Ecocide

The Most Beautiful Place in the World: IMHO - Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. This amazing light lasted for only a couple of minutes at sunrise. The rest of the day was cloudy and overcast. Photo: © Peter Essick.

Our beautiful, fragile world

Edgar Vaid
| 26th June 2014
There is much merit in the cliché that 'a picture is worth a thousand words', writes Edgar Vaid, but 'Our Beautiful, Fragile World' suggests that great photography complemented by explanatory text is worth even more ...

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The Mirador mine in the Ecuadorian Amazon would be comparable in scale to the Kennecott open pit copper mine in Utah.

Ecuador - upholding the Rights of Nature

David Dene
| 29th April 2014
Deep in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, a gigantic open pit copper and gold mine is planned in the heart of the Shuar peoples' territory. David Dene tells the story of a growing international campaign to uphold and defend the 'Rights of Nature', in Ecuador and beyond.

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Earl Ray Tomblin, Democrat Governor of West Virginia - dedicated servant of Big Coal. Photo: iwasaround via Flickr.com.

One State, under Coal

Jeffrey St. Clair
| 15th March 2014
When Mike Roselle tried to give his State Governor a sample of Mountain Top Removal dust for analysis, he was not expecting to be arrested at gunpoint and banged in jail for a week on suicide watch - all without charge.

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Flying the 'Morning Star' flag of West Papua. Photo: A K Rockefeller via Flickr.com.

West Papua's 'Act of Free Choice' - 45 years on

Free West Papua Campaign
| 7th March 2014
As global media focus on Crimea's forthcoming referendum on whether to join Russia, we remember another 'Act of Free Choice' in West Papua in 1969 - which set off 45 years of military occupation, theft, repression and murder.

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Water permit hearing poster for uranium mining in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Photo: via White Plume.

Protect our sacred water!

Ben Whitford
| 3rd March 2014
The curse of Uranium has fallen once again on the Black Hills of South Dakota, ancestral home to the Lakota Indians - now fighting a massive mining project that threatens land, rivers and groundwater. But this time, writes Ben Whitford, the Lakota are not alone ...

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Shell gas flare by Oloibiri in the Niger Delta. Photo: Rhys Thom via Flickr.com.

Fighting ecocide in Nigeria

Senator Dr Bukola Saraki
| 5th February 2014
Ecocide is a global problem, writes Bukola Saraki, and laws are desperately needed to hold companies to account for the damage they cause. Nigeria - long despoiled with impunity by the oil industry - is just the place to start.

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Ecocide: Ajka, Hungary, October 2010. 'Red sludge' alumina plant accident. Photo: Ministry of Public Administration and Justice / Wikimedia Commons.

Outlaw ecocide!

Joselyn Morton
| 16th January 2014
End Ecocide has just days left in which to gather 1 million signatures from across Europe. Joselyn Morton urges all Ecologists to sign - and force the European Commission to progress the initiative.

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Sunset over rolling hills

Environmental Justice

Jason Lowther
| 14th August 2012
Studies have shown that while there is a greater awareness of the seriousness of environmental damage in society, this shift is not obvious in environmental sentencing. Jason Lowther reports

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The environmental impact of drugs

Nick Kettles
| 19th May 2009
How much rainforest does it take for one celebrity to snort another one under the table? Nick Kettles investigates the devastating environmental impact of cocaine use.

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