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Victory for waste pickers

By Federico DemariaIn a landmark victory and possible precedent for waste pickers around the world, waste pickers in Bogota (Colombia) obtain official recognition and payment by the municipality for their …

Apiculture vs. Transgenic-soybean in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

With Monsanto stepping up its genetically modified (GM) soybean program in Mexico, the conflict with honey-producers is escalating. If you dig a little deeper in this conflict, you’ll find that …

Resistance to nuclear energy is spreading in India

Unfortunately and despite the Fukushima accident, India does not seem to step back with its aggressive policy of nuclear energy expansion. EJOLT reported on the resistance in Kudankulam and now …

Nuclear Religion: the Story of a Referendum

By Todor Todorov and Todor Slavov. The history of a referendum on nuclear energy in Bulgaria tells a broader story on campaigning in a complex environment Chronology of the absurd: capitalism in …

Disappearing Diamonds

By Khadija Sharife. From time to time, a VIP-configured Airbus jetted into Lanseria International Airport, a small and privately-owned base facility near Johannesburg, South Africa. The plane, an Airbus 319CJ, …

Which sustainability is discussed at the World Forests Summit?

By Winnie Overbeek. While the big players in the field of tree plantations gather in Sweden, EJOLT reports from the reality of their expansion in the South. The debates on sustainability …

Late lessons from early warnings: hard facts, soft conclusions

By Nick Meynen. In 2001, the European Environment Agency (EEA) launched a groundbreaking report: ‚ÄėLate lessons from early warnings. The Precautionary Principle 1896-2000‚Äô. It spanned a wide range of environmental problems, …

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‚Äôs an environmental nightmare. Meet one of Europe‚Äôs biggest aspiring polluters: the TES6 project in Slovenia. The economics: on …

New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance

This book examines how natural resources are governed and struggled over in Latin America. It questions the idea the ‘post-neoliberal’ governance label and illustrates the enduring constraints on democratic and …

President Rafael Correa against the environmentalists

By Joan Martinez-Alier (Quito, 19 February 2013) President Rafael Correa, of Ecuador, was re-elected Sunday 17 February 2013 with 57 per cent of the vote. This was a fair election. Environmentalists …


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