Actions, Activism, Culture, Uncategorized

Delta Blues: Documenting Nigeria’s Oil Conflict

Delta Blues: Documenting Nigeria’s Oil Conflict

What does our thirst for cheap coil cost the people of the Niger Delta? Filmmaker Andrew Berends spent eight months amongst guerilla warriors fighting for their fair share of the spoils.
by × October 15, 2012 × 1 comment

Actions, Activism, Human Landscape, Indigenous Peoples

National police patrol the streets of Cajamarca on the fourth of July.

Conga No Va: Peruvians Die in Gold Mine Protests

Protests against a planned gold mine in Cajamarca, Peru, turned violent last week, resulting in five deaths. The conflict pits American mining giant Newmont against locals who claim that the mine will poison their water and destroy their livelihoods. FES' own Vrinda Manglik was in Peru to witness the protests.
by × July 10, 2012 × 1 comment

Activism, Ecosystems, Oceans

Seemingly harmless shipwrecks may be leaching oil and other hazardous materials into marine environments. Photo: Ben Goldfarb

OP-ED: European Union Must Strengthen Laws for Shipwreck Cleanup

Adele Faure and Anthony Moffa are J.D. candidates at Yale Law School, and Sandy Aylesworth and Ben Goldfarb are Master’s candidates at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. As part of Yale’s Environmental Protection Clinic, the students are

Actions, Activism, Agriculture, Human Landscape

Cultivating Community

Cultivating Community

Amy Coplen presents stories from our frontline warriors in the battle to grow food and community - giving voice to New Haven's urban gardeners.
by × April 6, 2012 × 1 comment

Actions, Activism, Agriculture, Human Landscape

Organic, unmodified carrots grown by the farm at Hell's Backbone Grill, Utah. (Photo by Benjamin Goldfarb.)

Organic on the Offensive: Nation’s Farmers Sue Big Ag

A group of farmers are waging a class-action lawsuit against giant GM seed company Monsanto. The farmers' argument? "An invention that poisons people is not patentable." Ben Goldfarb explores an ongoing case with the power to revolutionize the way America grows its food.
by × March 19, 2012 × 3 comments