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Global patterns of metal extractivism, 1950–2010: Providing the bones for the industrial society’s skeleton

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By Anke Schaffartzik, Andreas Mayer, Nina Eisenmenger and Fridolin Krausmann. Mining operations have high social and environmental impact potential, and the increasing extraction and use of metals is likely to fuel …

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Mapping hydro schizophrenia and people’s resistance in the Indian Himalaya

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By Daniela Del Bene. Do you remember the dramatic floods in the Western Indian Himalayas back in 2012? We blogged about the Uttarakhand disaster and about the thousands of victims, while …

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Book Review: Ecological Economics from the Ground Up

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Helen Scharber, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Hampshire College, USA As its title intimates, Ecological Economics from the Ground Up starts with case studies of environmental justice activist struggles, mostly from …

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Court Verdict in the Netherlands: Ruling Against Shell Opens Prospects for Impacted Communities

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Press release from ERA/FoE Nigeria. The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed a Dutch appeals court ruling today (Friday December 18, 2015) which affirmed that Shell parent …

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Todd Stern, why don’t you acknowledge the ecological debt?

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. In one of the last days of the COP21 in Paris in December 2015, where the pressure in the streets from the environmental justice movement was lacking, the …

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Could ecocide become the fifth crime against peace in the Rome Statute?

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By Tjitske Lingsma.“The rainforest is our supermarket, our hospital, pharmacy, our school, and it is where we pray,” says Humberto Piaguaje, chief of Ecuador’s Secoya indigenous group, speaking at a …

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The marketing behind poisoning people

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by Diana Aguiar (FASE), Alessandra Cardoso (INESC), and Marcela Vecchione (NAEA/UFPA). In the airport of Belém in the Amazonian state of Pará, Brazil, an advertisement of the French company Imerys states, …

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Why Climate Justice activists are preparing to hack the Paris climate summit

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A new report by the global EJOLT project includes essays from climate justice activists and academics on how they aim to hack, resist and confront inaction and false solutions at …

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Italian climate policy: doubling fossil fuel extraction

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By Camila Rolando Mazzuca.Today’s world energy production mainly derives from non-renewable sources and represents up to 47% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions for the 2000s decade. These emissions reinforce …

Mining, large infrastructure, turism and forced settlement of nomads lead to social distress and self immolations

Chinese growth fueled by environmental destruction in Tibet

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By Daniela Del Bene (ICTA, UAB).“The number of Tibetans setting themselves ablaze is increasing at an alarming rate. […] In addition to several political, social, religious and economic factors, the …

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