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Valuation Languages Along the Coal Chain From Colombia to the Netherlands and to Turkey

By Andrea CardosoAbstractEnvironmental goods and bads are accumulated and unequally distributed along the coal supply chain, producing environmental injustices where actors deployed values and representations of coal to either resist …

China has a plan – Peak Coal and the new Silk Road

This Article is written by Joan Martinez Alier and Federico Demaria and has been by the Ecologist on 25th July.China’s contribution to global climate change will increase from oil and …

Castilla Thermal Power Station, Chile

Introduction Copiapo, in the Atacama Region, northern Chile, has approximately 150,000 habitants and a diverse economy where the main economic activity comes from the mining industry, particularly for copper. The second …

Soma, Ermenek, Yirca: Can Anti-Coal Activists Defend Coal Miners and Olive Farmers?

By Ethemcan Turhan. The coal-mining town of Soma in the western Aegean region of Turkey hardly made headlines until last May. A mining disaster that took the lives of 301 …

Victory: no more Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Laciana Valley (Spain)

By: Amaranta Herrero. On the 14th of February, the regional government of Castilla y León cancelled the plan for Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining (MRT) in Laciana Valley (Spain). During the last …

The End of the Age of Coal

On June 29 the world will celebrate the end of the “Age of Coal”. A global day of action will coincide with 350.org’s Global Power Shift Conference in Istanbul. Greenpeace …

Choosing between coal or wetlands in Chrissiesmeer

By Franz Fuls. As a developing country, the South African government has identified coal as a primary energy source. It grants permission to extract minerals through mining rights. Xstrata recently sold …

Complete and utter chaos at Chrissiesmeer, South Africa.

By Franz Fuls.  During a chaotic public meeting Xstrata’s successor, Msobo Coal, announces its plans to mine inside the Chrissiesmeer Biodiversity Area, Mpumalanga, South Africa. On 26 March 2013 Msobo Coal held …

TES6 and its co(a)llateral damage in Slovenia and the EU

By Lidija Zivcic The economics make no sense, the legality is questionable and it’s an environmental nightmare. Meet one of Europe’s biggest aspiring polluters: the TES6 project in Slovenia. The economics: on …

The Colombian mining locomotive has halted

by Joan Martínez-Alier. President Santos of Colombia continues to preach the virtues of what he calls the “mining locomotive” of the economy, based mainly on coal, nickel and gold. But this …

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