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China’s Ecuador Embassy occupied in opposition to mining contract

In the morning of March 5th 2012, a group of women from various Ecuadorean organizations and social groups occupied for a few hours the Chinese Embassy in Quito, to reject …

11 PhD scholarships in Political Ecology

The European Network for Political Ecology (ENTITLE) offers 11 generously-funded three-year PhD scholarships available to candidates from all over the world. ENTITLE is an EU-funded Initial Training Network whose aim …

Stop that train! Ideological Conflict and the TAV

These are days of great tension and mobilization in the Susa valley where for two decades citizens are strongly engaged in the defense of their territory against the High Speed …

Resistance in Kudankulam (Tamil Nadu) against nuclear energy

In late February 2012, exasperated by the successful resistance against the first of two ready-to-go 1000 MW Russian built nuclear power stations in Kudankulam, the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh …

Norway’s pensions are fuelled by Shell’s Nigerian nightmare

A campaign from an eminent group of scientists and professionals focusing on Shell‚Äôs horrendous track record in Nigeria is pleading with the Norwegian Government Pension Fund to disinvest in the …

COLOMBIA : Communities struggling to stop El Quimbo dam in the Magdalena River

Since January 2012, the Upper Magdalena River is the scene of some bold civilian struggle for environmental justice. Communities affected by the proposed El Quimbo Dam¬†project paralyzed dam construction by …

The greenwashing king of asbestos and the end of impunity

On February 13, an Italian court sentenced Swiss businessman Stephan Schmidheiny and Belgian Baron Jean-Louis Marie Ghislain de Cartier to 16 years imprisonment. They were found guilty for negligent behavior …

Indigenous environmentalism in Panama: Copper mining and hydroelectricity conflicts

(By Roberto Rivas Hermann) September 1985, Chiriqu√≠ province, Panam√°. A decapitated body is found in a trench bordering with Costa Rica. The remains belong to Hugo Spadafora, an opposition leader. Noriega, …

The Environmental Rights Revolution: book review

(By Hali Healy) In response to the debate over whether rights to clean air, water, and soil should be entrenched in law, The Environmental Rights Revolution: A Global Study of Constitutions, …

Shale gas fracking in Bulgaria freezes under public pressure

(By Konstantin Dichev and Dragomira Raeva) Bulgarian people want clean water and a healthy future for their children, instead of false promises for cheap shale gas. EJOLT partner Za Zemiata on …

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