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FIRST EJOLT REPORT: Industrial waste conflicts around the world. Case studies from India and Bulgaria: shipbreaking and incineration.

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EJOLT is proud to announce the first in a series of in-depth reports made through a year-long collaboration between activists and scientists from around the world. In this report, we …

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Thyssen-Krup Steel Company tries to silence EJOLT partner with a slapp suit

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Researchers from EJOLT partner Fiocruz are being sued for evaluating impacts caused by ThyssenKrupp Atlantic Steel Company in Santa Cruz, Brazil. Please sign this declaration of support, send an email with your …

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General News

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IPCC misguiding the waste sector, GAIA warns

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The Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives (GAIA) is concerned over claims included in the latest IPCC WG III Report – Summary for Policy Makers, with regard to climate change mitigation …

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93 Countries Sign Treaty to Reduce Mercury Pollution

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By Amanda Blank International negotiations on a legally binding instrument—the Minamata Convention on Mercury—were completed in Geneva in January 2013 and presented for adoption and signature at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries, …

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The “Raging River” unites struggles against waste disposal and Biocide in Campania

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By Salvatore Paolo De Rosa On the 16th of November, thousands of people are expected to join together in the Southern city of Naples, Italy, during one of the biggest demonstrations …

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Death of a Waterfall? Posco’s designs on Khandadhara

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Felix Padel, an expert on mining conflicts in Odisha (India), has written a blog for EJOLT giving more details on the struggles of indigenous communities in East-India against the plans of …

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POSCO’s mine and steelplant in breach of OECD guidelines – CSOs file complaint

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Source: OECD Watch The complaint filed by Lok Shakti Abhiyan and supporting coalitions in S. Korea, Netherlands, and Norway concerns POSCOs failure to seek to prevent human rights abuses and carry …

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EJOLT partner OCMAL: cancel Conga mine project in Peru

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EJOLT partner OCMAL (Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros en América Latina) asks for definitive suspension of the Conga mining project in Cajamarca, Peru. OCMAL is a regional center with a history …

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Opinion

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Environmentalists SLAPPed by Voestalpine in Austria

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By Andreas Mayer. A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal …

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Nayarit communities call for support to scrap destructive water management schemes

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By Daniela Del Bene. Canal Costa de Oro, also known as “Canal Centenario”, is one of the most ambitious and strategic water management projects of the Government of Nayarit, Mexico. It …

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Himalayan dams: goddamned!

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By Nick Meynen and Daniela Del Bene. UPDATE: Wednesday 14 August When top environmental journalist Fred Pearce wrote “Water, the defining crisis of the 21st century” in 2007, water conflict cases in …

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Europe: Eradicate Ecocide

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By Nick Meynen. Last January, 11 citizens launched a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) to call for a law of Ecocide in the EU. Eco-cide derives from the Greek oikos meaning house …

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Why so Fast? High-speed train crash questions our need for speed

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By Leah Temper. Time is money, the argument goes, so the faster the train moves, the faster the economy grows. When deciding on whether to go forward on an infrastructure project, the …

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Some (GMO)food for thought

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As we reported here and here, Genetically Modified Foods (GMO), are not only a possible danger for the humans that eat them – but for all farmers, our ecology, our …

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EU bans bee-killing insecticides (for 2 years)

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By Gabriel Tamariz.  The European Commission just decided to ban 3 insecticides that are thought to be responsible for the alarming decline of insect pollinators in the world. According to the …

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

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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 …

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Late lessons from early warnings: hard facts, soft conclusions

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

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TES6 and its co(a)llateral damage in Slovenia and the EU

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By Lidija Zivcic The economics make no sense, the legality is questionable and it’s an environmental nightmare. Meet one of Europe’s biggest aspiring polluters: the TES6 project in Slovenia. The economics: on …

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