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Map of most influential environmental justice conflicts in the US

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The 40 most influential environmental justice conflicts in recent American history are now included in our Global Atlas of Environmental Justice. The U.S. cases were compiled by the University of …

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Welcome to the worst tourism project in the world

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“Dear visitor, you are now entering an environmental disaster zone, formerly known as Kazakhstan’s most wonderful Ile-Alatau National Park.” Will that soon be the message NGOs have to paint on …

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A call for solidary with Marco Suástegui

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A call for solidarity has arrived from the state of Guerrero, in the South-West of Mexico. One of the leaders of the farmers’ movement Consejo de Ejidos y Comunidades Opositores …

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The war against environmentalism

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By Joan Martinez Alier. The Hindutva nationalist right-wing prime minister Modi in India is rallying against Environmental Justice Organisations (EJOs) financed by foreign money. High on his list are EJOs from …

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Decoupling 2: A new report by the International Resource Panel

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By Jakob Villioth. Last week the Decoupling Working Group of the International Resource Panel (IRP) has presented its second report on “Decoupling technologies, opportunities and policy options (2014)”. The IRP is …

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Chilean Patagonia saved from Hidroaysén-madness

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By Daniela Del Bene. After 8 years of campaigning under the slogan Patagonia Sin Represas, the Bachelet government in Chile rejected yesterday the Hidroaysén project. The Committee of Ministers, the highest administrative …

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Workers and environmentalists of the world, unite!

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By Stefania Barca. Stefania Barca is a Senior Researcher at the 
Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. She’s of Italian origin and a well-known historian of water appropriation …

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The journey to a new global climate agreement begins now, but which road will the EU take?

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By Maruska Mileta and Jamie Gorman. Today at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, civil society and social movements are calling on the developed countries including the EU to commit …

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Will Brazil turn the country into a factory of genetically modified trees?

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By the World Rainforest Movement. Will the Brazilian government give a permit to plant genetically modified eucalyptus trees on a commercial scale? That’s the breakthrough expected by Suzano, one of the …

Small farmers feed the world, but they’re hungry for land – a new GRAIN report

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It is commonly heard today that small farmers produce most of the world’s food. But how many of us realise that they are doing this with less than a quarter …