environmental degradation
2019 was the bloodiest year for environmental and land rights activists, says report

Over 212 “land defenders” were killed in the year 2019, says a report by Global Witness, with Colombia and the Philippines accounting for half of those

Greek Protests Greeks protest proposed wind farms in the Agrafa mountains

Despite the Agrafa mountains being home to several places of historical and environmental importance, the Greek government has planned to open up the region to business interests

Malta environmental groups Environment groups sue planning authority in Malta 

The lawsuit was filed over the Maltese Planning Authority’s failure to withdraw a controversial development brief prepared for the redevelopment of the site of the former Jerma Palace Hotel in Marsascala

Bolsonaro and Modi: a match made in right-wing heaven

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is the guest for India’s Republic Day celebrations. We take a look at his appalling record before and after becoming president of Brazil

Australia mining protests Police attack protesters blockading entrance to mining convention

The attack took place as activists protested the crimes of mining companies at the sixth annual International Mining and Resources Conference and Expo that is currently on in Melbourne

Adani-Australia-Project Despite protests, Adani gets permit for Carmichael mining project in Australia

Senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta discusses this development that has come in the wake of the decade-long lobbying by the Indian business conglomerate.

Chilean police arrest three people protesting work on electricity transmission line

The residents of La Dormida have been protesting for months against the construction of pylons for the Cardones Polpaico project on account of the impact it will have on their day-to-day life, as well as the Campana Pañuelas, one of the important biosphere reserves in the country

Activists rejoice over Keystone XL pipeline verdict, prepare for further battles

A US federal judge halted the construction of the controversial Keystone KL pipeline, pending a comprehensive environmental review. Activists have been protesting for years against the project on account of its threat to the ecological heritage of the area

Environmental pollution by corporations is a political act: Nnimmo Bassey

He also talks about how international financial institutions paved way for the corporations to grab people’s land and resources.

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