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South Africa mining takes a violent turn

By Joan Martinez-Alier. The Xolobeni saga, which dates back at least ten years, involves the proposed open-cast mining of titanium ores from a 22km stretch of ochre-coloured sand dunes south of …

Artvin’s stubborn people will not give up their fight against the destructive gold mine

By Cem Iskender Aydin. Residents of Artvin, a small town in the North-eastern Black Sea region in Turkey continue to resist the opening of a dangerous gold and copper mine in …

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

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 …

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

By Anke Schaffartzik, Andreas Mayer, Nina Eisenmenger and Fridolin Krausmann. Abstract During the second half of the 20th century, mining expanded globally and must be considered one of the dominant forms of …

The Xolobeni Heavy Minerals Sands Project on the Wild Coast, South Africa

Introduction The proposed mining of sand dunes on the Wild Coast of South Africa, located within the Mgungundlovu and Amadiba tribal administrative area, was due to take place in the late …

Castilla Thermal Power Station, Chile

Introduction Copiapo, in the Atacama Region, northern Chile, has approximately 150,000 habitants and a diverse economy where the main economic activity comes from the mining industry, particularly for copper. The second …

Towards environmental justice success in mining resistances

EJOLT Report 14: Towards environmental justice success in mining resistances:  An empirical investigation The report can be downloaded here Abstract This report sets out to provide evidence-based support for successful environmental justice (EJ) …

Global Atlas of Environmental Justice re-launches website tracking ecological conflicts globally

PRESS RELEASE. Brussels, Tuesday 3 March. New platform integrates geo-spatial data to present conflicts in context and expands its coverage The EJOLT project launches today a new phase of the Global Atlas …

Global Atlas of Environmental Justice re-launches website tracking ecological conflicts globally

New platform integrates geo-spatial data to present conflicts in context and expands its coverage The EJOLT project launches today a new phase of the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, an interactive …

New factsheets on mining and nuclear energy

Big news from the resource library section: 16 new factsheets came online! These are well documented cases of environmental justice struggles, fully hyperlinked and in a nice layout. The batch …

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