Matawa First Nations

Touch the earth

As reserves dwindle and demand balloons, resource companies are pushing into more remote regions and onto indigenous land. Jen Wilton tours seven hotspots where native people are demanding the right to decide what happens on their ancestral territory.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
Tar sands development threatens Madagascar’s astonishing limestone forests, like this one in Tsingy de Bemahara National Park.Ben Stansall/Alamy

A tsingular beauty

Kara Moses reports on plans to dig bitumen in Madagascar.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
Commodities and dependency - The Facts

Commodities and dependency - The Facts

The facts and figures of commodities and our dependence on them.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
Demonstrators jostle in the streets of Rangoon, Burma, to protest the expansion of the Chinese-backed Latpadaung copper mine in the country’s northwest province. Thousands of hectares of farmland have been expropriated by the company and hundreds of villagers forced from their homes.Photo: EPA/Alamy

The pitfalls of resource wealth

Natural resource wealth isn't always a blessing. As Wayne Ellwood discovers, sometimes it can be just the opposite.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
Will fracking realign the world?

Will fracking realign the world?

Pundits foresee an altered world order brought on by fracked gas and oil. Dinyar Godrej thinks the changes could play out quite differently to the most common predictions.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013
Under water: a New York street in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.Pamela Andrade under a CC Licence

Provoking an American climate crisis

The US government deserves to have a political crisis brought to its door, argues Mark Engler.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Azzam Alwash in the new flourishing marshlands.Goldman Environmental Prize

Making waves: Azzam Alwash

Veronique Mistiaen meets the environmentalist who has breathed new life into Iraq’s Garden of Eden.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Bitter harvest: plantation labourers in Sumatra face appalling working conditions.Zuma Press, Inc./Alamy

Ghosts on our own land

Gigantic palm oil plantations across Indonesia and Malaysia are having a devastating impact on local farms and workers, too. Ollie Milman reports from Sumatra.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Rising food prices have been hitting the poorest hardest, leading to looting in some places.

Facing the vultures

Argentina is not in the habit of being cowed by international pressure and financial big-hitters – or by proponents of austerity. Vanessa Baird reports.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Introducing... The Eight Great Greenwashers

Introducing... The Eight Great Greenwashers

Ahead of the Rio +20 Earth Summit, Danny Chivers exposes the canny, crafty and plain deceitful claims of corporations co-opting 'sustainability'

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
 Essay: Deindustrializing humanity

Essay: Deindustrializing humanity

Neither humanity nor nature are commodities. It’s time the old ideology was dissolved, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Why cross-border electrics are not such a bright idea Indi Samarajiva under a CC Licence

Why cross-border electrics are not such a bright idea

Renewable energy mega-projects are causing environmental damage and mass displacement says Joyce Nelson.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
Avatar for real Ingetje Tadros

Avatar for real

From Canada to Congo, from India to Australia, indigenous communities are fighting for their lives and livelihoods.

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NI 446 - Nature's defenders - October, 2011

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Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Protection racket June, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Nature's defenders October, 2011
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