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Illegal arrest and illegitimate mining in Intag Valley (Ecuador)

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By Carlos Zorrilla. On April 10, 2014, the campesino leader Javier Ramirez of Intag Valley (Ecuador) was arrested without an arrest warrant outside of Quito. He was returning from a meeting …


Western consumption: a source of environmental conflicts

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By Alma de Walsche, MO* magazine (translated by Nick Meynen). Mining projects, oil and gas extraction, energy crop plantations and tourist resorts are increasingly encroaching on pristine areas. Here they come …


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 …


Atlas of Environmental Justice in the Press

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By Leah Temper. The Atlas of Environmental Justice has been making waves across the world. Since the launch we have had over 130 press mentions in 21 countries and more than …

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Indigenous populations disproportionately hit in environmental conflicts

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By Joan Martinez Alier. In the EJOLT Atlas,, which is such a success, we can trace whether indigenous populations are involved or not in the one thousand conflicts we have …


EJOLT meets EEA in Copenhagen

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By Nick Meynen. On 26 March, an EJOLT delegation visited the headquarters of the European Environmental Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen to discuss possible avenues for collaboration. We explained our Atlas – …


Yasuni: a new call for help from Ecuador

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UPDATE: a sufficient number of signatures has been collected – a national referendum on Yasuni should follow. An update is here. Urgent call: It’s the 11th hour to Save the Yasuni …


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 …


Paladin lies to Malawi Government on its Kayelekera uranium mine

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By William Nyirenda, Citizens for Justice. It has been over a year now since Paladin started threatening to shut down the Kayelekera Uranium Mine, following a continuous trend of losses. Finally, …


Colombia’s environmental conflicts

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. Thanks to Mario A. Perez’s work on the EJOLT inventory of environmental conflicts supported by his research students at CINARA and the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, …

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