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Western Consumption is Deadly

Boosted by Immigration-Driven Population Growth, our Gluttony is Linked to Thousands of Deaths Worldwide

One of the topics addressed in a 2016 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on U.S. immigration rates prepared by Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), about which I wrote here for CAPS, is “International Ecological Impacts of U.S. Immigration Policies.”

Lots of People + Lots of Lights = Light Pollution

From Down Under comes a curious headline that “Light pollution is killing astronomy.” For many folks, the very notion that too much light can be a “pollutant” may be a bit puzzling. After all, unlike other chemical pollutants or ionizing radiation, light is non-toxic, doesn’t stink, isn’t a carcinogen or mutagen, and isn’t an eyesore. Light isn’t even matter; it’s a form of pure energy.

The Late, Outspoken Doug Tompkins Sounds off on Overpopulation, Overconsumption

More than a year has now passed since the tragic kayaking accident on a South American lake – Lago General Carrerra in Patagonian Chile – that claimed the life of entrepreneur and conservationist extraordinaire Doug Tompkins. He had accomplished much in his 72 years but still had much left to do: helping save the Earth from human excesses, among other missions.

On the Road in the Philippines: A Look at Mass Deforestation

Checkpoint for illegal logging in the Phillipines

Population, Pollution, Climate Change and Environmental Justice in California

The Folly of Wanting to Have Your Cake and Eat it too

There are two red-hot political issues which California Gov. Jerry Brown is perhaps proudest of, as they represent his home state’s “progressive” views and activism. First, California continues to welcome any and all immigrants, however massive their numbers and regardless of their legal status. Second, California is leading the charge to curb greenhouse gas emissions and limit harmful climate change.

One Primate’s Population Soars, Causing Hundreds of Others to Sink

On Planet Earth as a whole, the population of exactly one species of primate is surging, at the expense of hundreds of other primate species.

Environmental Justice and Immigration

Back in 1994, President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 12898, entitled “Executive Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.”

CAPS, Eight Others Sue DHS for Neglecting NEPA Requirements

Californians for Population Stabilization is one of nine plaintiffs that have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for its failure to consider the 1969 National Environmental Policy Act’s (NEPA) requirements in it immigration actions. The NEPA obligates “any agency considering an action that will affect the environment to analyze and publicize those effects.” Read the complaint and see the exhibits here.

Awful Air Pollution

It Costs Billions of Dollars and Millions of Lives Annually

World’s Wilderness Disappearing

Another Dispatch from a Vanishing Realm

“In Canada and Alaska there are still large expanses of virgin country, where nameless men by nameless rivers wander, and in strange valleys die strange deaths alone.”

           - Aldo Leopold, “Wilderness,” from A Sand County Almanac, 1949 (Oxford University Press)

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