Ecological Special Forces: A Proposal

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The planet needs commandos It wasn’t until the 1940’s that what we think of as the “commando” or special forces units were standardized by the British Army. With the goal of disrupting German forces in western France and later in the Mediterranean and North Africa, the first commando units were modeled on small groups of […]

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Activists stage coal-train blockade in Bellingham; train stopped for 12 hours

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On Saturday August 27th, activists for ecological defense blocked a northbound BNSF coal train for twelve hours at the Chuckanut Bay railroad bridge south of Bellingham, Wash. in an effort to directly halt the transportation of coal on-route for shipment overseas. The activists, many who represent the organization Deep Green Resistance, initially blocked the open-faced […]

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DEAD SEAS: Great Salt Lake faces ruin

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Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E reporter Greenwire: Monday, July 11, 2016 America’s iconic Great Salt Lake is rapidly shrinking due to drought, climate change and misguided water management schemes. Utah is considering another major water diversion project that would further deplete the lake’s inflows. Photo by Jeremy P. Jacobs. Article updated at 5:18 p.m. EDT. SALT […]

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The Swamp Cedars and the Nevada Water Grab

Wild Irises in Spring Valley By Will Falk The Swamp Cedars in Spring Valley, Nevada have grown long memories. They stand on the valley floor under the bright Great Basin stars where the skies are still unspoiled by the encroaching glow of electricity. Beneath the trees’ branches, the blue petals of wild irises flutter in […]

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Burns Paiute Make First Visit After Armed Takeover of Malheur Refuge

By Jacqueline Keeler / Indian Country Today Media Network On Monday, February 29, nearly two months after armed militants took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the Burns Paiute Tribe was finally allowed to visit it. The refuge is their ancient wintering grounds and filled with culturally-sensitive sites and even burial grounds of their ancestors. On Thursday, 14 […]

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2016 Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Camp

When: May 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am – May 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Where: Near Ely, Nevada

A Gathering for Celebration, Community, Movement Building, Ecology, and Land Defense Join us this Memorial Day weekend for a tour of sacred lands threatened by the proposed Southern Nevada Water Authority groundwater pipeline. We will[…]

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