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Orissa bulldozer regime

In a State where more than two-thirds of rural families live below the poverty line and other social indicators are as dismal, the process of industrialisation that began at the turn of the century ought to have been a cause for optimism. But, of late, people have been fighting tooth and nail (...)

The Oil Rush to Hell

Yes, the oil spewing up from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico in staggering quantities could prove one of the great ecological disasters of human history. Think of it, though, as just the prelude to the Age of Tough Oil, a time of ever increasing reliance on problematic, hard-to-reach energy (...)

, by Yale Environment 360

Eyeing the Difficult Path To a Sustainable Future

Environmentalist David Orr says the easy part of helping the United States live within its ecological limits may be passing laws, such as one that puts a price on carbon. The hard part, he maintains in an interview with Yale Environment 360, is changing a culture of consumption that causes (...)

, by Down to earth

New gold rush - Solar energy in India

India is on a mission. To drastically ramp up its solar power production to 22,000 MW by 2022. From steel makers and automobile manufacturers to diamond merchants and realtors everyone sees the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission as their chance to strike gold. But it is not so easy. The (...)

South African Mining Companies in Southern Africa

Southern Africa Resource Watch

South African companies are increasingly looking for investment opportunities in the wider SADC region in a bid to benefit from favourable international markets for minerals, in competition with western and Asian companies. These investments have social and environmental impacts on people (...)

, by Frontline

Hazardous Waste: Importing trouble

Lack of mechanisms to monitor the import of hazardous waste and the unchecked waste industry are making India a dump yard. The recent radiological accident in New Delhi’s Mayapuri scrap metal market has raised many questions about the level of monitoring of hazardous waste in India. That India (...)

, by CSE

Resource war: India after 2020

If the developing world today is the locus of climate change mitigation, including reductions in emissions, then there surely must exist a picture of how Indian industry does and will perform. Analysing the 6 energy- and emissions-intensive sectors of Indian industry, Chandra Bhushan finds that (...)

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Sardar Sarovar Project ‘The struggle cannot be over’

MEDHA PATKAR, the 56-year-old leader of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), is fighting what she calls the “final battle”. After close to three decades of protests against the damming of the Narmada river, she is battling against the Gujarat government’s attempt to raise the height of the Sardar (...)

, by India together

Millet Revolution. Winning the battle against hunger, silently

Revival of millet cultivation in Medak of Andhra shows how a variety of millets can fight hunger even during drought, keep farmers debt-free, and provide the much-needed nutrition without using pesticides. The seeds of this silent revolution were sown 16 years ago by 32 women farmers who formed (...)

, by IPS

Peru: Oil pipeline and uncontacted tribes

By Milagros Salazar

A 200-km oil pipeline that Franco-British oil group Perenco aims to build in the heart of Peru’s Amazon jungle region is at the centre of a controversy because of the reported existence of uncontacted native groups in the area.
In early 2008, Perenco acquired the exploration and production (...)

, by IPS

CLIMATE CHANGE: Native Peoples Reject Market Mechanisms

By Daniel Zueras

Solutions to global warming based on the logic of the market are a threat to the rights and way of life of indigenous peoples, the Latin American Indigenous Forum on Climate Change concluded this week in Costa Rica.
Solutions to global warming based on the logic of the market are a threat to (...)

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How We Can Stave Off the Triple Threat of Climate, Water and Food Crises

There is growing recognition that water is the "key medium through which climate change impacts will be felt." Climate impacts on water will directly affect agriculture. And, of course, agricultural practices can both impact and mitigate climate change. Yet, all three—climate, agriculture and (...)

, by IPS

Crunch Time for Ecuador’s Biological Treasure Trove

These are decisive days for the Yasuní National Park, one of the world’s most biodiverse areas, because of the danger that its wealth of underground oil poses to this unique and fragile ecosystem in Ecuador’s Amazon jungle region.
Final efforts are under way on a text agreeing to a trust fund of (...)

, by Foreign Policy in Focus

The New Anti-Nuclear Movement

There is a lot of news about nuclearism these days. But to cut through the verbiage of treaties and agreements and summits, and move people from fear to action, we need to focus on three concepts. The United States is the biggest problem when it comes to nuclear weapons. We need a new treaty to (...)

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The Political Economy of Earthquakes

The survivors of the devastating earthquakes in Haiti and Chile are still scrambling to deal with the damage. Here, however, pundits are still scrambling to explain the dramatic difference in impact. Haiti’s quake on January 12 came in at 7.0 on the Richter scale, leveled the capital city, and (...)

, by Common Dreams

We Cannot ’Techno-Fix’ Our Way to a Sustainable Future

This week, California will host the Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies. The conference follows hearings last week in the US House of Representatives and a report from the UK Committee on Science and Technology, as well as a recent report from the Government (...)

Upsetting the offset. The Political Economy of Carbon Markets

Steffen Böhm & Siddhartha Dabhi (eds), Mayfly Books, 2009

Upsetting the Offset engages critically with the political economy of carbon markets. It presents a range of case studies and critiques from around the world, showing how the scam of carbon markets affects the lives of communities. But the book doesn’t stop there. It also presents a number of (...)