Irrael Aguilar (left) is one of the indigenous Zenú leaders who lives under severe threats for his involvement in environmental struggles. He is accompanied by fellow leader Juan Urango.

‘We are slowly being killed by this mine’

The British-Australian mine of Cerro Matoso has been linked to birth defects, pollution, poverty and paramilitary pay-offs. Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik investigates.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016
Moving mountains: in March, trucks began clearing nine months' worth of accumulated rubbish.

Government garbage U-turn in Lebanon

The sanitation crisis is over, but the government faces further challenges, writes Habib Battah.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Gaza, February 2007.

Universalizing environmental and human rights

As UN special rapporteur on the right to a healthy environment presents his report today, Doug Weir explains why this is especially important in armed conflict.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

21st century COP out

A brief illustrated history of the climate negotiations by cartoonist Kate Evans.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015

In final hours thoughts turn to look at what 'winning' looks like in Paris

As rich countries declare ‘ambition’ while racing to weaken the text, some climate justice campaigners are turning their backs on the COP21 negotiations and looking elsewhere for hope, reports Morgan Curtis.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
Two good days when crimes against nature were exposed

Two good days when crimes against nature were exposed

An extraordinary gathering of frontline communities in Paris has been presenting evidence of crimes against nature. Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey reports.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
Latest agreement at Paris climate talks ‘nowhere close to good enough’

Latest agreement at Paris climate talks ‘nowhere close to good enough’

Yet another draft Paris agreement was released Wednesday, and was immediately renounced by civil society, Adam Greenberg reports.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
Visit our #NICOP21 alternative media Paris hub

Will Paris promises lead to catastrophic warming?

The ‘high ambition coalition’ is really about undermining developing world groups, argues Nick Dearden.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
COP21 and the carbon market menace

COP21 and the carbon market menace

There is a diplomatic silence over carbon trading at COP21, but a Paris climate agreement could offer a lifeline to carbon ‘offsetting’ schemes, while new rules could help build a global carbon market, writes Oscar Reyes.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
China in their hands: hundreds in Yunnan province protest against a refinery.

China's climate transition

Is the world's most populous country a climate villain or an environmental leader? Sam Geall investigates.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015

Coal? No thanks

In China large protests are taking place against coal pollution, writes Dinah Gardner

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
Warning: drink at your peril! Tap water drawn from aquifers that have been contaminated by fracking is so full of toxic chemicals that it can be set alight.

Fracking the world

Hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ – Big Oil’s newest way to extract natural gas from an exhausted planet – comes with a terrible environmental price tag. Joyce Nelson digs deeper.

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NI 442 - Climate change denial - May, 2011
Aamjiwnaang activist and ‘toxic tour’ guide Ron Plain (right). The Chippewa community’s cemetery flanked by petro-chemical plants (centre). A warning sign (left) beside a pond on the native reserve – the land is laced with poisons from decades of pollution and spills.

This toxic life

They’re in our homes and our workplace, in the air we breathe and in the food we eat. Wayne Ellwood argues that toxic chemicals are changing the nature of nature.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008
Message in a bottle

Message in a bottle

It’s a fashion statement and an environmental nightmare. Zoe Cormier examines one of the most successful marketing ploys ever – bottled water.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008

Abandon the toxic treadmill!

Things you can do to avoid toxic plastics. PLUS the Action / Campaign directory.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008
Plastic plants

Plastic plants

As oil supplies dwindle, the plastic industry is pinning its hopes on biomass. Not a great idea, reasons Jim Thomas.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008
Plastic bits mixed with beach sand (top); ‘plastic soup’ (bottom) dredged from the Pacific.

Sea of garbage

The good ship Alguita sails an ocean choked with plastic. Blog by Anna Cummins.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008

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Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Mental health May, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Climate change denial May, 2011
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
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