Indian police trying to prevent Dongria Kondh ceremony on sacred mountain

By Survival International Security forces are cracking down on the Dongria Kondh tribe as they prepare for a religious festival this weekend at the top of India’s most contentious mountain. Hundreds are determined to attend the Niyamraja ritual in the sacred Niyamgiri Hills, which are at the center of a controversial mining project involving UK … Continue reading Indian police trying to prevent Dongria Kondh ceremony on sacred mountain

Protestors in India vow to stop dam project by any means necessary

By The Times of India NHPC’s 2000-MW Lower Subansiri hydro-electric project is likely to face more resistance in the coming days, with hundreds of anti-dam activists resolving on Thursday to launch a total blockade of all construction materials for the project. The agitators took the pledge in the presence of Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha … Continue reading Protestors in India vow to stop dam project by any means necessary

Alaska Natives and environmentalists working together to fight Shell oil drilling permit

By ICTMN Staff The Alaska Native group REDOIL has joined with eight environmental groups in an effort to stop a drilling ship from drilling in Arctic waters, the Associated Press reports. The drilling ship Noble Discoverer, operating for Shell Oil, was granted an air quality permit by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to drill three … Continue reading Alaska Natives and environmentalists working together to fight Shell oil drilling permit

Monsanto and Dow Chemical trying to bring Agent Orange ingredient back home to American fields

By Richard Schiffman, TruthOut In a match that some would say was made in hell, the nation’s two leading producers of agrochemicals have joined forces in a partnership to reintroduce the use of the herbicide 2,4-D, one half of the infamous defoliant Agent Orange, which was used by American forces to clear jungle during the … Continue reading Monsanto and Dow Chemical trying to bring Agent Orange ingredient back home to American fields

Study: Factory farm antibiotic use responsible for “superbug” transmittable to humans

By David Ferguson / The Raw Story Speculation has long abounded that overuse of antibiotics by factory farmers has been a major contributing factor in the development of so-called “superbugs” like MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Now, according to a report from Mother Jones, there is scientific proof. According to a paper in the American … Continue reading Study: Factory farm antibiotic use responsible for “superbug” transmittable to humans

Oceans becoming increasingly acidic as carbon emissions are absorbed

By Katharine Gammon The oceans have already absorbed about one-third of the 500 billion tons of carbon dioxide that human activity has added to the atmosphere since the industrial revolution. Absorbing carbon dioxide reduces the pH of seawater, indicating an increase in its acidity. While more attention has been focused on the ecological fragility of … Continue reading Oceans becoming increasingly acidic as carbon emissions are absorbed

Strangely like war: Dayak people in Malaysia fighting palm oil companies for survival

The fate of a Dayak community deep in the interior of East Kalimantan demonstrates how Indonesia must safeguard the rights of indigenous people who practise a sustainable lifestyle if it is to meet ambitious targets to reduce emissions from deforestation, alleges an organisation that specialises in investigating environmental crimes. ... Continue reading →

World oil supplies dwindling, and what remains is increasingly toxic

By Dahr Jamail, Al Jazeera Oil touches nearly every single aspect of the lives of those in the industrialised world. Most of our food, clothing, electronics, hygiene products and transportation simply would not exist without this resource. There is a reason why oil giants such as ExxonMobile, BP, Total and Royal Dutch Shell, year in … Continue reading World oil supplies dwindling, and what remains is increasingly toxic

Natural gas rig fire off Niger Delta likely to continue burning for months

By BBC A gas-fuelled fire, with flames as high as 5m, may burn for months in waters off the Niger Delta in south-east Nigeria, Chevron has told the BBC. Two workers died after January’s explosion at the KS Endeavour exploration rig, owned by the US firm. Friends of the Earth says this is the world’s … Continue reading Natural gas rig fire off Niger Delta likely to continue burning for months

Palestinian prisoner protesting detention without charge released after 66 day hunger strike

By AFP Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan has ended his 66-day hunger strike, the longest carried out by any Palestinian prisoner, after Israel agreed to set him free on April 17. Mr Adnan has refused food since December 18, one day after he was detained without charge. He had lost more than 40 per cent of … Continue reading Palestinian prisoner protesting detention without charge released after 66 day hunger strike

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