Photo of the Day: Logging and Climate Change

A New Kind of Train Wreck Ever greater numbers of people are waking up to the impact of  climate change on our lives as trains full of oil crash and burn in Alabama and Canada, as polar vortex cold spells and … Continue reading

Wood Chips Devour the Forest

Global Warming: A Product of Market Forces   Harvey Richards made several forays into the northwest forests with his cameras in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, focusing on, among other things, the immense piles of wood chips looming up … Continue reading

The Stump Makers

1963, 22 min., color, DVD The Stump Makers: “Cutting the Lungs Out of the Planet” Judy Bari In The Stump Makers, Harvey Richards presents footage of wasteful forest practices and ecological devastation caused by major logging companies’ clear cutting operations in California … Continue reading

"Ripping the Lungs out of the Planet" Judi Bari

Harvey Richards took this photo in September, 1963 in Humboldt County, California.  A surreal image of thousand year old trees being debarked, it is a sight that will never be seen again.  The last of the old growth redwoods are gone.  Climate … Continue reading