The Environmentalist

  • How Birdwatching Helps Stop Thai Union’s Ocean Destruction

    April 27, 2016
    François Chartier

    "I have a visual at two o'clock!" We rush to the 'monkey island', the highest platform of the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, where watchers scan the ocean from sunrise to sunset. The ship changes course and heads towards the small floating construction of bamboo, nets and buoys. It's day four of our expedition and our third catch.

  • From the Heart of the Amazon to the Heart of Corporate Power

    April 27, 2016
    Daniel Brindis

    Today, Munduruku Indigenous representatives and activists traveled thousands of kilometres from the heart of the Brazilian Amazon to the annual shareholder’s meeting of General Electric (GE) in the United States. Their goal: to confront the company on its involvement in destructive hydroelectric mega dams in the Amazon.

  • Why GE’s Support of Mega Dams in the Amazon Is Bad Business

    April 27, 2016
    Daniel Brindis

    Today Munduruku Indigenous leaders and activists journeyed from the Brazilian Amazon to attend General Electric’s (GE) Annual General Meeting. We are calling on CEO Jeffrey Immelt to end the company’s potential involvement in the proposed São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) mega dam in the Amazon and other similar projects.

  • Democracy Awakening Happened. Now What?

    April 25, 2016
    Cassady Sharp

    Calling for voter rights protection, clean elections free of big money, and a fair consideration of a Supreme Court nominee, thousands of people rallied in the nation's capitol calling on lawmakers to listen to the people and fix a broken democracy. Proof of a growing movement, the Democracy Awakening and Spring protests are just the beginning.

  • 6 Years After BP Disaster, Movement Grows Against Gulf Offshore Drilling

    April 25, 2016
    Mary Nicol

    Gulf communities are still reeling from the devastating impacts of the BP disaster, which began unfolding six years ago on April 20th, 2010. For some unfathomable reason, the federal government chose the sixth anniversary of this disaster to hold hearings asking these same communities for input on opening up even MORE areas of the Gulf to dangerous offshore oil drilling.

  • Heading to Sea to Stop Destructive Tuna Fishing

    April 23, 2016
    François Chartier

    More than 300,000 people have demanded the largest tuna company in the world clean up its act. Now the Esperanza is riding that wave of people power to directly take on destructive fishing in the Indian Ocean.

  • Photos: Building a Dam in the Heart of the Amazon

    April 21, 2016
    Nicole Sands

    The Tapajós River basin is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world and home to thousands of traditional forest communities. Thousands of these people would be displaced or fundamentally affected by a proposed mega-dam complex .

  • Podcast: What Would Happen if I Reached Light Speed?

    April 20, 2016
    Robert Meyers

    Check out Episode 16 of of Completely Optional Knowledge, the podcast that answers questions you never knew you had. Some things in life are #CompletelyOptional, but why pass up the opportunity to indulge your curiosity.