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Ecological Economics from the Ground Up

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‘This book represents one serious effort by an international group of researchers, under the direction of one of the finest ecological economists of our time – Professor Joan Martínez-Alier, to …

How to Yasunize the world: Don’t burn the Unburnable Fuels

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On May 9, for the first time ever, the world’s longest-running, high-precision instrument to record atmospheric CO2 hit the 400ppm level. 275ppm was the norm before the industrial revolution. The …

Political Declaration on Extractives Assembly from the World Social Forum

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The following declaration is the result of the World Social Forum Extractives Assembly. Some EJOLT collaborators joined the discussions and EJOLT supports this declaration: We, organisations assembled here, bear witness to …

BOOK review: Geo-engineering conflicts

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. Clive Hamilton, Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering, Yale University Press, 2013, 288pp Many ecological economists know at least one book co-authored in 1997 by Australian …

Choosing between coal or wetlands in Chrissiesmeer

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By Franz Fuls. As a developing country, the South African government has identified coal as a primary energy source. It grants permission to extract minerals through mining rights. Xstrata recently sold …

EU bans bee-killing insecticides (for 2 years)

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By Gabriel Tamariz.  The European Commission just decided to ban 3 insecticides that are thought to be responsible for the alarming decline of insect pollinators in the world. According to the …

Barrick debunked

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By Luis Manuel Claps ( Communities affected by large scale mining confronted Barrick Gold in Toronto, as gold markets went down. Over a hundred people braved the rain outside Barrick Gold’s annual …

European support for the first network of research and training in political ecology

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A group of eleven organisations, coordinated by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), will train 18 researchers in Political Ecology over the …