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Dutch Court Rules Against Shell for damages in Nigeria

The ruling by a Dutch court on January 30, 2013 holding Shell responsible for the pollution of farmlands at Ikot Ada Udo (Nigeria) is a step towards environmental justice. However, …

Climate Justice: new hope for radical action on climate change

By Nick Meynen. In the last two decades, momentum for action on climate change rose before 1997 (Kyoto Protocol), and before 2009 (Copenhagen Agreement) – followed by a sharp drop afterwards. …

Open letter: To really address climate change UNFCCC-COP18 should decide to leave under the soil more than 2/3 of the fossil reserves

By Bill McKibben, Nnimmo Bassey & Pablo Solon. 2012 saw the shocking melt of the Arctic, leading our greatest climatologist to declare a ‘planetary emergency,’ and it saw weather patterns wreck harvests …

NEW: EJOLT movie on ‘Yasuni, good living’

Yasuni, good living is a video documentary made by Arturo Hortas for EJOLT. This film shows through different lenses the origins and development of the idea of “leaving oil in the soil” (850 …

Watch an EJOLT movie on Yasuni, good living

Yasuni, good living is a video documentary made by Arturo Hortas for EJOLT. This film shows through different lenses the origins and development of the idea of “leaving oil in the soil” (850 …

The age of Yasuni: an activist video game

By Accion Ecológica. For several years, Accion Ecológica and Oilwatch have led a campaign to prevent the drilling of crude oil in Yasuní National Park, managing to get this position to …

Exploitation of tar sands: a failure on the path to an energy and ecological transition

By Pierre Johnson  (REEDS)  Despite an activist victory to avoid the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline over a sensitive area, oil from Alberta State in Canada is still likely to …

Pressure rising: from anti-shale gas victories to a big debate on oil and gas exploration

By Nick Meynen and Maxime Combes. Texas based Noble Energy recently became the first company to receive a permit for deep-sea drilling in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP oil …

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

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

To Cook a Continent: book review

Instead of asking the question what can be done about or for Africa, Nnimmo Bassey asks a much more pertinent question: what is being done to Africa and how should …

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