July 4, 2022

The wide role Brazil’s military has played in the destruction of the Amazon

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By Pedro Marin / Globetrotter In the Brazilian Amazon, as deforestation reaches record levels and rivers are increasingly polluted, the illegal gold mining contributing to these problems continues largely unabated. The response of the government has been to increase military action to curb environmental crimes in Brazil. Far from achieving this purpose, however, the military intervention has only led to […]

The Human Mania for Roadbuilding Is a Threat to the Great Apex Predator Species

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Tigers and leopards are among the 10 apex predators most threatened by the world’s roads. By Jeffrey Dunnink / Independent Media Institute Designed for speed and efficiency, roadways across the globe are effectively killing wildlife whose futures are intrinsically linked to the future of the planet: apex predators, those species including big cats like tigers […]

On International Respect for Chickens Day, try thinking about them differently

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Chickens deserve our respect. By Karen Davis / Independent Media Institute “I hear the universal cock-crowing with surprise and pleasure, as if I never heard it before. What a tough fellow! How native to the earth!” —Henry David Thoreau Chickens are indeed native to the earth. Despite centuries of domestication—from the tropical forest to the farmyard […]

How storied artist Mel Chin’s ‘Constant Revolution’ is tackling humanity’s environmental challenges 

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For this MacArthur fellow, art is a powerful tool for addressing complex environmental issues. By Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger / Independent Media Institute I began to grasp the breadth of Mel Chin’s work in 2015 when I included his video document “S.O.S. (Straight off the Street) Reloaded” in the first exhibition that I curated for the art organization No […]

Cayman: RCIPS stands in support of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

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As the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence concludes today, the RCIPS is offering a message of support to all those who suffer due to gender-based violence, as well as a message of zero lenience toward perpetrators. “While this initiative takes place annually, can we please as individuals and as a community, collectively take […]