User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
Last updated: Sep 13 2014 07:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Race to protect Australia's rock art: 'I dont know if we need to do an ice bucket challenge or what' 13.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Half the countrys rock paintings some dating back 30,000 years could disappear within 50 years, experts warn. Oliver Milman meets the Indigenous rangers and researchers working to protect delicate sandstone from the triple threat of mining, graffiti and feral animals

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Girringun: the trailblazing Indigenous corporation caring for 1.2m hectares of north Queensland 12.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The mammoth task of protecting a huge area of land and sea, as well as fighting to keep local languages and traditions alive, is all in a days work for Girringuns extraordinary rangers

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Police, officials meet with widows of slain Peruvian foes of illegal logging 10.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Tribes to ask EPA to step in on clean-water rule 7.9.2014 Seattle Times: Local
The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission has told Gov. Jay Inslee it plans to ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to come up with new water-quality rules for the state.
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Mining threatens to eat up northern Europes last wilderness 3.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Vast network of rivers, lakes and mountains in Finland, Sweden and Norway at risk from being exploited for rare earth and other minerals

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Indigenous title claim settlement one of the most complex in SA history 2.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

States acting attorney general says the Kokatha case has created certainty around tenure and land access issues

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Indigenous title claim settled in South Australia after 18 years in court 1.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Kokatha people to receive compensation for an extensive area of SAs north-west pastoral district

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CSIRO cuts to Northern Territory Indigenous research 'concerning' 1.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Senior scientist points to damage to agencys ability to monitor northern Australian environment

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Rockies road trip: driving Colorado in the summer 31.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Colorado is best-known for skiing, but its dramatic mountain landscapes are amazing in summer, too, and perfect for a road trip, says Becky Barnicoat For much of the year, Colorado lies buried under snow. Rich people glide across it on skis and 4X4s, between resorts at Aspen, Crested Butte and Breckenridge. But when the snow melts, Colorados perilous mountain passes, plains and canyons make the perfect setting for a road trip that takes in the best of the American landscape. Colorado is tucked right up in the middle of North America, between the cool mountains of Wyoming and sun-baked desert of New Mexico think Brokeback Mountain meets Breaking Bad. My partner and I had only ever visited American cities, and had romantic notions of driving off into the wilderness. In Colorado, we could get a taste of these two extremes of America with one week of leisurely ...
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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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