Tag Archives: environment

Greg Palast> Bradley Manning & The Deepwater Horizon

Bradley Manning & The Deepwater Horizon By Greg Palast for  Vice Magazine  Wednesday, 3. April 2013  Greg Palast.com Three years ago this month, on the 20th of April, 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig blew itself to kingdom come. Soon thereafter, a message came in to our office’s chief of investigations, Ms Badpenny, from a person I […]

Videos> Red Lake Nation Tribal Members Blockade Enbridge Pipelines

Red Lake Nation Tribal Members Blockade Enbridge Pipelines Below are two videos from the Red Lake Reservation encampment that started March 1 to protest the Enbridge pipelines on reservation land in northern Minnesota. Here’s a  short video of the encampment at Red Lake Reservation that seeks to stop the flow of Tarsands oil in Enbridge […]

Tar Sands Through MN> Minnesota native Marty Cobenais, of the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)

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With Keystone XL in Limelight, Enbridge Plans ‘Aggressive’ Pipeline Push

With Keystone XL in Limelight, Enbridge Plans ‘Aggressive’ Pipeline Push First Nations call to end all tar sands development Lauren McCauley, staff writer  CommonDreams.org Published on Friday, February 1, 2013 Editor’s Note: Enbridge pipelines in MN would carry more tar sands oil across northern Minnesota than the proposed Keystone XL. Much of this oil is […]

Thousands Rally in DC for Major Keystone XL Protest

Thousands Rally in DC for Major Keystone XL Protest “The media likes to make Keystone XL out as simply a political test, a sign of whether or not the president will side with environmentalists or the fossil fuel industry and their allies. But the fight against Keystone has never just been a political fight: it’s […]

Susu Jeffrey> Coldwater: The new history

Coldwater: The new history “We begin history here in 1820,” John Anfinson said in a KFAI radio interview. By Susu Jeffrey  Southside Pride   September 2012 Chief of natural and cultural resources for the National Park Service (NPS), Anfinson is the architect of the Coldwater Park redux. In 1820, U.S. soldiers took possession of Coldwater Springs […]

Chris Hedges> The Perversion of Scholarship

The Perversion of Scholarship By Chris Hedges    Jul 30, 2012    truthdig.com Illustration by Mr. Fish Fraternities, sororities and football, along with other outsized athletic programs, have decimated most major American universities. Scholarship, inquiry, self-criticism, moral autonomy and a search for artistic and esoteric forms of expression—in short, the world of ethics, creativity and ideas—are shouted down […]

Truthout> How Big Business Has Triumphed in State Legislatures on Civil Liberties, Higher Education and Energy

How Big Business Has Triumphed in State Legislatures on Civil Liberties, Higher Education and Energy Wednesday, 18 July 2012 00:00By Steve Horn and Sarah Blaskey, Truthout | Report (Photo: Judge and gavel via Shutterstock) This report is part 3 of a four-part exclusive series, The Other ALECs Exposed. Assaults on civil liberties, public higher education and the ecosystem have been […]

Declaration from the Indigenous People’s Conference at Rio+20

DECLARATION FROM THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S CONFERENCE AT RIO+20 Posted by Peter Rugh, Editor on June 20, 2012     ear to earth From the Indigenous Peoples Global Conference on Rio+20 and Mother Earth: We, the Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth assembled at the site of Kari-Oka I, sacred Kari-Oka Púku, Rio de Janeiro to participate in the United Nations […]

Laura Flanders interviews Terry Tempest Wiliams

GRITtv with Laura Flanders Terry Tempest Williams 2012-05-22 Episode Archive

Reflections on Coldwater

Reflections on Coldwater Written after the final Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) meeting regarding the determination of Wetland A at Coldwater Springs. Development is not necessarily improvement: that attitude is a 19th century/20th century intellectual construct. We are now in the 21st century, and a new construct that recognizes that development may be a curse […]

Lea Foshee> Who Will Save Our Children?

Who Will Save Our Children?  By Lea Foushee     WAMM Newsletter    May 2012   It’s predicted that the next battles in the world will be over water, and indeed in some places they have already begun. We tend to think that scarcity of clean water is more of a problem on other continents. Yet, […]

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 – by Isao Hashimoto

Uploaded by aConcernedHuman on Oct 24, 2010 Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two […]

Nygaard Notes> This Week: Global Warming

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 507, May 10, 2012  On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/  This Week: Global Warming  1. “Quote” of the Week 2. Science, The Public, and the Media 3. Climate Change: The Scientific Consensus Greetings No room for an editor’s note this week.  See you in #508 Nygaard 1. “Quote” […]

Michael T. Klare> The Energy Wars Heat Up> Six Recent Clashes and Conflicts on a Planet Heading Into Energy Overdrive

The Energy Wars Heat Up> Six Recent Clashes and Conflicts on a Planet Heading Into Energy Overdrive Posted by Michael Klare at 7:42am, May 10, 2012     Tom Dispatch Conflict and intrigue over valuable energy supplies have been features of the international landscape for a long time.  Major wars over oil have been fought every decade or so […]

Corporate Greed in Rural Minnesota> A Rancher with Courage

 A message from CURE, Clean Up the River Environment  Dear Friend,  It takes courage to stand up to money and power. Ortonville area cattle rancher, Clark Mastel,  experienced this lesson first hand recently when he was asked to sign a letter drafted by the Strata Corporation asking him to renounce his efforts to speak out on behalf of […]

Chris Hedges> Welcome to the Asylum

Welcome to the Asylum Also published as “The Implosion of Capitalism” By Chris Hedges    30 April 2012      Truthdig | Op-Ed Picking through scraps in a Kolkata, India waste dump. (Photo: Sterneck) When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, […]

Rocky Kistner> Lakotas Launch Hunger Strike Against Tar Sands Pipelines

Lakotas Launch Hunger Strike Against Tar Sands Pipelines Rocky Kistner    04/3/2012     Huffington Post In the Dakotas, members of the proud Lakota Nation rose in protest this week to join a  48-hour hunger strike in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline—and all tar sands pipelines—they say will destroy precious water resources and ancestral lands in the […]

Randall Amster> Averting the ‘Total Ruin’ of Institutionalized Injustice

Averting the ‘Total Ruin’ of Institutionalized Injustice by Randall Amster    April 3, 2012    Common Dreams  As a parent, I tend to keep one eye on the present and another on the future. I also keep one (the third eye, perhaps?) on the past, since we need to know where we’ve been to know where we’re […]

Bill McKibben> Payola for the most Profitable Corporations in History> And Why Taxpayers Shouldn’t Stand for It Any More

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, How You Subsidize the Energy Giants to Wreck the Planet Posted by Bill McKibben at 9:20am, April 5, 2012. Just in case you’re running for national office, here are a few basic stats to orient you when you hit Washington (thanks to the invaluable Open Secrets website of the Center for Responsive Politics).  In 2011, the […]