Category Archives: excessive industrial activities

China protests new chemical plant

Protesters have been clashing with riot police in the southern Chinese city of Maoming. People have been demonstrating in an attempt to stop the construction of a new chemical plant. The local government has been using social media to promote … Continue reading

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People & Power : Under Northern Lights

First published on Nov 28, 2013 In northern Scandinavia, locals are taking on mining giants in a bid to save an ancient environment and way of life.

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Excessive fishing dries out Indonesian waters

Globally, demand on fish has swelled nearly three times by 2010, from the 1970 average of 40 million tonnes the world consumed. In Indonesia, with overfishing depleting fish stocks in the Pacific Ocean, many fishermen are using aggressive means to … Continue reading

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Flooding devastates Bolivia

Flooding has killed 40 people and displaced around 50,000 families across Bolivia during four months of heavy seasonal rains. Around 17,000 hectares of prime agricultural land has also been flooded and more than 100,000 cattle are at risk of starvation … Continue reading

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Peru gas project approved despite Indian concern

The long-contested expansion of Peru’s main natural gas field has won final regulatory approval despite U.N. concerns that it could endanger Amazon tribes living in voluntary isolation in pristine jungles. The Camisea project, located just 60 miles (100 kilometers) from … Continue reading

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Australia agrees dumping near Barrier Reef

Australia has approved a plan to dump millions of tonnes of sediment near the Great Barrier Reef as part of a major coal port expansion – a decision that environmentalists say will endanger one of the world’s most fragile eco-systems. … Continue reading

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Philippine Eagle under threat

Environmentalists are worried that the Philippine Eagle will soon be extinct. The rarest and biggest eagle in the world needs rainforests and large trees to live in, but almost 90 percent of the country’s forests have disappeared. Poaching also remains … Continue reading

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