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Designed to fail … and the solutions

By Nick Meynen. While violent conflicts over rare metals used in our phones and laptops continue and e-waste keeps piling up, engineers break their heads over new ways to ensure that …

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Walls and the Tiger

By Sushma Kallam and Nick Meynen When a traditional rural community in Southeast India is shattered by so-called “development”, pushing farmers to suicide, all hope seems lost. But determined to save …

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End Ecocide on Earth

By Nick Meynen. Around 100 scientists, lawmakers, jurists and activists gathered in Brussels on 13 October 2014 for an End Ecocide on Earth conference. Eco-cide derives from the Greek “oikos” …

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The Ecuador vs Chevron lawsuit goes to a climax in Canada

UPDATE on 17 October 2014: The CBA drops plans to intervene at the Supreme court! POSTED on 9 October 2014: EJOLT has learned that the Canadian Bar Association plans to …

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The Global Frackdown day 2014

The Global Frackdown is an international day of action initiated by Food & Water Watch to ban fracking —a risky technique that uses millions of gallons of water, sand and …

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Cementing conflict in Guatemala

On the night starting on the 19th of September 2014, at least 15 armed employees of the company Cementos Progreso fired on people from the El Pajoques community in San …

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Business & human rights in Africa: lots of talk, but little action

Only 9% of companies active in Africa say they will change behavior after being confronted with environmental and human rights violations. That’s one conclusion from the report on business and …

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Behind the veil of the Islamic State is a war for water

By Nick Meynen and Leah Temper. A little known fact of the war in Syria is that it started at the end of the worst drought in Syrian history, a biblical …

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The growing debate on degrowth

By Nick Meynen. Why are a record 3000 thinkers gathering from 2 to 6 September in the German city Leipzig to discuss how we can get our economy to degrow? One …

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Ecosystem services as if humans mattered

Power, labour and environmental justice conflicts in the ecosystem service provision. By Joachim Spangenberg. The concept of ecosystem services (ESS) has become almost mainstream in academic and political statements (although …

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