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Beaches Eternal: ‘Nourishment’ Projects Follow The Money

In the wake of hurricanes like Florence, the U.S. government pays to dump truckloads of sand onto eroding beaches, in a cycle that is said to harm ecosystems and disproportionately benefit the rich. Lisa Song and Al Shaw Pro Publica As lawmakers consider disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane […]

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EVENT: ‘Poetry of the Waters’ Given Voice this Sunday

Voices of the Waters brings together songs and stories from indigenous voices and works from environmental artists and activists to honor the Sacred Texas Springs. Readers from Stone in Steam/Roca en el Río and Kalpulli Ameyaltonal Tejaztlan will share their words, including Mobi Warren, Kamala Platt, Darby Riley, Marisol Cortez, […]

The Council of Popular Organizations and Indigenous people of Honduras (COPINH), founded on March 27, 1993, to defend indigenous culture and the natural environment, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

In the Name of Berta Cacéres

Indigenous communities carry work of slain environmental activist Berta Cacéres’ forward by defending nature and health care in Honduras. Jeff Abbott On March 2, hundreds gathered in Honduras to commemorate the life and work of the renowned Honduran activist Berta Cáceres on the second anniversary of her assassination. Carrying torches, […]


Apocalyst: SAWS, Toxic Floods, & Canine Saviors

A Deceleration news summary of WTF happened this week. And maybe how to make it all better.  (Week of 02.05.2018) Greg Harman Sprawl, What-Me-Worry? lawmakers, smog, and the big ass water pipes that keep fueling the asthma-inducing flames of ill-informed development. San Antonians have been struggling against these intertwining challenges […]


Is China Really Building An ‘Ecological Civilization’?

China’s leader affirms an ecological vision aligned with progressive environmental thought. Whether it’s mere rhetoric or has a deeper resonance within Chinese culture will have a profound global effect. Jeremy Lent/Common Dreams Imagine a newly elected President of the United States calling in his inaugural speech for an “ecological civilization” […]


How to Make the Rio Grande Grand Again

Here’s a better vision for the US-Mexico border. Gabriel Diaz Montemayor, University of Texas at Austin The United States and Mexico have shared their current international border for nearly 170 years. Today they cooperate at multiple levels on issues that affect the border region, although you would not know it […]


Can Ecuador’s ‘Buen Vivir’ translate in the United States?

With an 8-1 passage of a resolution in support of the landmark Paris Agreement, an international agreement by the global community to work together to solve the climate crisis, San Antonio has proved itself finally ready to take the most pressing global/local issue of our time. With the successful vote […]


Two Rivers Report: False ID’s & Resistance

Editor’s Note: I interviewed and photographed Pedro Rabago Gutierrez several times over the last few months in relation to his opposition to Energy Transfer Partners’ Trans-Pecos Pipeline. I knew him as Pete Hefflin, as did everyone else around. Last week, Gutierrez was arrested by the Presidio County Sheriff’s Department, not […]

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GRANT: Patagonia Seeks to Fund ‘Action-Oriented’ Environmental Campaigns

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia provides grants to nonprofit organizations engaged in environmental work. The company’s environmental grant program supports small, grassroots activist organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded in support […]

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Climate Deniers are Not Little Galileos. Here’s Why.

The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: How is it measured and what it means. Ray Weymann/Central Coast Climate Science It is frequently said that “97 percent of climate scientists agree that the climate is changing, due mostly to human activities,” or words to that effect. I recently received email from […]

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How Standing Rock Stole My Despair

And what the indigenous resistance in North Dakota means for Texas and a world wrapped in pipelines. At the Oceti Sakowin Camp, just outside the Standing Rock Native American Reservation in North Dakota, the sun seems to rise in the west. Thanks to the north’s low-slung winter sun, there’s never […]


House Divided: The Corruption Eating America

This column is too important, too insightful and clearly stated to be allowed to drift behind a pay wall for the benefit of the few. With apologies to Foreign Policy, I offer this critique of America’s corruption culture and how low we can expect it do go under a President […]