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Swedish firm exported toxic waste to Chile

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By Rodrigo Pino Vargas. The tide is turning against the global toxic waste trade, as an appeal court in Sweden considers the plight of nearly 12,000 victims.The Swedish mining conglomerate …

Brazilian dam disaster ‘is part of a pattern’

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By Beatriz Saes, Daniela Del Bene, Sara Mingorría, Yannick Deniau, Raquel Neyra, Max Stoisser, Lucrecia Wagner, Grettel Navas and Nick Meynen. A team of Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) academics is marking …

EJAtlas reaches 2.700 cases and includes the Brumadinho’s foretold tragedy

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The Environmental Justice Atlas ( of ICTA-UAB has reached 2.700 cases in January 2019. One of the most moving and cruel ones, perhaps a crucial conflict case for Latin America, …


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A PhD on carbon budget and unburnable fossil fuels reserves.If carbon capture technology does not prove effective and the needed rapid decarbonisation implies that fossil fuels reserves have to be …

Media on the Atlas of Environmental Justice

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135 media mentions in 27 countries with a combined reach of over 70 million. That, in sum, is the media attention for the Atlas of Environmental Justice in the first …

Jade is anything but green

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By Nick Meynen.Ancient Asian art gave jade gemstones a cult status. But today, nothing in the extraction of jade is even remotely morally correct or justifiable.Jade is the diamond of …

2019 Environmental Justice Conference in the UK

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The University of East Anglia invites you to the 2019 Environmental Justice Conference ‘Transformative Connections’ to be held at University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 2 July – 4 July 2019. The conference is …

Colombia: is democracy the price for peace?

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By Evi Declercq. Local referenda swept Colombia after one village succeeded in using them to stop a massive mine. Until the Colombian constitutional court took their power away.A small community in Colombia …

Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study

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By Irmak Ertör. One of the world’s fastest-growing food production industries, aquaculture, is harming the marine environment and people’s lives with intensive fish farms. Fish farming was promoted to contribute …

The toxic trade of obsolete ships

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By Nicola Mulinaris and EnvJustice.When ships reach the end of their operational life they are taken apart to recover the steel. Recycling valuable materials makes economic and environmental sense, as …

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