User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Resource Conflicts
Last updated: Apr 14 2019 06:17 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Zamfara: Are banditry killings in Nigeria getting worse? 14.4.2019 BBC: World
Has the northern state of Zamfara seen an upsurge in violence this year?
Interior secretary nominee David Bernhardt’s ethics problems aren’t going away 11.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump’s pick to the lead the Interior Department heads for a confirmation vote as early as Thursday, with his career as a lobbyist raising ethical and legal concerns and doubts about his independence from the energy and water industry groups he long represented.

Acting Secretary David...

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Interior Nominee’s Swampy Industry Ties Take Center Stage at Confirmation Hearing 29.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. David Bernhardt, the nominee to serve as the next secretary of the Interior Department, was questioned about his ties to industry and accused of meddling with agency science during a confirmation hearing on Thursday, but managed to walk away from the […]
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Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil: Vale mine chief resigns 3.3.2019 BBC: Business
The head of the Vale mining giant is replaced amid an inquiry into the dam break that killed 186.
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World Wildlife Day 2019: 15 Biggest Threats to Oceans 3.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and make up more than 99 percent of the planet’s livable habitat.
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Liberia illicit gold mine collapse: Five bodies found 13.2.2019 BBC: World
The bodies of five people are recovered, but dozens remain missing since Saturday, an official says.
Vale: The pride of Brazil becomes its most hated company 30.1.2019 BBC: Business
Can the country's mining giant Vale recover after its second major disaster in four years?
Anti-fracking activists sue Colorado over “forced pooling,” promise more challenges 24.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The latest salvo in the battle over oil and gas drilling in Colorado was fired Wednesday, with a group of Broomfield mineral owners filing a lawsuit in federal court that challenges a pillar of state mining law.
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Energy Interests Could Destroy Wyoming Wildlife 19.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and Ensia, a solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our changing planet. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Wyoming is sprawling and sparsely populated, home to some of the most awe-inspiring, intact lands and ecosystems in North America. Tourists from all over the world flock to Yellowstone and Grand […]
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Afghanistan gold mine collapse in Badakhshan kills 30 6.1.2019 BBC: World
The makeshift mine collapsed trapping villages seeking gold in north-eastern Badakhshan province.
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Afghanistan: How does the Taliban make money? 22.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
The Taliban maintains a sophisticated financial network and taxation system to generate income.
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South Africa: Taking on a mining giant and winning 4.12.2018 BBC: World
After a decade-long battle, a small South African community stopped its land being turned into a titanium mine.
Justice Official Asks to Reopen Bankruptcy Case Advised by McKinsey & Co. 1.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Justice Department unit that oversees the nation’s bankruptcy system wants to reopen a 2015 case so it can investigate whether conflicts of interest at McKinsey & Co. tainted its work as an adviser to Alpha Natural Resources, a coal mining giant.
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Five dead in Indonesian illegal gold mine accident 4.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Many Indonesians who live on or near mine sites believe they have a right to mine the land for minerals.
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China is fueling a new 'resource curse’ - and riots around the world 25.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Pollution and other consequences of resource extraction have sparked conflict in more than 50 developing countries.
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An ugly truth behind 'ethical consumerism' 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
An ugly truth behind 'ethical consumerism'
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Here’s how we can use blockchain to beat inequality 30.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Here’s how we can use blockchain to beat inequality
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The Energy 202: Trump nominates USGS head. It took him more than a year. 29.1.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump nominates USGS head. It took him more than a year.
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Front Range growth boom may tap defunct Colorado mountain gold mines — to get more water for people 19.1.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The hunt for more water to sustain the Colorado Front Range development boom has driven metro Denver suppliers to try to tap a new source: defunct mountain gold mines.
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The Energy 202: Trump administration is trying to sell natural gas to African countries president disparaged 17.1.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump administration is trying to sell natural gas to African countries president disparaged
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