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The true cost of shrimp

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 …

Neighbouring countries concerned about the risk of a Belgian Nuclear meltdown

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

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 …

Budapest degrowth conference and degrowth week

By Nick Meynen. The term Degrowth¬†has emerged over the last 10 years. This ‚Äúbomb word‚ÄĚ has been used to inspire in-depth debates on whether infinite growth in a finite world is …

Belgian action groups win epic highway battle

By Nick Meynen. After 20 years of struggle, three action groups in Belgium’s second city who resist the Ring Road highway extension to a 27 lane monster scored a major breakthrough …

The El Ni√Īo message: break free from fossil fuels

By Nick Meynen. El Ni√Īo translates to ‚Äėthe boy‚Äė and in his case, the child is unwanted. El Ni√Īo is a periodic climate phenomenon that occurs when a vast pool of …

Buddhist monk killed in resistance to dam project in India

By Joan Martinez-Alier. Public protests against the construction of dams in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh in North East India have been going on for some years. In the whole …

‚ÄėThe Greek state has nothing to gain but environmental cost from the investment‚Äô

By Nick Meynen and Stavroula Poulimeni. (For part 1 of this longread: click here) The Greek mining company Hellas Gold pays both the police of the Halkidiki region and private security guards …

Greek goldrush shows that Panamapapers are tip of the iceberg

By Nick Meynen and Stavroula Poulimeni. Greece is rich, if you just add up the billions which the gold in Greek soil is worth. Yet hospitals close, TB and malaria come …

Is there a global environmental justice movement?

By Joan Martinez-Alier, Leah Temper, Daniela Del Bene,¬†Arnim Scheidel Abstract: One of the causes of the increasing number of ecological distribution conflicts around the world is the changing metabolism of the …

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