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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 …

International seminar on environmental justice and water justice

EJOLT is the co-sponsor of an international seminar on environmental justice and water justice in Colombia, October 2013. Here is the call for papers: Objective To analyse, within the conceptual framework of …

Sensitive South African peatland threatened by mining

By Franz Fuls. Lakenvlei is one of the largest and deepest peatlands in South Africa. It is under threat from planned diamond and coal mining. Sources and wetlands may be affected …

PODCAST: David VanWyk on platinum mining 1

The Marikana Massacre in South Africa was followed by wide spread mining unrest, which is seen as a sign of a deeper crisis. David VanWyk does research for the Bench …

Death of a Waterfall? Posco’s designs on Khandadhara

Felix¬†Padel, an expert on mining conflicts in Odisha (India), has written a blog for EJOLT giving more details on the struggles of indigenous communities in East-India against the plans of …

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