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The founder of Kenya's GreenBelt Movement, Wangari Maathai, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 because she talked environmental truth to power. She also walked the walk. Especially on a January morning in 1999 when she strode into the Karura ...
Environmental activist Jintana Kaewkao confronts a member of the Forest
ry Department in Bangkok, Thailand, about the suspicious way forest
land near her village was acquired by the owners of a steel plant.
Jintana Kaewkao, a 53-year-old ...
At 3.45pm on April 15 Emmanuel de Merode, the Belgian-born, British-educated head of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, left the city of Goma for the 90-minute drive north to the headquarters of Virunga in Rumangabo. The ...
Mark Kitchell’s 1990 Oscar nominated documentary, Berkeley in the Sixties, covered the campus activism that disrupted the House Un-American Activities Committee’s hearings, launched the Free Speech Movement, fought the police at People’s Park and ...
Late one night last August, on the chalk downlands of southern England, Paul Kingsnorth stood in a field beside an old-growth forest
, two yurts and a composting toilet. Kingsnorth is 41, tall, slim and energetic, with sweeping brown hair and a ...
In YAWEPARE, Ecuador -- An oil pipeline runs through this village to a Chinese rig at the end of the road
. At night, when the rig is pumping, the pipeline is too hot to touch, but villagers say that in the morning, it's a good place to dry ...
On a cold winter night on January 22, 71-year-old grandmother Carol Marsh sat down in front of a megaload-sized vehicle hauling tar sands processing equipment through Missoula, Mont., en route to Canada. While more than 40 other protest
Work at a controversial coalmine in northern New South Wales has been stopped by protest
ers who say the project will destroy a forest
and its sacred Aboriginal cultural and burial sites.
More than 120 people have blockaded four entries ...
ers have locked themselves on to bulldozers as they fight the development of the controversial Maules Creek coalmine in north-west New South Wales.
About 30 activists, including local Indigenous community members, on Monday ...
An Indonesian court has found the palm oil company PT Kallista Alam guilty of illegally burning large swathes of the Tripa peat forest
, which lies within Sumatra`s Leuser Ecosystem, the only place on Earth where tigers, elephants, rhinos, and ...
A General Electric Co subsidiary has dropped its appeal of a federal court order barring a massive shipment of tar sands oil-field equipment from being trucked along a scenic Idaho road
way that cuts through the Indian homelands of the Nez Perce ...
Every woman in this story is confoundingly non-descript. Short hair, often grey. Conservative dress. Unmarried; soft-spoken. Most are well into their seventies, and all will tell you that their way of life is dying out. They will also tell you, ...
Indigenous leaders have set up road
blocks in Malaysian Borneo to protest
Sarawak's newest dam, report environmental activists who oppose the project.
According to the Borneo Project and the Bruno Manser Fund, more than 100 Penan are ...
In this remote corner of the Northwest, most people think of gas as something coming from a pump, not a well. But when it comes to energy, remote isn’t what it used to be.The Nez Perce Indians, who have called these empty spaces and ...
An increasingly tense standoff between a B.C. First Nation and a London, Ont.-based coal company in a remote mountain valley known as Sacred Headwaters is set to erupt as protest
ers flaunt their month-long presence on a drilling site and taunt ...
New Zealand environmentalists have lost another round in their long-running battle to keep coal mining from destroying conservation land on the Denniston Plateau on the West Coast of the country`s South Island.
The Environment Court ...
against plans by the fracking company Cuadrilla to explore for oil and gas at a site just outside the sleepy village of Balcombe, East Sussex, began on Thursday.
Local people, including mothers and children, set up gazebos ...
You could call it a tale of two countrysides. On one side of the B2036 at Lower Stumble, near the leafy West Sussex village of Balcombe, stands a high, newly erected metal fence guarding the site where Cuadrilla -- Britain's main fracking firm -- ...
Accusations have been levelled against Sri Lanka Army for clearing forest
lands in Vavuniya for an alleged re-settlement drive.Environmentalists are up in arms against clearing of nearly 1,500 acres of thick forest
lands in Karunkalikulam ...
ers are to launch a series of actions on Monday demanding that the Department for Transport disclose in full its advice on the building of the controversial Bexhill-Hastings link road
Work is set to start in earnest on the £86m, ...
Gifford Pinchot, from Orange County, NY, is staging a tree sit on a suspended platform to prevent clearcutting for construction of the Northeast Upgrade Project of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) between Foster Hill and Cummins Hill road
s in ...
"This is a special place; it's a shame it is at war," sighed Marie and Alain as they sat at the wooden table of their historic stone farmhouse gazing out at the autumn colours of the forest
Yet they were proud their idyllic ...
A group of Athens County residents wearing hazmat style suits and respirators gathered in front of the Hazel Ginsburg fracking wastewater injection well site on Ladd Ridge Road
in Alexander Twp. demanding that the Ohio Department of Natural ...
The controversial Murum dam in Malaysia is the first big overseas project for the China Three Gorges Project Company (CTGC) which is building hydro- and coal-fired power stations in 23 countries. So how it resolves its current conflict with the ...
After years of protest
, plans by the Anadolu Group to build a coal power plant in the seaside town of Gerze are awaiting the go-ahead from the Turkish government. But protest
group YEGEP are not giving up without a fight
At three o'clock ...