Balok Sea Turns Red from Bauxite Mining

Balok Sea Turns Red from Bauxite Mining

  • Written on: 06 January 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

Video uploaded by New Strait Times on 29/12/2015. The rampant and unregulated mining of bauxite in Malaysia, which has been widely criticized by groups such as WWF, can be seen here having visibly polluted the Balok Sea. The government has just imposed a 3-month ban on bauxite mining, but this...

Gold For Green Forests

Gold For Green Forests

Originally published on Oximity by Forest Peoples Programme 9/07/15.   The large-scale hunt for gold not only destroys rainforest in Guyana, it also threatens a deal for billions in funds from Norway [This article first appeared in Norway’s Bergens Tidende magazine on 3rd May 2015. It is translated and reproduced...

Villagers oppose laterite mining on Koraput hill

Villagers oppose laterite mining on Koraput hill

Originally published on Times of India To intensify their fight against mining at Danga Deulo hill in Koraput district by Vedanta Aluminium Limited (Sesa Sterlite Group), people of 10 villages have formed the Malimunda-Kanhai Hill Surakhya Samiti (MKHSS). Danga Deulo lies between Malimunda and Kanhai hills. “If required we may...

The God of the Mountain: Vedanta’s Assault on Niyamgiri

The God of the Mountain: Vedanta’s Assault on Niyamgiri

Odisha, in Eastern India, is an ecologically rich and diverse landscape. Adivasis (‘original dwellers’) constitute around twenty percent of the population in Odisha but almost half of those displaced by development projects. With foreign companies eager to exploit the vast mineral reserves hidden beneath the soil, in 2009, of fifteen...