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Colombian environmental protestors 'see off' one of the world's biggest gold mining companies

Colombian environmental protestors 'see off' one of the world's biggest gold mining companies

When a bunch of residents in a small town of Tolima, Colombia decided to take a vote on whether they wanted a mega gold mining project in their backyard, it did not mean much - at first - to the AngloGold Ashanti (AGA), a multinational company famous for

yesterday, 09:55 in Environment
 
Conservation Exclusive: People's Trust for Endangered Species complete a secret and successful hazel dormice release into the wild

Conservation Exclusive: People's Trust for Endangered Species complete a secret and successful hazel...

A top secret woodland location on the outskirts of Royal Leamington Spa became the brand new home for some charming yet endangered inhabitants. The hazel dormouse - now extinct in 17 English counties - was reintroduced to Warwickshire on Tuesday (June 20

Wednesday, 15:09 in Environment
 
Ecologist Special Report: Community Farm takes local council to High Court this Solstice

Ecologist Special Report: Community Farm takes local council to High Court this Solstice

Popular Sussex community farm, The Crossing, is in last chance saloon this Solstice when it goes before the High Court for a Judicial Review after local Wealden council declined to determine a second planning application for the community food growing sc

Wednesday, 08:25 in Environment
 
Conference Seeks Security for Embattled Environmental Activists

Conference Seeks Security for Embattled Environmental Activists

There is one surefire way to keep your life as an activist: give up. Those who don't, often pay the price - persistence kills in the high stakes world of environmental defense. And more often than not, those at the frontlines protecting our forests, wate

Tuesday, 10:28 in Environment
 
Ecologist Special Report: EU must back up its words with action on deforestation

Ecologist Special Report: EU must back up its words with action on deforestation

Forests are essential for life on Earth. They provide shelter and a livelihood for hundreds of millions of people, are home to a vast diversity of plants, animals and insects, and help us avoid the worst effects of climate change by absorbing and storing

Monday, 13:29 in Environment
 
How the South Australians who dumped a nuclear dump may soon have another fight on their hands

How the South Australians who dumped a nuclear dump may soon have another fight on their hands

Last November, two-thirds of the 350 members of a South Australian-government initiated Citizens' Jury rejected "under any circumstances" the plan to import vast amounts of high-level nuclear waste from around the world as a money-making...

15 June 2017 in Environment
 
Ecologist Special Report: Environmental Activist Illegally Detained in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Ecologist Special Report: Environmental Activist Illegally Detained in Baja California Sur, Mexico

On the morning of Friday, May 19th 2017, John Moreno, a lawyer and environmental activist, was arrested in Todos Santos, a small town at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Three agents in civilian clothes detained the 36-year-old fat

14 June 2017 in Environment
 
Open letter to party leaders on climate change and the UK economy

Open letter to party leaders on climate change and the UK economy

In the wake of the inconclusive general election result and bearing in mindthe forthcoming Brexit negotiations, we are writing to leaders of UKparliamentary parties to urge you to unite around a common cause - tackling climate change - as a way of helpin

13 June 2017 in Environment
 
Australian Government and UNESCO are Oceans Apart on Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef

Australian Government and UNESCO are Oceans Apart on Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef

UNESCO is expecting the Australian governments to meet both the intermediate and long-term targets of the 2050 Reef Plan which are essentially targets relating to overall resilience, particularly with regard to water quality. In fact both Australian and

12 June 2017 in Environment
 
The Nuclear Industry Is In Financial Meltdown

The Nuclear Industry Is In Financial Meltdown

The UK political situation on nuclear power is pretty uninspiring, apart from the Greens. Few political supporters of nuclear power appear to be aware that nuclear power is in free-fall around the world - especially in Western Europe and in the US, where

9 June 2017 in Environment
 


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