In order to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, over 80 per cent of known fossil-fuel reserves simply cannot be burned. As political systems fail, Danny Chivers writes about the social movements are targeting mines, rigs, infrastructure and investment to keep carbon in the ground. Illustrations: Jason Ngai.
Nearly 30 years after eco-rebels sent mining company BCL fleeing from Bougainville for wholesale environmental carnage, it is planning its return to the mineral-rich island. But, as conflicts of interest and intrigues develop, locals are less than pleased. Ian Neubauer reports.
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.
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.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|Coal is in the air||Who owns the sea?||September, 2019|
|Deep-sea dilemma||Who owns the sea?||September, 2019|
|South America: Electric gold||The right to the city||July, 2019|
|Life after coal||How to avoid climate breakdown||May, 2019|
|World in motion||How to avoid climate breakdown||May, 2019|
|India: into the darkness||Building a new internationalism||March, 2019|
|Fracking haunts sceptred isle||The next financial crisis||July, 2018|
|This land is my land||Public ownership rises again||May, 2018|
|Women against mining – and for the good life||Black Lives Matter||March, 2018|
|Farewell to the big village||Black Lives Matter||March, 2018|
|Making Waves: Gina Lopez||What's left for the young?||January, 2018|
|Reasons to be cheerful||Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent||December, 2017|
|While the world’s largest coal mine gets the go ahead…||Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent||December, 2017|
|Happy feet for Chilean penguin campaigners||Humans vs robots||November, 2017|
|Nigeria: No slick deal||Brazil's soft coup||October, 2017|
|When the police are paid by the mine||Bad Education||September, 2017|
|The downside to electric cars||African village||January, 2017|
|‘We are slowly being killed by this mine’||Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears||November, 2016|
|Coal’s hidden ‘double whammy’||Paris Climate Talks - COP21||December, 2015|
|Reasons to be cheeful||The transgender revolution||October, 2015|