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

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

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

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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Italian climate policy: doubling fossil fuel extraction

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

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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Laudato si and the Ecological Debt

By Joan Martinez Alier. The long awaited ecological encyclical, recently released by Pope Francis, gives a welcome boost to many issues that EJOLT has been working on. Yes, the Pope …

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Alarming situation around a landfill in Montenegro

By Jeta Beqiraj. After two years of clashes of residents from the municipality of Plav (Montenegro) against the waste collection in an open landfill on the historic Jerina Hill site, things …

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Rosewood trafficing in Madagascar and the criminalization of an activist

Six months in prison. That’s the sentence received by environmental activist Armand Marozafy for defamation against two local tour operators accused of rosewood trafficking. Armand is assistant coordinator of Lampogno …

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Cutting the illegal cutters. Deforestation in Romania

Around 78% of the remaining pristine forests existing in Europe are in Romania, home to more large mammals than all other European states combined, excluding Russia. This might change fast. …

Madagascar fisheries ravaged by foreign plunder

  by Wonder Chinhur. Source: (AP/Binsar Bakkara) Ten years ago he and his two brothers would harvest 60 kilograms of sardines every week, earning US$370 during good times. …

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