Saltkrake: Una historia de residuos mineros, en Cartagena, España

Saltkrake – A history of tailings in Cartagena, Spain

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Saltkrake – A history of tailings in Cartagena, Spain

People are being poisoned, especially children In many of the industrial and mining sites visited for this research, most of the pollution has become invisible, limited if not prevented by regulatory monitoring. Residents are sometimes reminded of it by a smell, an unusual plume of smoke from a chimney, coloured...

Three Questionable Spanish Mining Projects

Three Questionable Spanish Mining Projects

By Steven H. Emerman, Ph.D. During the last two weeks of June 2019, I had the opportunity to evaluate three Spanish mining projects, in collaboration with Ecologistas en Acción, Plataforma Touro-O Pino Mina Non, and ContraMINAcción. The three projects were the active Riotinto Mine in Andalucía (southern Spain), the proposed...

The coffee town of Jericó, Colombia defeats the mighty AngloGold Ashanti

The coffee town of Jericó, Colombia defeats the mighty AngloGold Ashanti

Original post: https://www.las2orillas.co/el-caficultor-de-jerico-se-le-enfrenta-la-poderosa-anglogold-ashanti/ The mayor of the municipality of Jericó, Antioquia, Jorge Pérez Hernández fulfilled the decision of the city council and ordered the sealing of the farm ‘La Mancha’ last weekend, where the South African mining company was intending to exploit a mine.  From the moment the City council of...

Basic Guidelines for the Environmental Impact Assessment of Mining Projects: Recommended Terms of Reference (in Spanish)

Source: Aida-Americas For many communities, water is a scare and therefore valuable resource. Access to it is complicated if rivers, lakes, or other sources are polluted or overused. Water quality often suffers when the impacts of mining projects are not adequately evaluated before the mines are authorized. AIDA’s legal expertise is helping to...

Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

Environmental conflicts can turn into solutions- new research

“Protests… express aspirations and may serve as potent forces that can lead to the transformation towards sustainability of our economies, societies and ecologies.” Originally posted by The Ecologist. By Leah Temper, Arnim Scheidel, Daniela Del Bene, Joan Martinez Alier, Federico Demaria. 15/05/18 The environmental movement is for the ‘post-industrial’ age what the workers’ movement...

Press Release: Slow Death in Siberia

Press Release: Slow Death in Siberia

Today YLNM member group Coal Action Network and NGO Fern release a new report – Slow Death in Siberia- which reveals the United Kingdom’s complicity in the coal-mining driven destruction of the Russian Kuzbass region and the indigenous peoples who call the region home. Originally published by Coal Action Network....

Resource Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency

Resource Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency

Via Friends of the Earth Europe.  To revert the current ecological overshoot and build a sustainable society, we have to collectively engage in changing our economic model. New booklet “Sufficiency: moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency” suggests introducing hard limitations to unsustainable trends—in particular to overconsumption—and putting emphasis on distributional...

Alternativas de desarrollo en las regiones mineras de Perú / Alternatives to development in Peru’s ‘mining regions’

Alternativas de desarrollo en las regiones mineras de Perú / Alternatives to development in Peru’s ‘mining regions’

El presente estudio aborda los problemas de las regiones mineras del Perú y analiza el potencial de la agricultura como posible estrategia de diversificación. El estudio se realizó en cooperación con MISEREOR y la red de la sociedad civil RED MUQUI de Perú. Leer aquí This study from the University...

Series: Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

Series: Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

“In a lot of countries women are on the frontline of this resistance and logically so because they are the ones who know by heart and by their Indigenous knowledge how mining, for example, is going to impact on their food… Yet, their contributions are invisible.” – Joan Carling, a...

ResourceContracts.org: a repository of mega-project contracts

ResourceContracts.org is a repository of publicly available contracts on gas, oil and mining. Visit ResourceContracts.org The repository, without being exhaustive, presents in simple language the main social, environmental, human rights, fiscal and operating terms of the companies to facilitate research and comparison between them. ResourceContracts.org promotes a greater reduction of...