Industry Ecocide Global — November 2021 Energy: Oil, Gas, Coal, Electricity Big Oil on the Hot Seat | Sierra Club Oklahoma Utility Seeks $1,400 Consumer “Exit Fee” to Swap Gas for Electric – Mother Jones Ask a Scientist: While Nations Dither, US Cities, Counties and States Are Suing Fossil Fuel Companies – Union of Concerned Scientists Biden Admin Set to Proceed With Largest Offshore Oil & Gas Lease Sale in U.S. History ‘Dangerous and Hypocritical’: 80 Million Acres in Gulf of Mexico Auctioned Off to Oil and Gas Companies • Children’s Health Defense Enbridge boat crashes into Mackinac Bridge, leaves 4 injured ⋆ Michigan Advance https://news.mongabay.com/2021/11/oil-executives-deny-spreading-lies-on-climate-change-despite-evidence/ https://www.theanimalreader.com/2021/11/03/israeli-company-charged-for-huge-2014-oil-leak-killing-animals-and-plants/ https://theecologist.org/2021/nov/09/oil-delegates-flood-cop26 https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/justin-trudeau-thinks-he-s-climate-champion-even-he-builds-oil-pipelines https://rabble.ca/environment/canadas-first-nuclear-reactor-waste-disposal-facility-could-squander-billions-while-contaminating-ottawa-river/ https://www.ecowatch.com/gulf-of-mexico-fossil-fuel-leases-2655759864.html https://www.theanimalreader.com/2021/11/21/shell-to-look-oil-off-the-coast-of-south-africa-harming-whales-and-dolphins/ https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/11/toll-canada-tar-sands-mining-native-people-land-destruction-toxic-water-pollution/ https://www.ecowatch.com/boston-wu-divest-fossil-fuels-2655782705.html https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/11/26/big-oils-big-lie-about-who-caused-the-climate-collapse/ Pharma, Medical, Veterinary, Animal Testing, Treat “Early and Often” and Other Drug Maker Ruses – CounterPunch.org 12 million OxyContin pills shipped to a town of 500: How profit fuelled America’s opioid crisis | CBC Documentaries Why Moderna Refuses to Share Rights to the COVID-19 Vaccine With the Government That Paid for Its Development – CounterPunch.org Facebook Pfizer Is Lobbying to Thwart Whistleblowers Exposing Fraud https://www.theanimalreader.com/2021/11/11/hundreds-of-beagle-puppies-found-dead-at-us-research-breeding-facility/ https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/jimmy-dore-brook-jackson-pfizer-covid-vaccine-trial/?itm_term=home https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/chemotherapy-drug-helps-breast-cancer-cells-invade-lungs-mouse-study-suggests/ Industrial Crop Farming Data-driven platform looks to clear up fog of palm oil traceability Your açaí smoothie may be destroying floodplain forests in the Amazon Activists in Indonesia protest against deforestation for palm oil production Indigenous agents fight deforestation with drones and AI in Brazilian Amazon One in five hectares of oil palm in Indonesia is illegal, report shows Palm Oil Encourages Cancer To Spread Through The Body, Suggests Mouse Study | IFLScience Côte d’Ivoire braces to save what’s left of its single-digit forest cover 20% of Oil Palms Grown for Palm Oil in Indonesia Are Illegal, Report Finds Palm oil firm that dried out its land held not liable for fires that followed Fires in the Jungle: Coca Production and Deforestation Accelerate in Colombia | Sierra Club At a ‘certified’ palm oil plantation in Nigeria, soldiers and conflict over land In Brazil, an agribusiness haven’s green pivot leaves many skeptical Papua clan takes first step toward official recognition of land rights Lack of resolution mechanisms allow palm oil conflicts to fester in Indonesia https://news.mongabay.com/2021/11/report-orangutans-and-their-habitat-in-indonesia-need-full-protection-now/ https://news.mongabay.com/2021/11/indonesian-official-busted-over-alleged-bribe-for-palm-oil-permit/ Animal Breeding, Ranching, Factory Farming, Puppy Mills https://action.hsi.org/page/72530/action/1 Facebook Indigenous lands under siege as buffalo frenzy grips the Amazon Animal abuse allegations: B.C. dairy farm responds to video | CTV News Rancher Vandalism on the Dixie National Forest – CounterPunch.org African swine fever outbreak on Hainan island in China Hundreds of beagle puppies found dead at US research breeding facility Prairie livestock producers facing shortage of feed, water as winter sets in | CTV News B.C. animal abuse: Dairy farm facing allegations has licence reinstated, with conditions | CTV News Thousands of animals dead in ‘agricultural disaster,’ says B.C. government – Victoria Times Colonist Germany to kill 4000 pigs after African swine fever outbreak Canada floods leave thousands of farm animals dead and more trapped | Flooding | The Guardian Audubon Society Promotes Livestock Industry Propaganda – CounterPunch.org Thanksgiving Miracle! Utah Farmer Releases Turkeys To Activists Who Exposed Factory Farm Cruelty – World Animal News Major Fashion Brands Such as Zara, H&M and Prada Tied to Amazon Deforestation Uncontacted Tribe’s Land Invaded and Destroyed for Beef Production – CounterPunch.org https://www.theanimalreader.com/2021/11/03/north-korea-promotes-eating-black-swan-meat/ https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-farm-has-dairy-licence-suspended-amid-animal-cruelty-allegations-1.5653275 https://www.facebook.com/unitedforcompassion/photos/a.1967114273543121/3101887706732433/ https://worldanimalnews.com/more-than-500-dogs-rescued-from-a-breeder-that-were-living-in-horrific-conditions-in-iowa/ https://www.facebook.com/animaljusticecanada/photos/a.270826382933918/5297590683590771/ https://www.goldstreamgazette.com/news/violated-his-oath-dozens-protest-b-c-vet-following-alleged-animal-abuse-at-dairy-farm/ https://www.theanimalreader.com/2021/11/20/pig-factories-are-hurting-animals-and-destroying-villages-in-spain/ https://help.four-paws.org/en/ban-commercial-trade-big-cats-south-africa https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-drowned-animals-in-bc-are-a-further-facet-of-a-flawed-farming-system/ https://netivist.org/debate/kosher-and-halal-slaughter-cruel https://news.mongabay.com/2021/11/potty-trained-cows-teaching-cattle-where-to-urinate-could-help-reduce-greenhouse-gases/ Fisheries, Fish Farming, Marine Life Study shines a light on Indonesia’s murky shark fishery and trade No routine checkups on welfare of fish at slaughter, officials admit | Fish | The Guardian https://news.mongabay.com/2021/11/sinking-hope-of-justice-as-exporter-of-26-ton-shark-fin-cargo-gets-token-fine/ https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/11/whaling-whales-food-krill-iron/620604/ https://www.ecowatch.com/endangered-dolphins-sea-shepherd-2655772495.html https://news.mongabay.com/2021/11/if-marine-noise-pollution-is-bad-deep-sea-mining-could-add-to-the-cacophony/ Hunting, Trapping, Wildlife Trafficking Heeding the Pandemic’s Warnings | Sierra Club Airlines Around the Globe Join Together to Fight Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Facebook Smugglers gamble with turtles’ lives, causing disease outbreak | by Bridget Macdonald | Conserving the Nature of the Northeast | Nov, 2021 | Medium Bolivia Arrests Five Notorious Chinese Jaguar Traffickers In Collaboration With Earth League International – World Animal News (1) Facebook Police bust 2 men selling hornbills on Indonesian Facebook Moon Bear Cub in Tiny Cage Is Rescued from Traffickers Four Monkeys Rescued From The Exotic Pet Trade Return To Their Home In The Amazon Rainforest – World Animal News Elephant Calf Injured By A Snare Is Airlifted To Safety After Being Found Wandering Alone In Zimbabwe – World Animal News ‘Superstitious belief kills pangolins’: Q&A with biologist Elisa Panjang In Sumatra, a snare trap costs a baby elephant her trunk, then her life Outcry in Sri Lanka as suspected elephant kidnappers get to keep the animals Two Germans arrested for trafficking reptiles in South Africa Three Endangered River Dolphins Found Dead During Scientific Expedition In The Amazon Rainforest – World Animal News How Dogs Are Fighting Rhino Poaching https://theecologist.org/2021/nov/03/end-war-wildlife https://www.treehugger.com/hunting-trophies-iowa-auction-undercover-investigation-5208334 https://news.mongabay.com/2021/11/sinking-hope-of-justice-as-exporter-of-26-ton-shark-fin-cargo-gets-token-fine/ https://mountainjournal.org/the-killing-fields-return-for-yellowstone-bison https://worldanimalnews.com/shocking-undercover-investigation-exposes-auction-house-of-horrors-where-over-550-hunting-trophies-are-sold-to-the-highest-bidder/ https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/11/whaling-whales-food-krill-iron/620604/ https://news.microsoft.com/en-gb/2021/11/18/first-of-its-kind-multispecies-ai-model-to-detect-illegal-wildlife-trafficking-is-ready-to-roll-out-to-airports/ Consumer Goods Manufacturers & Sellers Chile’s Atacama Desert: Where Fast Fashion Goes to Die Tell Clothing Brands: Wool Isn’t Green Lawsuit Claims That Subway “Tuna” Contains Extremely Weird DNA https://www.ecowatch.com/cop26-electric-vehicles-fossil-fuels-2655532829.html Construction, Building UNESCO reiterates road project’s dangers to Papua park as Indonesia doubles down Bali’s new highway project sparks concerns about agriculture and conservation areas https://news.mongabay.com/2021/11/insects-and-other-invertebrates-on-tropical-islands-face-challenges-as-development-and-tourism-expand/ Logging & Mining ‘People don’t know the Yanomami’: Q&A with filmmakers Davi Kopenawa & Luiz Bolognesi In Mexico City’s urban sprawl, an unexpected illegal logging network thrives Planned copper mine raises fears for biodiversity hotspot in Jordan Struggle endures for Philippine community pitted against gold miner Top Brazil gold exporter leaves a trail of criminal probes and illegal mines After a pandemic reprieve, loggers return to a unique Madagascar forest Legal challenge to South Africa mine expansion looks to set new landmark Indigenous mine opponents targeted in raids during state of siege in Guatemala DRC environment minister panned for allegedly facilitating illegal concessions Deforestation In Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest Reaches Highest Level For 15 Years | IFLScience Liberia loggers felling trees outside concession as government stands by If marine noise pollution is bad, deep-sea mining could add to the cacophony Venezuelans hit by cooking gas shortages look to forests for firewood The terrible paradox of the green energy transition – rabble.ca Fishfolk protest Rio Tinto mine Indigenous community saves Colombia’s poison dart frog from coca and logging Illegal mining threatens Indigenous land at foot of Philippines’ tallest peak Serbian anti-mining activists block roads to protest against new laws | Reuters https://news.mongabay.com/2021/11/green-light-for-mining-project-raises-red-flags-for-chile-penguin-reserve/ https://www.ecowatch.com/environmental-defender-missing-irma-2655746740.html https://news.mongabay.com/2021/11/report-orangutans-and-their-habitat-in-indonesia-need-full-protection-now/ Plastic Despite deals, plans and bans, the Mediterranean is awash in plastic Campaign Aims to End Plastics in Hollywood — on and off the Screen Unlike Trump, Biden Backs Global Treaty for Plastic Pollution California Reckons With the Hard Truth About Plastic Recycling | Sierra Club Design Students Use Art to Reimagine Plastic Recycling – Creating Lamps, Seat Covers, and More Nurdles: The Worst Toxic Waste You’ve Probably Never Heard Of – Mother Jones https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/plastic-new-coal-says-new-report https://ecojustice.ca/pressrelease/environmental-groups-enter-legal-fight-over-regulation-of-plastics-pollution/ Telecom & Electronic Tourism Insects and other invertebrates on tropical islands face challenges as development and tourism expand Tech & Media These 10 Publishers Produce Most of the Climate Lies on Facebook, Study Says – Mother Jones Internet-Connected Products: Ever-Advancing, Ever-Creepier | by Stephen Moore | Nov, 2021 | OneZero https://www.theanimalreader.com/2021/11/17/harnessing-technology-instead-of-animals-3d-printed-steaks/ Chemicals, Pesticides, GMOs EPA Withheld Reports of Risk Posed by 1,240 Chemicals Six tips to avoid phthalates after study highlights health harms, billion-dollar costs | Environmental Working Group Big Ag Furious as EPA Says Popular Herbicides Are Driving Species to Extinction Two Forever Chemicals More Toxic Than Previously Thought House passes Build Back Better bill to protect firefighters from ‘forever chemicals’ | Environmental Working Group Big Ag Hits Back After EPA Says Top Herbicides Driving Vulnerable Species Toward Extinction • Children’s Health Defense How the chemicals industry’s pollution slipped under the radar | Environment | The Guardian Animal Entertainment, Racing, Bloodsports Man dies during bull-running festival in Spain Facebook Facebook Facebook Camels and llama escape circus in Spain Travel giant Expedia bans sale of ‘cruel’ holidays with captive dolphins and whales | Daily Mail Online Court blocks Dutch dolphin transfer to Chinese park Facebook Facebook Bill To End The Suffering Of Wild Animals In Traveling Circuses & Performances In The U.S. Is Being Reintroduced To Congress Today – World Animal News Help Urge Los Angeles City Councilmember Lee To Stop Alleged Animal Abuse At Griffith Park Pony Rides & Petting Zoo – World Animal News Facebook Campaigners criticise European zoo proposals to cull adult male gorillas | Zoos | The Guardian https://www.cheknews.ca/everyday-multiple-animals-a-day-unwanted-covid-19-pets-fill-up-vancouver-island-rescues-908352/ https://help.four-paws.org/en/ban-commercial-trade-big-cats-south-africa Money, Banking, Investment Forget Gold and Fine Art: Startup Gets Investors to Put Their Money into Rewilding the Land Joint statement also prioritizes clean energy finance by end of 2022 Facebook Are financial regulators keeping pace in the race to green? | Corporate Knights Canadian pensions are retiring fossil fuel investments | Corporate Knights Big Bank Climate Pledges ‘Cannot Be Trusted’ • Children’s Health Defense Forest declarations are nice, but profitability determines land use in the Amazon (Book excerpt) Is Canada’s transition finance blueprint a recipe for greenwash? | Corporate Knights Boston Mayor Wu Divests City Funds From Fossil Fuels The World Bank Can’t be Trusted to Stand Up to Big Fossil Fuel Companies – CounterPunch.org Harvard gives in to pressures to divest from fossil fuels (mostly) | Corporate Knights Four steps asset owners can take to invest in vital climate action | Corporate Knights https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2021/11/12/How-Your-Hard-Earned-Savings-Fuel-Climate-Crisis/ https://theintercept.com/2021/11/23/brazil-amazon-deforestation-greenwashing-bonds-investment/ Transportation, Shipping China’s disappearing ships: The latest supply chain issue | CTV News Why Do Walmart, Amazon, Target and IKEA Have Such High Shipping Emissions?