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Langer Heinrich Uranium Mine sold 25% to a Chinese Company

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By Bertchen Kochs. The Langer Heinrich Uranium mine (LHU) in the Namib Desert was 100% owned by the Australian company Paladin Energy Ltd. Like other uranium mining companies, Paladin is in …

Ecological debt and Ecological Unequal Exchange: report from an activist – academics debate

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By Nick Meynen Some 40 to 50 scientists and activists specialised in ecological debt (ED) and ecological unequal exchange (EUE) gathered on 27 and 28 March in Lund, Sweden. The workshop …

“Growth below zero”: in memory of Sicco Mansholt

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By Joan Martinez-Alier,  RESPONDER conference, Brussels, 21 March 2014 In 1971 Sicco Mansholt, a Dutch agrarian unionist and social-democratic politician, who had promoted an expansionist agricultural policy in Europe as commissioner …

International Day of Forests: Defining Forests by their true meaning!

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Here’s an open letter from La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth International, Focus on the Global South and the World Rainforest Movement to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), …

Global Atlas of environmental conflicts launched in Brussels

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[BRUSSELS, 19 March 2014] The Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT) project launches today its Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, a visually attractive and interactive online mapping platform detailing …

Land-grabbing driven by greed, not by need

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By Nick Meynen and Leah Temper When UNEPs International Resource Panel (IRP) presented “Assessing Global Land Use” at Davos, they said that to prevent the collapse of global ecosystems, greater efficiency …

Access to Justice and Extractive Industries

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UPDATE – full video of the event on youtube. On March 13, a panel of international legal and industry experts discuss the fraught world of environmental justice, human rights, minerals and …

Is Areva finished in Finland?

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By Linda Dubec. In the year 2002, the Finnish Government granted Finnish energy company Teollisuuden Voima, or TVO, permission to build a third nuclear reactor in the nuclear power plant Olkiluoto …

Waste Pickers look back on a year of struggle and success

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March 1 was International Waste Pickers’ Day, in memory of the massacre in Colombia in which 11 workers were killed at the University of Barranquilla. For the past 21 years …