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ICTA-UAB Ph.D. position on “Unburnable” Coal and Environmental Justice in China

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is offering a Ph.D. scholarship to candidates who would like to pursue their Ph.D. studies at …

Greenpeace declares victory as Belgian bank KBC ends its coal investments

On Thursday, the entrance to the headquarters of KBC bank in Brussels was taken by environmental activists concerned about the financial and climatic risks of coal investments in the Czech …

Valuation Languages Along the Coal Chain From Colombia to the Netherlands and to Turkey

By Andrea CardosoAbstractEnvironmental goods and bads are accumulated and unequally distributed along the coal supply chain, producing environmental injustices where actors deployed values and representations of coal to either resist …

China has a plan – Peak Coal and the new Silk Road

This Article is written by Joan Martinez Alier and Federico Demaria and has been by the Ecologist on 25th July.China’s contribution to global climate change will increase from oil and …

TES6—New Coal Power Plant Unit in Sostanj

Project TES6 Sostanj, in northern Slovenia, is 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the Austrian border, and home to Termoelektrarna Sostanj (TES)—a lignite-fired power plant—the property of state-owned Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE). …

Soma, Ermenek, Yirca: Can Anti-Coal Activists Defend Coal Miners and Olive Farmers?

By Ethemcan Turhan. The coal-mining town of Soma in the western Aegean region of Turkey hardly made headlines until last May. A mining disaster that took the lives of 301 …

The “mining massacre” in Turkey following the explosion in the coal mine in Soma

By Pınar Ertör-Akyazı, Cem İskender Aydın, Begüm Özkaynak, Irmak Ertör. Hundreds of workers were killed following an explosion on Tuesday, May 13, in the coal mine close to the town of Soma, …

Victory: no more Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Laciana Valley (Spain)

By: Amaranta Herrero. On the 14th of February, the regional government of Castilla y León cancelled the plan for Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining (MRT) in Laciana Valley (Spain). During the last …

The End of the Age of Coal

On June 29 the world will celebrate the end of the “Age of Coal”. A global day of action will coincide with 350.org’s Global Power Shift Conference in Istanbul. Greenpeace …

Choosing between coal or wetlands in Chrissiesmeer

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 …

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