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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 …

Calabar Declaration

From the World Rainforest Movement We, members of communities affected by industrial monoculture oil palm plantations, including peasant movements, as well as other civil society organizations from Africa, Europe, the Americas …

Colombian anti-mining movement mourning

By Victoria Mar√≠n-Burgos C√©sar Garc√≠a, one of the leaders of the ‚ÄúConciencia Campesina‚ÄĚ movement opposing AngloGold Ashanti‚Äôs gold mining project ‚ÄúLa Colosa‚ÄĚ in the Municipality of Cajamarca ‚Äď Tolima …

93 Countries Sign Treaty to Reduce Mercury Pollution

By Amanda Blank International negotiations on a legally binding instrument‚ÄĒthe Minamata Convention on Mercury‚ÄĒwere completed in Geneva in January 2013 and presented for adoption and signature at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, …

The “Raging River” unites struggles against waste disposal and Biocide in Campania

By Salvatore Paolo De Rosa On the 16th of November, thousands of people are expected to join together in the Southern city of Naples, Italy, during one of the biggest demonstrations …


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