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The Dongria Kondh win the battle against bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills, Odisha

by¬†Joan Martinez-Alier and Leah Temper. On 31st¬†July 2013 in New Delhi drums and banners in front of Odisha House celebrated the success achieved by the tiny Dongria Kondh hamlets in the …

Third European Forum against unnecessary imposed mega projects: strengthening the bonds, strengthening the struggle

by Alfred Burballa¬†N√≤ria. The European movement against unnecessary imposed mega projects or in French¬†Grands Projets Inutiles Impos√©s¬†(GPII) met for the third consecutive year from the 25th¬†to the 29th¬†of July in Stuttgart, …

Eldorado Gold delays troubled gold mining project in Greece

EJOLT has already reported on problems with gold mining in Greece in general¬†(here and here) and more recently specifically on the rising conflict in Halkidiki (here and here). We received …

MEPs putting the brakes on fracking in Europe

By Geraldine Ring from¬†Fracking Free Ireland (Brussels) The European Parliament’s Environment Committee took on board concerns from their constituents on July 11 by voting in favour of an amendment to the …

Human appropriation of biomass energy doubled in the 20th century

By Nick Meynen. How do we measure the scale of human activities compared to natural processes? As we evolved from a world almost empty of humans to a full world, that …

The contradictions in the mining firm Antofagasta

London is the world‚Äôs biggest centre for investment in the minerals industry. Investment banks, pension funds, hedge funds and insurance companies use London stock exchanges to invest in dubious mining …

Fracking: activists occupy Chevron in Poland

Peasants from local communities are occupying a piece of land to prevent the installation¬†of¬†Chevron¬†for the¬†exploration¬†and exploitation¬†of¬†shale gas¬†in the region of Zurawlow, Poland. The Polish shale-gas reserves used to be the most …

Ecological Economics from the Ground Up

‚ÄėThis book represents one serious effort by an international group of researchers, under the direction of one of the finest ecological economists of our time – Professor Joan Mart√≠nez-Alier, to …

European support for the first network of research and training in political ecology

A group of eleven organisations, coordinated by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Aut√≤noma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), will train 18 researchers in Political Ecology over the …

Cruelty and Impunity in the Amazon

By Felipe Milanez, from Maraba.¬† Last Thursday, another chapter in the history of violence and impunity in the Amazon was written in Brazil. In a trial to determine the guilt of …

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