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September 2019

Sculpture by Isaac Cordal, Electoral Campaign Well, one of the premises of The Eastern Woodlands Fusion is one of the most obvious ones for environmental activists: the environment and especially climate change have not gotten accurate and adequate press coverage. That, however, is changing. Over at the Columbia Journalism Review's Covering Climate Now, Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope have written... Read more →


Where Rez Life Began by Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk (Image from Las Encomiendas en Yucatán under Fair Use) The Laws of Burgos enacted by Spain on December 27, 1512 in response to the massive slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Native people in the Caribbean by the Spanish invaders is where rez life began. The murders were so blatant as... Read more →


(Marcus Kauffman/Unsplash) ENVIRONMENT CO2 Makes Up Just 0.04% of Earth's Atmosphere. Here's Why Its Impact Is So Massive JASON WEST, THE CONVERSATION 16 SEP 2019 Reader question: I heard that carbon dioxide makes up 0.04 percent of the world's atmosphere. Not 0.4 percent or 4 percent, but 0.04 percent! How can it be so important in global warming if it's... Read more →


... from Canassatego - Onondaga Chief (c. 1684–1750) of The Onondaga We know our lands have now become more valuable. The white people think we do not know their value; but we know that the land is everlasting, and the few goods we receive for it are soon worn out and gone. Canassatego - Treaty Negotiations with Six Nations You... Read more →


Hundreds of Offshore Fracking Wells Dump Billions of Gallons of Oil Waste Into Gulf Oil Change International Jul. 11, 2016 07:38AM EST ENERGY Original article here By Andy Rowell As the U.S. shale industry comes under increasing scrutiny for its environmental and health impact, it has emerged that the U.S. has approved fracking offshore leading to billions of gallons of... Read more →


I’ll Be Ready by Kandi Ritton With the moon nestled high, stars shimmered against the midnight sky. The scuff of my boots against the dirt was the only sound I heard as I walked down the country road. The narrow road was lined with trees. Ahead of me, the path opened up into a small field before a cute, country... Read more →


From Daniel Pipes at the Middle East Forum: China Disrupts the Middle East

China Disrupts the Middle East by Daniel Pipes Washington Times September 11, 2019 As Vladimir Putin's declining Russia flaunts its power in the Middle East, Xi Jinping's ascending China eludes the attention it deserves. But the Communist Party of China has begun investing money and gaining influence in ways that have vast – and worrisome – implications. Russia's Vladimir Putin... Read more →


David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief, Musician, Cowboy And Actor, Dies At 97 LISTEN·3:313:31PLAYLIST TRANSCRIPT July 27, 20168:43 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered By CAMILA DOMONOSKE Twitter Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle during the opening of the Days of '76 Museum in Deadwood, S.D. Bald Eagle died on Friday at the age of 97. Tom Griffith/Rapid City Journal via... Read more →


Property Owners Still Reeling from Great Lakes High Water by Marc A. Cirigliano If you live near one of the Great Lakes, you no doubt have seen lakeside property owners up in arms about the high water levels, with some of them experiencing serious property erosion and, in some cases, being out-and-out flooded with serious damage to their homes. We... Read more →


From Maggie Koerth-Baker at 538: "Can We Prevent Mass Shootings By Preventing Suicide?" An excellent article on a pressing subject presenting a research based take on mass shootings and suicide: Imagine a doctor who wanted to treat a broken leg with chemotherapy. Or treat cancer with a cast. Just because cancer and broken legs are both things that happen to... Read more →