:03

10 Carbon Market Trends to Watch in 2016 EcoWatch

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The trends, which range from climate change playing a larger role in...

02:53

Groundbreaking Study Says Asian Carp Could Make Up One-Third of Lake Erie Biomass EcoWatch

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In this groundbreaking study from NOAA, scientists found that Asian carp...

02:47

GE Tree Company ArborGen Found Guilty of Defrauding Workers, Fined $53.5M

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York (8 January 2015) – Biotech firm ArborGen, a leader in the research and development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees), has been fined $53.5 million in compensation and punitive damages after a court ruled that it acted to use “trickery and deceit” to “defraud” employees.

Just before the holidays a judge issued the 180 page ruling (linked below) on the case in favor of ten ArborGen workers, and against the company, as well as its timber company founders, International Paper, MeadWestvaco (now WestRock) and New Zealand-based Rubicon, plus several of their Board members.

“It is a shame that this story came out on 29 December, in the middle of a holiday week, and has gone almost completely unreported,” said Anne Petermann, Executive Director, Global Justice Ecology Project. “Only two articles have covered this important story in South Carolina papers.

“We have always argued that ArborGen is acting recklessly in their pursuit of the commercial development of unproven and potentially dangerous GE eucalyptus, pine and other trees. Now we find out that ArborGen has lied to and defrauded their own employees. How could anyone possibly believe anything they say about the ‘safety’ of these GE trees?” she concluded.

The Charleston, SC Post and Courier reported that the judge in the case ruled the workers had been tricked by ArborGen and their Executive staff into accepting incentive plan changes that depleted most of their wealth.

The Post and Courier quoted Chip Bruorton, a lawyer with Rosen Hagood who represented the workers stating, “The defendants orchestrated a scheme to [give] the employees false information, misrepresentations and concealment as part of a wrongful scheme to defraud them [and which] failed to provide the employees with the value they were entitled to.”

The trial showed the 10 employees should have received a combine...

02:37

GE Tree Company ArborGen Found Guilty of Defrauding Workers, Fined $53.5M Global Justice Ecology Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New York (8 January 2015) – Biotech firm ArborGen, a leader in the research and development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees), has been fined $53.5 million in compensation and punitive damages after a court ruled that... Read More

The post GE Tree Company ArborGen Found Guilty of Defrauding Workers, Fined $53.5M appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

01:30

How Badly Will US Exports of Crude Oil Hurt the Environment? Earth First! Newswire

by Peter Moskowitz / Vice

A US oil tanker in 1921. In December President Obama signed a spending bill that lifted a 40-year ban on exporting US oil. Photo via California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

A US oil tanker in 1921. In December President Obama signed a spending bill that lifted a 40-year ban on exporting US oil. Photo via California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

[EF!J Newswire editor’s note: please ignore the quote by the Sierra Club at the end of this article and take matters into your own hands. Thanks...

01:25

EPA Scientists Call Foul on Fracking Study, Say Findings ‘Inconsistent With Data Presented’ EcoWatch

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's scientific advisory board is calling foul on the...

01:06

The Anonymous Individual and Groupthink Head Space

“The need for social resonators is as great for philosophical theories as for political fantasies.” Men and women, and their social formations make history. It is a mistake to speak of group thinking. The collective as such does not think; only the individual thinks in mutual relationship with the influences of the collective. The collective, […]

01:05

South African Women Organize to Reclaim Agriculture Earth First! Newswire

by Mphatheleini Makaulele / Toward Freedom

(Photo: Mphathe, kneeling bottom row on right, with women of Dzomo la Mupo. (Photo courtesy of Mphathe Makaulele)

(Photo: Mphathe, kneeling bottom row on right, with women of Dzomo la Mupo. (Photo courtesy of Mphathe Makaulele)

Beverly Bell and Simone Adler conducted the following interview with Mphatheleini Makaulele from which this text is drawn. Makaulele is an award-winning indigenous leader, farmer, and activist, and Director of Dzomo la Mupo, a community organization in rural South Africa. She is also part of the African Biodiversity Network.

Everybody o...

00:40

EDF may sell €3bn stake in UK nuclear to fund Hinkley C The Ecologist

The cash-strapped French energy giant EDF may sell off profitable stakes in its in its eight existing UK nuclear reactors to raise money for the Hinkley Point C project. But with no example of the EPR design planned for Hinkley even near completion, it may all prove a risk too far.

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Friday, 08 January

18:34

Different Destinies at Stake in Oregon Latest News

A reflection on the men behind the siege of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters

17:40

The Camel’s Nose: Bread and Circuses galore Head Space

“If you like your health plan you can keep it… Obamacare will save the average family $2500 a year… I don’t want your guns… If they bring a knife, you bring a gun.” Obama and guns: Eleven false or misleading claims from the president’s remarks this week With tears in his eyes, President Obama pulled […]

11:00

Out of control fireball blasts burn the small town to the ground, Australia The Watchers » Latest articles

A catastrophic "tumbling wave" of wildfire devastated a small town in southwest Australia and burned over 58 000 hectares of bushland on the evening of January 7, 2016 (local time). Residents were evacuated and several firefighters sustained injuries while...... Read more »

Major flooding incident in eastern Scotland The Watchers » Latest articles

Heavy rainfalls caused severe flooding in Aberdeenshire, Scotland as the River Don overflew its banks on the night of January 7 to 8, 2016. Numerous evacuations have taken place in the Inverurie town in the center of the county as water levels reached record high...... Read more »

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Persistent drought threatens South Africa's food supplies The Watchers » Latest articles

Record high temperatures were recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 7, 2016. The region has been facing persistent drought conditions and related food shortage since December 2015 when the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued an alert...... Read more »

08:40

GE Tree Company ArborGen Found Guilty of Defrauding Workers, Fined $53.5M Global Justice Ecology Project

New York (8 January 2015) – Biotech firm ArborGen, a leader in the research and development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees), has been fined $53.5 million in compensation and punitive damages after a court ruled that it acted to use... Read More

The post GE Tree Company ArborGen Found Guilty of Defrauding Workers, Fined $53.5M appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

03:07

TransCanada Sues Obama Administration for $15 Billion for Rejecting Keystone XL EcoWatch

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TransCanada announced that they are throwing the corporate equivalent of a...

02:35

Philippine pseudo-net-metering scheme double-charges customers Ecology, technology and social change

This is the paper I submitted to the Energy Policy and Development Program (EPDP) Conference 2016, which will be held January 12-13, 2016 in Manila. I present in the paper what I believe are iron-clad arguments that the so-called “net-metering” being implemented today by Philippine electric utilities violates the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 and […]

Monday, 04 January

11:00

What’s ahead for rainforests in 2016? 10 things to watch Illegal Logging Portal

Between Indonesia’s massive forest fires, the official approval of REDD+ at climate talks in Paris, and the establishment of several major national parks, there was plenty to get excited about in the world of rainforests during 2015. What’s in store for 2016?

Here are a few things we’ll be watching closely in the new year.

1. El Niño

El Niño typically causes significant droughts in Southeast Asia, the Southern and Western Amazon, and boreal regions, greatly heightening the risk of catastrophic forest fires usually set by humans. With last year’s strong el Niño forecast to continue into 2016, Indonesia, Brazil, Russia and Canada may experience a resurgence in forest fires.

Indonesia is particularly a concern given the damage caused by peatland fires last summer and fall. For a couple of months, daily emissions from Indonesia’s fires exceeded daily emissions from the entire U.S. economy.

2. Low commodity prices

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