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Robert Goodland obituary

By Joan Martinez-Alier Robert Goodland, a Canadian ecologist, was a specialist in tropical ecology. He died on 28 December 2013. In 1974 he authored a landmark book on the Amazon, From …

Glencore-Xstrata flips in the Philippines

by Joan Martinez-Alier Glencore-Xstrata causes many socio-environmental conflicts around the world. A well-known case to EJOLT researchers is in Catamarca, Argentina, the copper mine in Bajo la Alumbrera. Another one is …

Chico Mendes: 25 years of a brutal killing

By Felipe Milanez and Joan Martinez Alier The 22nd December 2013 marks 25 years of the killing of Chico Mendes, leader of the rubber tappers in Brazilian Amazon and international recognized …

Making the link between EJ and biodiversity conservation at IPBES conference

By Amanda Blank EJOLT collaborators from the Environmental Social Science Research Group attended the 2nd conference of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) last week. IPBES-2 closed the …

Rosia Montana is saved… but fractivists in Romania still under attack from Chevron

By Amanda Blank Environmentalism is a relatively new phenomenon in post-communist countries such as Romania. But mobilizations over gold mining and fracking in the country has shown that communities are willing …

Faulty Waste Management and Aarhus Convention Violations, Cases to the European Parliament: UKWIN seeks cases to help support an incinerator-free Europe

By Amanda Blank and Shlomo Dowen (director of the UKWIN) Waste incineration is a method of waste disposal that still occurs throughout Europe despite its highly negative effects on air quality …

Map of Environmental Conflicts in Brazil

By Joan¬†Martinez Alier December 22nd, 2013 marks the 25th¬†anniversary of the assassination of Chico Mendes (1944-1988) who defended the Amazon against deforestation in Acre, Brazil. Chico Mendes was a rubber gatherer …

Rio Tinto: compensation manipulation in southeast Madagascar

By¬†Shareen Elnaschie The remote region of Anosy in southeast Madagascar has been undergoing significant and rapid change due to mining-led development that has been clashing with local culture, stimulating dramatic shifts …

Electrify -and Scorch- Africa

By Amanda Blank Africa is a significant exporter of cheap energy, namely dirty fuels like gas, oil, coal, and uranium for nuclear energy. While energy is cheaply exported, the local consequences …

Patrick Bond on Climate Justice and the Ecological Debt, after the Warsaw Fiasco

By¬†Jaisal Noor from The real news. Interview (audio) with Patrick Bond, director of the Center for Civil Society and a professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He’s …