Archive | Environment

Learning to See in the Dark Amid Catastrophe: An Interview With Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy

Published on Truthout, 13 February 2017.

Systems theorist, Buddhist, deep ecologist, author, teacher and speaker Joanna Macy discusses the necessity of seeing and feeling the reality of everything that is happening today, difficult as that may be, in order to awaken our hearts and build toward a life-sustaining civilization.

Read the full story on Truthout.

Continue Reading

Republicans Introduce Bill to “Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency”

Published on Truthout, 6 February 2017.

On February 3, Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced a bill titled “To Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency” (EPA).

This is a sign of how a majority-Republican House of Representatives now emboldened by a fiercely anti-environmental Donald Trump presidency is acting rapidly to dismantle as much environmental regulation as possible. The bill is co-sponsored by three other Republican representatives: Rep. Massie Thomas of Kentucky, Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi and Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia.

Make the EPA Great Again

Ironically, the bill to abolish the EPA is part of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s plan to “Make the EPA Great Again.”

Read the full story on Truthout.

Continue Reading

Missile Launchers at Standing Rock: Weaponized Law in Action

Published on Truthout, 27 January 2017.

Jeff Haas, an attorney with the Water Protector Legal Collective, speaks with Truthout about the draconian legal practices being employed against those at Standing Rock working to protect their water. “Law Enforcement was much less concerned with the constitutional rights of the citizens and more concerned with DAPL getting their pipeline constructed,” he said.

Read the full story on Truthout.

Continue Reading

Atlantic Ocean Current Could Collapse Within 300 Years

Published on Truthout, 17 January 2016.

A recently published scientific study shows the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation — a major oceanic conveyor belt current — is vulnerable to collapse due to climate disruption. If this current comes to a standstill, large areas of the world will become uninhabitable and global food production will decrease dramatically.

Read the full story on Truthout.

Continue Reading