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Women peacefully protesting in Mahan

Supreme court order kills Essar’s plans

If you haven't heard so far, the Supreme Court of India cancelled 214 coal blocks allocated to private companies since 1993, deeming them illegal. And one of these coal blocks brings us to the story of Mahan, one of the oldest Sal forests in Asia and livelihood to more than 50,000 people.
Posted by Akshey Kalra - 25 September, 2014 - 13:59 - Comments

The Soya Moratorium is protecting the Amazon. Does Cargill still support it?

Cargill just pledged to protect the world’s forests - but an eight-year truce that protects the Amazon from soya farming is in trouble.
Posted by Richardg - 24 September, 2014 - 19:08 - Comments
Greenpeace activist on top of a coal train with power station in the background

View from the coal face

I can see the giant towers of the Cottam coal power plant looming on the horizon from my perch on top of a heap of coal, in the carriage of a coal supply train.
Posted by Fran G - 23 September, 2014 - 15:18 - Comments
Activist with a bag of coal from the train, with address label to Vladimir Putin

People vs coal

BREAKING: More than 50 people have stopped a train carrying coal to Cottam power station and are now unloading its climate-wrecking cargo. The train, transporting around 1,500 tonnes of coal to be burned in the power station’s furnaces, was flagged down safely this afternoon as it approached the power station.
Posted by Lawrence Carter - 23 September, 2014 - 14:39 - Comments

Palm oil companies say they'll put forest destruction on hold. But what happens next?

Some of the world’s biggest palm oil companies have suspended their forest destruction. Is this a ceasefire or the end of their war on forests?
Posted by Annisa Rahmawati - 19 September, 2014 - 16:25 - Comments
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