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15 February 2020

Laos: Chinese-owned banana farms are polluting a river affecting over 500 families

Author: Max Avary & Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia

"Lao River Clogged With Trash From Chinese Banana Farms", 3 February 2020...

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15 February 2020

Fiji: Australian miner defends proposed sand extraction project as petition to stop issue of licence raises local support

Author: Fonua Talei, Fiji Sun

"Sand Mining Plan At Sigatoka Rive Row Erupts", 12 February 2020...

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7 February 2020

Brazil: Government introduces bill to allow commercial mining on protected indigenous lands

Author: Reuters & The Guardian

"Brazil's Bolsonaro unveils bill to allow commercial mining on indigenous land", 6 February 2020....

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6 February 2020

Myanmar: Protesters urge closure of the military-run Myaing Kalay cement factory for allegedly causing water contamination

Author: Myat Moe Aung, Myanmar Times

"Kayin villagers blame black water on factory", 28 January 2020 [...] The protesters called for the closure of the military-run Myaing Kalay cement factory... [...] Their top concern is the scarcity of clean water in the surrounding villages, which th...

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3 February 2020
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Author: Somos el Medio (México)

“Protestan indígenas y ambientalistas de Colima contra empresa minera”, 31 de enero de 2020...

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31 January 2020
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Dans un communiqué publié le 18 janvier 2020, le Forum Tunisien des Droits Economiques et Sociaux a documenté une manifestation menée par des habitants de Fej Rouissat, Kairouan, le 14 janvier 2020 contre les activités d'une cimenterie, Sotacib implan...

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30 January 2020

Australia: Bushfire victims file OECD complaint against ANZ Bank for financing fossil fuel projects

Australian bushfire victims and Friends of the Earth Australia file an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Guidelines complaint with the Australian National Contact Point against Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ Bank)...

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24 January 2020

Papua New Guinea: Barrick Gold set to elevate Porgera mine as top-tier asset despite environmental & social objections

Author: Jeff Lewis & Melanie Burton, Reuters

"Barrick Gold forges ahead on Papua New Guinea mine in face of local backlash", 16 January 2020...

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23 January 2020

42 organisations and companies agree on guiding principles for the creation of sustainable batteries by 2030

Author: Modern Diplomacy

"42 Global Organizations Agree on Guiding Principles for Batteries to Power Sustainable Energy Transition", 23 January 2020....

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21 January 2020

Brazil prosecutors charge 16 people with murder in dam collapse that killed 270

Author: Dom Phillips, The Guardian

Brazilian prosecutors have charged 16 people – including the former CEO of mining giant Vale – with murder and environmental crimes over the collapse of a tailings dam which killed 270 people on 25 January 2019....

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