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Resistance in Kudankulam (Tamil Nadu) against nuclear energy

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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 …

Summer School and Workshop on Political Ecology, Environmental Justice, and Conflicts

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This course, held from July 2nd – July 11th 2012, examines the global movement for environmental justice and focuses on socio-environmental conflicts at different scales and in different forms. The course is based …

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

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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 …

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

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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

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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

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(By Roberto Rivas Hermann) September 1985, Chiriquí province, Panamá. 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

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(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

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(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 …

Canadian gold mining in Kyrgystan.

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Gold mining expert Robert Moran, who also adviced EJOLT partner Za Zemiata in Bulgaria in 2011 in their work with the local population against the planned Krumovgrad gold mine, now …