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Criminal case against “industrial ecocide” in Sonora, Mexico?

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By Joan Martinez Alier. When the controversial 1.3 billion dollar Tia Maria copper mining project in Arequipa, Peru seemed to go ahead despite a local referendum and resistance from several villages, …

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Playing with fire in Iceland

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By Joan Martinez-Alier and Nick Meynen. When Norwegian farmers sailed to and colonized Iceland 1,100 years ago, they organized politically without kings for several centuries. They founded the oldest parliament in …

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Economic Valuation of Nature: the Price to Pay for Conservation?

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By Jutta Kill. ‘Nature is destroyed because it’s invisible to politicians and business’, advocates of economic valuation say. The implicit assumption: Create a ‘nature that capital can see’ and the loss …

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Power play at a Thermal Power Plant in Mirzapur

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By Debadityo Sinha, Vindhya Bachao. Another 1320 MW thermal power plant is coming up in Mirzapur, in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. The Indian company Welspun’s investment of approx. …

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West Africa: allocating land for food sovereignty or for exports?

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By Sonia Goicoechea. While in the West African region about 35 million people remind undernourished (FAO), dangerous investments in the agricultural sector are threating the environment and further undermining the right …

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Arrest of an environmental justice pioneer in Montenegro

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By Nick Meynen. On Monday 18 August, at 9:30AM, Montenegro police arrested Naim Prelvukaj, coordinator of the Council for the Prevention of landfill in the village Martinaj. Despite using only peaceful …

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Building an economy on quicksand

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By Jakob Villioth. Sand has by now become the most widely consumed natural resource on the planet after fresh water. [1] The annual world consumption of sand is estimated to be …

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Rosewood traffic and criminalization of journalists in Madagascar

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The logging of rosewood is a very sensitive issue in Madagascar. According to Global Witness and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a dozen private operators and three main companies are …

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A treaty to stop corporate crimes and impunity

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EJOLT supports a worldwide campaign to stop corporate crimes and impunity. Godwin Ojo from EJOLT partner ERA participated in a recent meeting from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), …

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Meet the UN Convention that protects environmental whistle-blowers

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By Nick Meynen. Environment Ministers and high level officials from all over Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia came to Maastricht in early July to make a renewed commitment to access …

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