What the frack...?

The fracking process explained visually.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013

The frack files

The lowdown on fracking and why communities around the world are so against it. The myths, the science, the history, the empty promises, the facts – all in this handy primer written by environmental researcher Danny Chivers.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 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
How do you sleep at night, Mr Davis?

How do you sleep at night, Mr Davis?

Two dead, 100 injured – this is the way Swiss mining giant Xstrata does ‘community relations’ in Peru, while boss Mick Davis is in line for a $44 million bonus.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Dirty work: a digger at
the Marange diamond
fields in Zimbabwe.Robin Hammond/ Panos

Kimberley Process 'whitewashes' blood diamonds

Aoife Allen describes how The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme is not doing enough to clean up the gems trade.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Signs of hope: President Ollanta Humala has made musician Susana Baca his minister of culture. She is the first Afro-Cuban to have held government office and will have a key role in indigenous issues.Vanessa Baird

Peruvians rise up against the mines

The scale of indigenous-led protests against mining in southern Peru took most by surprise. Vanessa Baird on what led to such flare-ups.

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NI 446 - Nature's defenders - October, 2011
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
Kondh tribal women listen to a speech by Congress Party leader Rahul Gandhi on the day the government said no to Vedanta.Biswaranjan Rout/AP/Press Association Images

Vedanta undermined!

Victory for the hill tribes of India in a David and Goliath battle.

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NI 437 - Humans vs. Nature - November, 2010
In the 1980s and 1990s Blankenship used scab labour and armed guards, the closure of union mines and a plethora of intimidation tactics to break the labour movement in the coal fieldsCAROLYN KASTER / AP / PRESS ASSOCIATION IMAGES

Don Blankenship

Big coal equals big profits, so Don Blankenship doesn’t worry too much about pollution.

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NI 435 - Seed savers - September, 2010

Leave it in the ground!

Activists Nnimmo Bassey and Mel Evans report from the frontline.

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NI 419 - Climate justice - January, 2009
Dirty and dangerous – workers who clean up oil spills often suffer neurological and digestive problems. Cancer rates are higher in areas close to oil activity than in the rest of Ecuador.Photo: yasunigreengold.org / Oscar Francino / Ali Supay

Toxic blocks

No-one said oil was clean. But Ecuador’s experience of extracting fossil fuels is about as bad as it gets, reports David Ransom.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
The indigenous peoples of Yasuní retain strong community values. They need to – under the shadow of military and oil company repression.Photo: yasunigreengold.org / Mauro Burzio

Yasuní – is this the way beyond petroleum?

Is Ecuador’s bold proposal not to exploit a billion barrels of oil in the Yasuní National Park a serious option for combating climate change? If so, the world is going to have to move fast, warns Vanessa Baird.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Protection racket June, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Nature's defenders October, 2011
Nature's defenders October, 2011
Humans vs. Nature November, 2010
Seed savers September, 2010
Seed savers September, 2010
Climate justice January, 2009
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
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