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Third European Forum against unnecessary imposed mega projects: strengthening the bonds, strengthening the struggle

by Alfred Burballa Nòria. The European movement against unnecessary imposed mega projects or in French Grands Projets Inutiles Imposés (GPII) met for the third consecutive year from the 25th to the 29th of July in Stuttgart, …

Eldorado Gold delays troubled gold mining project in Greece

EJOLT has already reported on problems with gold mining in Greece in general (here and here) and more recently specifically on the rising conflict in Halkidiki (here and here). We received …

MEPs putting the brakes on fracking in Europe

By Geraldine Ring from Fracking Free Ireland (Brussels) The European Parliament’s Environment Committee took on board concerns from their constituents on July 11 by voting in favour of an amendment to the …

Human appropriation of biomass energy doubled in the 20th century

By Nick Meynen. How do we measure the scale of human activities compared to natural processes? As we evolved from a world almost empty of humans to a full world, that …

The contradictions in the mining firm Antofagasta

London is the world’s biggest centre for investment in the minerals industry. Investment banks, pension funds, hedge funds and insurance companies use London stock exchanges to invest in dubious mining …

Fracking: activists occupy Chevron in Poland

Peasants from local communities are occupying a piece of land to prevent the installation of Chevron for the exploration and exploitation of shale gas in the region of Zurawlow, Poland. The Polish shale-gas reserves used to be the most …

Ecological Economics from the Ground Up

‘This book represents one serious effort by an international group of researchers, under the direction of one of the finest ecological economists of our time – Professor Joan Martínez-Alier, to …

European support for the first network of research and training in political ecology

A group of eleven organisations, coordinated by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), will train 18 researchers in Political Ecology over the …

Cruelty and Impunity in the Amazon

By Felipe Milanez, from Maraba.  Last Thursday, another chapter in the history of violence and impunity in the Amazon was written in Brazil. In a trial to determine the guilt of …

International seminar on environmental justice and water justice

EJOLT is the co-sponsor of an international seminar on environmental justice and water justice in Colombia, October 2013. Here is the call for papers: Objective To analyse, within the conceptual framework of …

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