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Unconventional oil and gas: signs of a system in crisis

The mid-term fate of which fuel will drive Europe might be decided by an answer to this very simple question: are the French and Bulgarian victories in the fights against …

The age of Yasuni: an activist video game

By Accion Ecol√≥gica.¬†For several years, Accion Ecol√≥gica and Oilwatch have led a campaign to prevent the drilling of crude oil in Yasun√≠ National Park, managing to get this position to …

EJOLT screens ‘Yasuni, Buen Vivir’ in Madrid

On April 17 at 7 pm, EJOLT will present the film Yasuni, Buen Vivir, by Arturo Hortas at the Casa America in Madrid. The film will be followed by a …

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 …

EJOLT in Rio+20, Peoples Summit and ISEE

From 20 to 22 June 2012, world leaders will come together in Rio de Janeiro to agree on a document called ‚ÄúThe Future We Want‚ÄĚ. Twenty years after the Earthsummit …

Environmental crime in M’hamid Oases, Morocco

By Lorenzo Chelleri and Guido Minucci. ‚ÄúWhile cutting a tree down, one annihilates in the same time the past and the future‚ÄĚ explains Ibrahim Sbai, member of ‚ÄúTaragalte‚ÄĚ, environmental and cultural …

Gold in Greece: corporations create civil war

By Federico Demaria, Giorgios Kallis and Nick Meynen. A battle centered on gold mines in the north of Greece is turning violent. Because of the¬†economical crisis, corporations are ‚Äėbuying‚Äô at …

Residents and wastepickers protest against waste-to-energy incinerator in Delhi

As a follow-up on the EJOLT video ‚ÄėWaste wars‚Äô (visible on our front page and here), we publish a press statement from the Ghazipur Anti-Incinerator Committee, issued the 24th of …

The Kayelekera uranium mine: yet another example of the resource curse?

J.G. reports from Malawi. Essay written for the CEECEC course. Kayelekera is an area in the northern part of Malawi in a district called Karonga. Upon the discovery of uranium in …

Nuclear energy in India: explosion of protests

The conflict around the restart of a nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu ‚Äď which we introduced on our website on 29 February ‚Äď has reached boiling point on Friday …


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