DERRAMES, CONTAMINACIÓN Y SILENCIO DE LOS ORGANISMOS OFICIALES en Jacal, Argentina

LEAKAGES, POLLUTION AND SILENCED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS in Jachal, Argentina

LEAKAGES, POLLUTION AND SILENCED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS in Jachal, Argentina

LEAKAGES, POLLUTION AND SILENCED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS in Jachal, Argentina

On the 13th of September 2015, there was a leakage of cyanide solution to various water bodies in San Juan, Argentina, consequence of mining activities in the area. This has been the biggest mining incident in the story of the country. However, this leakage was not the only one and...

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

The people of Cumaral, Colombia, have voted to reject new oil extraction in their territory with a 97% majority. This victory is the latest in a rising tide of peaceful, democratic actions to protect land, water and life from extractivism. By Mariana Gomez Soto, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. 15th June...

Water is Life: Don’t UnderMine It

Water is Life: Don’t UnderMine It

  • Written on: 22 March 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

This video, by the Gaia Foundation and Ben Pearce, takes you on the journey of water. Firstly, unimpeded, life-enhancing and beneficial to all then, secondly, as its course is disrupted and devastated by mining and pollution. There is a planetary water crisis and the future of both individual and the...

Report: UnderMining the Water Cycle

Report: UnderMining the Water Cycle

This report, produced by the Gaia Foundation, explores the impact of extractive industry, specifically mining on individual stages of the water cycle, as well as their devastating impact on the cycle as a whole. The centre of the the report includes a detailed and informative infographic which annotates the damage...

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...

It’s time to create Annex 0!

It’s time to create Annex 0!

Proposal for COP21, Paris, December 2015 The purpose of this document is to present the commitments and efforts of the peoples, nationalities, and communities against the extraction of oil, gas, or carbon, as a contribution to avoid climate disaster. In addition to these commitments, we present our petition to the...

Communities being stripped of their heritage by mining

Communities being stripped of their heritage by mining

Published by Bench Marks Foundation on 24/09/15   Communities in Sekhukhune in South Africa’s Limpopo Province are not only being stripped of their dignity, but of their heritage too thanks to mining, says Trevor Malope, one of Bench Marks Foundation’s many community monitors. “Our land is an incredibly important part...

Coal Map of Europe

Coal Map of Europe

The interactive Coal Map of Europe gives an overview of the role of coal in our electricity system. It maps different aspects of the coal business, ranging from where the coal plants are located to the health and climate impacts, government involvement and growing resistance from citizens. Learn how much...

What do you know about mining? | CATAPA – Generation Transition

What do you know about mining? | CATAPA – Generation Transition

  • Written on: 18 September 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

What do you know about mining? In this short, educational animation, YLNM Network member CATAPA summarises the negative impacts of mining and shares practical ways for ordinary people to help move the world away from extractivism and towards a circular economy. To find out more about CATAPA’s work to support social movements worldwide, visit...

Study: Tailings Dam Failures On The Rise

Study: Tailings Dam Failures On The Rise

A new study by Earthworks has demonstrated that since 1960 ‘serious’ and ‘very serious’ failures at Tailings Storage Facilities have increased, despite industry claims to the contrary. This means that the impacts of tailings dam failures are becoming increasingly more grievous. In a keynote address at a 2011 tailings conference,...