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Civil liberties of indigenous people illegally suppressed at Standing Rock

Civil liberties of indigenous people illegally suppressed at Standing Rock

The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at the Sioux Standing Rock reservation shows incredible unity against the exploitation of indigenous lands. For a long time, it looked like a foregone conclusion that the oil pipeline would be built clo

Friday, 15:09 in Environment
 
French taxpayers face huge nuclear bill as EDF financial crisis deepens

French taxpayers face huge nuclear bill as EDF financial crisis deepens

The liabilities of Électricité de France (EDF) - the biggest electricity supplier in Europe, with 39 million customers - are increasing so fast that they will soon exceed its assets, according a report by an independent equity research company, Bankruptc

Thursday, 15:48 in Environment
 
The Big Shift: Why the banks need to stop investing OUR money in fossil fuels

The Big Shift: Why the banks need to stop investing OUR money in fossil fuels

One of the under-reported outcomes from the recent COP 22 climate summit in Morocco in November was how the developing world is leading the way in the promotion of renewable energy. Despite not having the historical responsibility of industrialised natio

Wednesday, 11:51 in Environment
 
Badger cull free TB eradication in Wales and Northern Ireland? The science demands it!

Badger cull free TB eradication in Wales and Northern Ireland? The science demands it!

Oh dear - the British Veterinary Association is at it again - trying to support killing wildlife instead of science. They may - officially - reject free shooting. But they still think badgers should die because of bovine TB in cattle. The BVA, in the per

Tuesday, 11:56 in Environment
 
Post-Brexit dreams of empire: arms, free trade and corporate conquest

Post-Brexit dreams of empire: arms, free trade and corporate conquest

Since the EU referendum on 23rd June, many people have theorised on what the consequences for British foreign policy might be. Some have stressed the dangers, others the opportunities. Nearly six months on, a picture is gradually emerging of what kind of

Monday, 17:17 in Environment
 
New hydroelectric power projects threaten The Valbona Valley in Albania

New hydroelectric power projects threaten The Valbona Valley in Albania

Albanian campaign groups are urgently calling for support to protect a pristine area of the country under threat from three hydroelectric power projects. The Valbona Valley in northern Albania faces destruction from the planned works, despite being withi

2 December 2016 in Environment
 
Iraq's oil inferno - government inaction in the face of eco-terrorism

Iraq's oil inferno - government inaction in the face of eco-terrorism

Oil facilities have been targeted during conflicts since the start of mechanised warfare. It is a practice that can have serious consequences for the environment and human health. Oil fires started by Islamic State in northern Iraq have now been burning

1 December 2016 in Environment
 
Australian Green's ready to challenge old advocates over climate change

Australian Green's ready to challenge old advocates over climate change

Australia has always been seen as the apprentice in trilateral agreements between the USA and UK.  With drastic changes in the political landscape, for the Greens, now is the time to renegotiate Australia's geopolitical position and put the environment a

30 November 2016 in Environment
 
Czechs angry at severe water loss caused by Polish mining

Czechs angry at severe water loss caused by Polish mining

The tiny village of Upper Vitkov, located in a valley right next to the border with Poland, in the Czech Liberec region, is home to around 100 people living in picturesque homes surrounded by forest. On first sight, life in Vitkov seems idyllic. But righ

28 November 2016 in Environment
 


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