BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA—At 6:30 a.m., workers started hacking away at blackberry bushes in a small clearing, wading through ankle-deep mud from the rains the day before. Just steps away, bright yellow signs staked into a berm warned of a high pressure pipeline buried beneath.
BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA—Led by a coalition of First Nations tribes, thousands of protestors took to the streets on Saturday in Canada’s latest pipeline battle.
The caribou herds that graze the expansive, treeless tundra lands of northern Canada have declined perilously since the 1990s. Now, a team of researchers is arguing that the government’s response—of placing limits on indigenous subsistence hunting—is misguided. Instead, they say policymakers should focus on the mining…
In Latin America, being an indigenous environmentalist can be a deadly combination. So it should come as no surprise that Pope Francis is visiting Chile and Peru to speak out against the deforestation, mining, and land theft that’s threatening countless indigenous lives. After all, he’s been vocal about environmental…
Pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners received two major permits this week—the most recent on Thursday—for its Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana. This 163-mile long crude oil pipeline, owned in part by Phillips 66, carries the same oil that runs through Energy Transfer Partners’ more notorious Dakota Access…
BONN, Germany—For Mina Susana Setra, there are scenes. One of her playing in a canoe with her brother in the river behind their old house. Another of the time her mom sent her on an errand and she got lost following the birds. Many of playing in the forest barefoot, memorizing the names of flowers, sampling fruits,…
The frozen soils on the North Slope have served Alaska Natives as a natural freezer for centuries. Beneath the monotonous surface of the tundra, they’ve dug out chambers known as ice cellars that stay cold enough to keep whale and caribou meat frozen year round.
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s office has been slowly trickling out details on the future of the Bears Ears National Monument. Central and Eastern Utah Director Ron Dean, who works underneath Hatch, told a commission in a meeting Tuesday he expects the monument’s 1.35 million acres to shrink to 100,000 to 300,000 acres.
The sun was still hiding Wednesday morning, November 8, when about 15 individuals woke up to leave Camp Makwa on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. The time was 3 a.m., and this time of year, temperatures can drop real low, like 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sixteen young adults are taking Alaska’s governor to court, alleging that the state is abdicating its responsibility in addressing climate change. In doing so, they argue the state is threatening their fundamental human rights and not doing due diligence to protect the land for the benefit of everyone.
The Bears Ears National Monument tracks 1.35 million acres across Utah’s vast and rocky landscape. It’s a sacred place for nearby tribal communities like the Navajo Nation or Hopi Tribe. Many originated on this land.
It’s Halloween, but some environmentalists can’t take a break. In Louisiana, opponents to the proposed 163-mile long Bayou Bridge Pipeline headed to the Capitol today. And they brought pumpkins.
A video game has got an energy industry group riled up and accusing the game’s creators of eco-terrorism.
Opponents to the Dakota Access pipeline were dealt yet another a blow on Wednesday, when a U.S. District Court judge decided that the 1,172-mile long crude oil pipeline should continue operating until the Army Corps of Engineers concludes its environmental impact statement.