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The case for Degrowth in a Time of Pandemic

By Giorgos Kallis, Susan Paulson, Giacomo D‚ÄôAlisa, and Federico Demaria. We need to build systems capable of scaling back production in ways that do not cause loss of livelihood or …

Coronavirus and the crisis of the Anthropocene

The novel coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on all of us -especially those who have died, those needing urgent care, and those least able to retreat into their homes …

Argentinian communities beat mining multinationals

Popular movements in Argentina are better than average at stopping the mining madness. The contrast with Bolsonaro’s Brazil is striking. Argentinian mining companies are learning the hard way that you …

Mega-mining threatens Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul

By Marcos Todt.In Rio Grande do Sul alone there are more than 150 mining projects that may leverage Brazil’s new environmental code to their advantage.Jair Bolsonaro‚Äôs victory in the 2018 …

Environmental Justice MOOC

Environmental Justice MOOC starting 14 October!This free 5 week online course is open to everyone around the world and starts on 14 October. Understand how climate change, biodiversity loss and …

Dam violence against environmental defenders

By Daniela del Bene.‚ÄúLarge hydro is a very big part of the solution. I fundamentally believe we have to be involved,‚ÄĚ Rachel Kyte of the¬†World Bank has stated.¬†Big dams are …

Indigenous Indian people face forest eviction

By Nick Meynen and Eleonora Fanari.¬†There’s a global outcry as India‚Äôs Supreme Court evicts over a million vulnerable people from forest under the guise of protecting wildlife.The Bengal tiger has …

Swedish firm exported toxic waste to Chile

By Rodrigo Pino Vargas. The tide is turning against the global toxic waste trade, as an appeal court in Sweden considers the plight of nearly 12,000 victims.The Swedish mining conglomerate …

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 …

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