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Boliva’s government pushes to expand agricultural lands at the expense of the nation’s environment

In April 2015, small-scale Bolivian farmers who painstakingly work the land as their ancestors did – clearing small plots, planting and waiting for rain – gathered for a summit with stakeholders from a very different part of the agricultural sector: commercial farmers who oversee vast farms and watch international exchange markets just as closely as […]

The World’s Number Two Emergency

Ivermectin

The Nobel-winning medication Ivermectin is causing an unexpected shitstorm. by Richard Conniff MOTHER JONES  July/August 2016 To the extent that we think about them at all, people tend to regard dung beetles as entertainment, rolling, tumbling, even somersaulting over massive balls of elephant poop. But the 5,000 or so species at work on every continent except […]

Assembly of First Nations Petitions Obama to Listen to Tribes & Intervene to Stop Grizzly Delisting & Trophy Hunting

BY NATIVE NEWS ONLINE STAFF / CURRENTS / 23 NOV 2015 Published November 23, 2015 OTTAWA—The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, Perry Bellegarde, has petitioned President Barack Obama to “reconsider the decision to delist the grizzly bear from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to permit States to profit from trophy hunts of this sacred being.” The AFN […]

Renegade trawler, hunted for 10,000 miles by vigilantes, sinks

By Ian Urbina, New York Times, Jul 28, 2015  For 110 days and across two seas and three oceans, crews stalked a fugitive fishing ship considered the world’s most notorious poacher. ABOARD THE BOB BARKER, in the South Atlantic — As the Thunder, a trawler considered the world’s most notorious fish poacher, began sliding under […]