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Environmentalism is not just personal, it is political

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By Nick Meynen. In the TV documentary series “Years of living dangerously”, Thomas Friedman goes to Syria to make the link between climate change and war. He also talks with Condoleezza …

Supreme Court of India slams the building of megadams

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By Nick Meynen and Daniela del Bene. When we wrote “Himalayan dams: goddamned!” last year and reported about the Uttarakhand floods, India’s worst ‘natural’ disaster since the 2004 tsunami (900 deaths, …

Barrick in the doldrums: shareholders angry about Pascua Lama

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By Joan Martinez Alier. For many years, Barrick Gold has been heavily investing in the ill-fated project of Pascua-Lama in Chile, despite the local opposition. Communities resist the destruction of glaciers …

Illegal arrest and illegitimate mining in Intag Valley (Ecuador)

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By Carlos Zorrilla. On April 10, 2014, the campesino leader Javier Ramirez of Intag Valley (Ecuador) was arrested without an arrest warrant outside of Quito. He was returning from a meeting …

Western consumption: a source of environmental conflicts

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By Alma de Walsche, MO* magazine (translated by Nick Meynen). Mining projects, oil and gas extraction, energy crop plantations and tourist resorts are increasingly encroaching on pristine areas. Here they come …

IPCC misguiding the waste sector, GAIA warns

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The Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives (GAIA) is concerned over claims included in the latest IPCC WG III Report – Summary for Policy Makers, with regard to climate change mitigation …

Atlas of Environmental Justice in the Press

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By Leah Temper. The Atlas of Environmental Justice has been making waves across the world. Since the launch we have had over 130 press mentions in 21 countries and more than …

Indigenous populations disproportionately hit in environmental conflicts

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By Joan Martinez Alier. In the EJOLT Atlas, www.ejatlas.org, which is such a success, we can trace whether indigenous populations are involved or not in the one thousand conflicts we have …

EJOLT meets EEA in Copenhagen

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By Nick Meynen. On 26 March, an EJOLT delegation visited the headquarters of the European Environmental Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen to discuss possible avenues for collaboration. We explained our Atlas – …

Yasuni: a new call for help from Ecuador

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UPDATE: a sufficient number of signatures has been collected – a national referendum on Yasuni should follow. An update is here. Urgent call: It’s the 11th hour to Save the Yasuni …

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