Environment & Energy

Everything on climate, nature, agriculture and energy.

A new wave of environmental protest rocks China

by James Smart on April 18, 2014

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As recent protests against the construction of a PX refinery in Maoming attest, environmental issues are of greater concern than ever for the Chinese.

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Change must come soon for Western Sahara youth

by Jen Wilton on December 17, 2013

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Sahrawi youths, having been denied a homeland by Morocco for years, are getting increasingly frustrated in their refugee camps in the Algerian Sahara.

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Post image for Hope and anger fuel protest against Istanbul’s third bridge

In the wake of the Gezi Park protests earlier this year, a new movement is now underway against the construction of a third bridge over the Bosphorus.

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Anti-oil activists in Ecuador: we stand up for Yasuni!

by Daniel Almeida on September 22, 2013

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The world’s most biodiverse area risks being exploited for its oil by the “revolutionary” government of Rafael Correa. But he faces strong resistance.

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One week of protests: what’s going on in Romania?

by Grecu Cristian-Dan on September 10, 2013

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For over a week now, the people of Romania have been out in the streets to protest against the construction of an open-pit gold mine and gas fracking.

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Halkidiki: where neither numbers nor people thrive

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on March 13, 2013

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“Come and invest in Greece! Don’t worry about those rebellious local communities; we will safeguard your investments, all in the name of development!”

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Post image for A continuation of 500 years of indigenous resistance

This beautiful short film provides a portrait of Canada’s Idle No More movement, which marks the continuation of 500 years of indigenous resistance.

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Idle No More: the rise of an indigenous movement

by Nozomi Hayase on January 5, 2013

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Can you hear that sound deep beneath the malls and streets? It is the voice of our ancestors reminding us that we have the power to heal this planet.

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The EU Emissions Trading Scheme not only provides a multi-billion euro subsidy to polluting industries, but will actually increase total emissions.

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Post image for A water manifesto: impressions from the AWWF in Marseille

The Alternative World Water Forum stands on the very verge of a global struggle for a paradigm-shift beyond the commodification of the commons.

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