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Gold and silver mining in Cerro Blanco (Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras)

Introduction Situated about 153 kilometres (95 miles) east of Guatemala City, Cerro Blanco is in Asuncion Mita, Jutiapa. Asuncion Mita covers an area of 174 hectares (429 acres) and is 45 …

The Gezi Park Resistance from an Environmental Justice and Social Metabolism Perspective

By Begüm Özkaynak, Cem İskender Aydιn, Pιnar Ertör-Akyazι & Irmak Ertör. Abstract The Gezi Park demonstrations that took place from June 2013 onwards across Turkey generated widespread interest and coverage. The lack …

Reversing the arrow of arrears: The concept of “ecological debt” and its value for environmental justice

By Rikard Warlenius, Gregory Pierce and Vasna Ramasar AbstractThe ecological debt concept emerged in the early 1990s from within social movements driven by rising environmental awareness, emerging Western consciousness of responsibility …

An ecosystem service approach to understand conflicts on river flows: local views on the Ter River (Catalonia)

By Dídac Jordà B. Rodríguez-Labajos Abstract Claims for a global agenda addressing the need to protect environmental flows are increasing. In the context of frequent conflicts related to unsustainable exploitation …

Ecological debt. History, meaning and relevance for environmental justice

EJOLT Report 18: Ecological debt. History, meaning and relevance for environmental justice The report can be downloaded here Abstract The ecological debt concept emerged in the early 1990s from within social movements driven …

A legal guide for communities seeking environmental justice

How can Environmental Justice Organisations (EJOs), local communities or citizens make justice happen? What are the rules, tools and opportunities to fight back against environmental injustice? A legal guide for communities …

A legal guide for communities seeking environmental justice

EJOLT report 17: A legal guide for communities seeking environmental justice The report can be downloaded here. The annex/online library is here. The executive summary is here. Abstract The endless increase of environmental injustice in …

Unveiling uranium and nuclear power myths

[BRUSSELS 19 November 2014] Two new reports expose the various myths used to hide the real impacts of uranium mining and to push for a nuclear renaissance in Europe. An international …

Uranium mining. Unveiling the impacts of the nuclear industry

Using nuclear power requires the mining of uranium: one of the most polluting activities of the nuclear fuel cycle. Yet the impacts of uranium mining on health and environment are …

Expanding Nuclear Power Generation in Eastern Europe

Myth: The nuclear industry claims that nuclear energy is clean, reliable and cheap. Since climate change became an issue of public debate, it is also said to be climate friendly …

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