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Celebration of struggle starts in Kudankulam this New Year

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For millions of people, 2012 was one big struggle for environmental justice. We have reported on many tragedies, successes and ongoing struggles. With an average of ten articles a month, …

The ban on iron mining in Goa

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On 5th October 2012, iron mining was banned by the Supreme Court of India in the little state of Goa. The former Portuguese colony is divided into a prosperous coastal …

World Summit on sustainable Forest (-destruction)

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March 5th-6th 2013 will see a variety of actors in the forest-destruction community gather in Stockholm (Sweden). The Economist invites them to discuss strategies for covering up continued deforestation through …

Devlin Kuyek on the ProSavana project2

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Imagine a land of 14 million hectares, bigger than Switzerland and Austria combined. Populated by millions of farming families that together practice shifting cultivation. Now imagine a foreign consultant saying …

“Our real treasure is not gold, but water”

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By Dragomira Raeva and Nick Meynen. The “discovery” of gold by Canadian mining company Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) next to the city of Krumovgrad (Bulgaria) surprised nobody. For centuries gold has …

PODCAST: Devlin Kuyek on the ProSavana project 1

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Imagine a land of 14 million hectares, bigger than Switzerland and Austria combined. Populated by millions of farming families that together practice shifting cultivation. Now imagine a foreign consultant saying …

Fukushima: the ongoing battle for a healthy environment to live in

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By Marta Conde. CRIIRAD, a partner of EJOLT, has been working with a local EJO (Environmental Justice Organisation) in Fukushima since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred in March 11th 2011. …

Climate Justice: new hope for radical action on climate change

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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. …

Tana delta (Kenya): a story of struggle and success

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By Nature Kenya. The Tana River Delta in Kenya, a vast mosaic of wetlands, grasslands and forests, was rocked by violent clashes in August between the pastrolist Orma and agriculturist Pokomo …

Successful resistance movements against mining in the Sierra de Puebla (Mexico)

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By Joan Martinez Alier. At the end of November 2012, time has accelerated in the popular struggles against gold mining and also against hydroelectric projects in the Sierra Norte of the …