Reasons to be cheerful

A breath of fresher air; Hope in sight; Frack off, say Scots.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Protesters, including First Nations people, blocking the road to Adani’s Abbott Point coal port.

While the world’s largest coal mine gets the go ahead…

With the Great Barrier Reef and climate targets under threat, Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret explain why this mega mine matters to all of us.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017

Happy feet for Chilean penguin campaigners

After concerted campaigning, the Chilean government has turned down a proposal for two open-pit copper and iron mines – that would have sat right next to the nature reserve sheltering the endangered Humboldt penguin. Lydia Noon reports.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Nigeria: No slick deal

Nigeria: No slick deal

In the first case of its kind, a small Nigerian community is taking on oil giant Eni in the Italian courts. By Francesca Gater

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Police come up behind a protester opposed to the Tintaya Copper mine in 2012. Their violence later resulted in three deaths.

When the police are paid by the mine

Stephanie Boyd reports on a growing trend of private corporations hiring public law enforcers to protect their interests.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
The downside to electric cars

The downside to electric cars

They may be good for the environment, but not for those mining the cobalt needed to manufacture their batteries, writes Neil Thompson.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
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
Clearing for a coal mine, central Kalimantan forest.

Coal’s hidden ‘double whammy’

Millions of hectares of forest are threatened by coal mining, warns Saskia Ozinga.

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

Under-mining Vedanta

A day of global protest marked mining giant Vedanta's annual general meeting. Samarendra Das and Miriam Rose report.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Sámi's diamond win

Sámi's diamond win

Ragnhild Freng Dale on a recent win and the ongoing fight for recognition.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Displaced by blood and fire

Displaced by blood and fire

Jess Worth joins the Dirty Oil Tour to highlight human rights abuses by mining companies.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015
Mine shafted

Mine shafted

Jess Worth on indigenous Canadians' fight against a mine.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Norwegian fjords at risk

Norwegian fjords at risk

Government plans could turn the fjords into a dumping ground for mining waste, reveals Tina Andersen.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
Precious blue: water is a treasured resource, but under threat from proposed mining, in the author’s northern Californian community.

View from the ridge

Jewellery designer Jane Theobald's meditation on the true price of the shiny stuff.

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NI 475 - Gold trouble - September, 2014
Sleep soft: a memorial for baby Andini, who died after suffering an extensive skin rash, in Buyat Bay, Indonesia. Locals accuse the Newmont gold&mining corporation of contaminating the bay with heavy metals. Many children have been born with birth defects here.

The myth of ethical gold

Certification schemes notwithstanding, clean gold is a bit of a scam, says Stephanie Boyd.

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NI 475 - Gold trouble - September, 2014
Community activist Rosa Sara Huamán

Churning up the cloud forest

Roxana Olivera on a Peruvian community's struggles to defend its rights against a mining corporation's dirty tricks.

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NI 475 - Gold trouble - September, 2014
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Gold - the facts

Where does it come from? Who buys it? What do they do with it? What do they do with it? And the impacts of it.

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NI 475 - Gold trouble - September, 2014
Hey, big spender! China’s first gold vending machine – it dispenses coins and bars – landed in busy Wangfujing Street, Beijing, in 2011. Each withdrawal is capped at a million yuan (about US$162,000) worth of gold.

Stop the gold rush

Richard Swift argues that our appetite for the shiny metal is both pointless and dangerous.

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NI 475 - Gold trouble - September, 2014
Dayak leader, Gagay: ‘I want to sue the mining company for what they have done to us.’

King coal runs amok

Alex Scrivener guides us through the coal-ravaged landscape of East Kalimantan.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
African village January, 2017
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
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