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Jade is anything but green

By Nick Meynen.Ancient Asian art gave jade gemstones a cult status. But today, nothing in the extraction of jade is even remotely morally correct or justifiable.Jade is the diamond of …

Colombia: is democracy the price for peace?

By Evi Declercq.¬†Local referenda swept Colombia after one village succeeded in using them to stop a massive mine. Until the Colombian constitutional court took their power away.A¬†small community in Colombia …

Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study

By Irmak Ert√∂r. One of the world‚Äôs fastest-growing food production industries, aquaculture, is harming the marine environment and people‚Äôs lives with intensive fish farms. Fish farming was promoted to contribute …

The toxic trade of obsolete ships

By Nicola Mulinaris and EnvJustice.When ships reach the end of their operational life they are taken apart to recover the steel. Recycling valuable materials makes economic and environmental sense, as …

The women who keep the gold in the ground

By V’cenza Cirefice and EnvJustice.Mining last took place in Mathiatis – in the Troodos mountain range in Cyprus – during the military occupation by the British. But now mining is …

Blockadia map reveals global scale of anti-fossil fuel movement

By Alice Owen and Daria Rivin.As world leaders were flying out to Germany to negotiate climate action at COP23, activists begin blockading a nearby coal mine as part of a …

France destroys North Niger. Will the EU or UN act?

By Nick Meynen. Tens of thousands of people in Niger‚Äôs Arlit are exposed to often deadly radiation coming from the uranium mines around the city. AREVA, owned by the French …

New video tutorial on how to use the Ej-Atlas best

University of East Anglia’s Massive Open Online Course on Environmental Justice has a 6-minute video tutorial on the Ej-Atlas.If you find it hard to maneuver in the Ej-Atlas, this tutorial …

The great cost of land grabbing in Mozambique’s Tete Province

By Burag Gurden. Similar versions of this article has been originally published by Pambazuka on 31 August and by Words in the Bucket on 13 September.Moatize, Mozambique ‚Äď Earlier this …

New Environmental Justice MOOC (a free online course) run by the University of East Anglia and Future Learn.

The Global Environmental Justice research group at UEA has developed a free online course on Environmental Justice which starting in October 2017. The MOOC highlights the EJ Atlas too, with …

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