User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
Last updated: Aug 27 2014 15:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Shell to sell Nigeria oilfields for $5bn 27.8.2014 Financial Times: Energy
The price tag for four Nigerian oilfields owned by a Shell-led consortium has doubled since the end of last year as majors retreat from the country
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Mount Polley mine spill: a hazard of Canada's industry-friendly attitude? 13.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

A dam at a waste pond on the site of a British Columbia mine burst last week, releasing 4.5m cubic meters of potentially toxic slurry into virtually untouched forest

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Welcome to Guatemala: gold mine protester beaten and burnt alive 12.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Indigenous people speak out against the Marlin mine run by Canadian company Goldcorp They took him and poured gasoline all over him. Then they struck a match and lit him. Doña A not her real name, for security reasons was standing up, arms crossed, lightly leaning against a ladder, and speaking in her language, Maya Mam, while a friend, a relation by marriage, translated into Spanish. There were 20 or so Mams in the room mostly women, some children, one elderly man and we were in an adobe-brick house in the highlands of far western Guatemala, not far from the border with Mexico, and just around the corner from an open sky and underground gold- and silver-mine called Marlin. The allegation is patently false. Goldcorp and its subsidiary Montana Exploradora do not condone violence of any kind, against anyone. We respect the right of all individuals to voice their opinions respectfully. Goldcorp and Montana Exploradora have adopted the internationally-recognized standards of Voluntary Principles on ...
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Keystone XL carbon emissions 'would be four times higher than US thought' 11.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Canada-US oil pipeline could wipe out reductions from carbon cuts elsewhere, suggests paper in Nature Climate Change

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Boom and dust: uncertain future for the mining town run by Rio Tinto 11.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

When bauxite mining began in Arnhem Land, an entire town was built for its workers. But now Rio Tinto has closed its refinery on the remote Gove peninsula and Nhulunbuys population will shortly halve. So what next for the town and its services and the Yolngu people who have come to depend on them?

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Campbell Newman is in quicksand over mining on Stradbroke | Richard Carew 10.8.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The Sibelco sand mine could destroy Stradbroke Island as a popular holiday destination, and do serious damage to Campbell Newmans Queensland LNP government North Stradbroke, affectionately known as Straddie by most South-east Queenslanders, is the worlds second largest sand island. Its a popular holiday destination on Brisbanes doorstep, with beautiful surfing beaches and a laid-back feel. Amendments to the 2011 North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act, were passed by the Queensland parliament last November. They are intended to allow mineral sand mining by the Belgian owned concern Sibelco to be extended at the main Enterprise mine in 2019 (the current limit) to 2035. Sibelco stands to benefit by $1.5 billion, according to its own ...
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Repeal of Queensland's Wild Rivers Act is a 'tragedy', Wilderness Society says 6.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Queensland government argues repeal was necessary after federal court decision and new protections would be brought in

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Contemporary photography from Africa prize winners announced 5.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The winners of the Popcap 14 prize for contemporary African photography cover everything from fictional set ups of tribal rituals to the impact of mining on forgotten communities. Another Africa looks at the highlights as the the series prepares to go on the road

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All-Indigenous Q&A from Arnhem Land Twitter review 5.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Panel widely praised for respectful debate delivered without partisan squabbling and incessant interruptions

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Mundine: Indigenous funds squandered by bureaucratic misery industry 4.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

PMs adviser Warren Mundine calls for Indigenous funding audit as our money isnt getting out of Canberra or Perth or Brisbane

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Q&As broadcast from Arnhem Land most expensive in programs history 3.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The ABCs discussion panel will broadcast live from a remote part of the Northern Territory, featuring an all-Aboriginal panel

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Andrew Forrest urges Coalition to back Indigenous welfare reforms 2.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Anyone with a heart would support healthy welfare plans to end disadvantage, mining boss tells Garma festival

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Tony Abbott 'doesn't rule out' expanding income management 1.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

But prime minister stops short of endorsing mining magnate Andrew Forrests far-reaching welfare proposal

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Are There Two Different Versions of Environmentalism, One "White," One "Black"? 31.7.2014 Mother Jones
This story was originally published on Grist . Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death, The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies, We, the people, must redeem The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers The mountains and the endless plain – All, all the stretch of these great green states – And make America again! – Langston Hughes, 1938 I really didn’t want to have to address this. While reading through University of Michigan professor Dorceta Taylor’s latest report , "The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations," and thinking about what I would write about it, I had hoped to focus on the solutions. Those solutions—confronting unconscious and subconscious bias and other subtle forms of discrimination—are the parts I had hoped environmentalists would be eager to unpack. I thought they’d read about the " green ceiling ," where mainstream green NGOs have failed to create a workforce where even two out of 10 of their staffers are people of color, and ask themselves what could they do ...
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Chinese journalist, lawyer win Magsaysay awards 31.7.2014 Hindu: Home
Other awardees were Indonesian anthropologist Saur Marlina Manurung and Filipino teacher Randy Halasan, for serving the indigenous Matigsalug tribe.
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Leaked World Bank lending policies 'environmentally disastrous' 25.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

New 'light touch' rules on bank's $50bn annual lending have been gutted to remove protections, watchdogs claim

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Central America's biggest nickel mine reopens amid violent clashes 24.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Guatemala's Fenix mine, closed for 30 years, faces disputes over land ownership and lawsuits for gang-rape and murder

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Give forests to local people to preserve them 24.7.2014 New Scientist: News
The best way to protect forests, and the carbon they contain that could otherwise cause global warming, is to hand them over to local ...
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Critics say proposed rules on fish consumption insufficient 22.7.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Tribal leaders are skeptical of a proposal by Gov. Jay Inslee to set new water-quality standards.
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EPA blocks huge Alaska mine project with environmental restrictions 19.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Pebble mine decision protects state's largest salmon fishery
Copper and gold mine stood to affect Manhattan-sized area

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