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Is sand the new oil? The global battle for sand is getting ugly

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[LONGREAD]By Nick Meynen. Dubai is a fairytale world. Back in 1995 a jeep brought me to a region where you do not want to run out of fuel: Rub’ al …

Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Anthropocene

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By Grettel Navas. ​On 24 and 25 April 2017, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (Colorado State University) held a most fruitful “Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Anthropocene” conference. It …

Niyamgiri hills defender awarded with Goldman Environmental Prize

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By Nick Meynen. Two men coming all the way from the Indian jungle admired the most sacred site of London: St. Paul’s Cathedral. They checked the rock quality, deemed it perfect …

To end ecocide we must end femicide

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By Camila Rolando Mazzuca & Brototi Roy. March 8 is World Women Day, but 3 March is another good moment to reflect on the role of women in society. On …

The true cost of shrimp

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By Brototi Roy. Global trade of the luxury commodity that shrimp is ignores the true human and environmental impact.Watching villagers standing waist deep in the brackish water of the Sundarbans …

The three goals of the EnvJustice project

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A five-year ERC Advanced Grant to analyze the Global Environmental Justice Movement was awarded in March 2016 to Joan Martinez-Alier, ICTA-UAB. The project started in June 2016. The team has …

Neighbouring countries concerned about the risk of a Belgian Nuclear meltdown

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By Nick Meynen. It’s not the metaphorical political meltdown of Belgium that neighbouring governments fret about, but a nuclear meltdown. The Netherlands, Luxemburg and Germany have all asked Belgium’s government …

When degrowth enters the parliament

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By Federico Demaria.Can degrowth enter into the Parliaments? How large would its constituency be? What policy proposals shall be put forward? How could a synergy be built between grassroots social …

New scientific insights on ecologically unequal trade

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By Nick Meynen. A new light is shining on the old problem of a global economic system that creates regional environmental imbalances. Ecological economists identified and analysed the asymmetric flows of …

Call for Proposals: Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene

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Symposium, 24-25 April 2017, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA Proposal deadline: November 1, 2016 Environmental justice is a central component of sustainability politics during the Anthropocene – …

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