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Video: Drone footage reveals illegal coal mining at the source of China's Yellow River

As smog leads to coal bans in China's eastern cities the industry is heading to its wildernesses, with potentially significant impacts.Here, 4,000 metres above sea level coal mining is threatening the water supply to the the regions rivers, with possible knock on effects for the over 50 cities and 420 towns that rely on the Yellow River -...
Posted by damiankahya - 14 August, 2014 - 18:41 - Comments
Local people from Mahan, India, protest against a proposed coal mine.

The Mahan Story — It Takes a Village

In the village it is pitch dark by 7.30 pm. At the designated spot for the meeting, there are about 15 or 20 villagers holding solar lanterns. The meeting lasts over two hours and throughout that time, people keep coming and joining the conversation. Halfway into the meeting, I turn around to steal a quick look at the crowd and I am surprised at how large...
Posted by Anonymous - 26 August, 2014 - 17:07 - Comments
Lignite mining near Jaenschwalde Germany

On the Germany-Poland border, thousands are protesting a huge coal mine

Today, several thousand people have joined hands across the German-Polish border, forming a human chain that passes through towns and villages that stand on the front-line of the fight against climate change.
Posted by Lawrence Carter - 21 August, 2014 - 19:26 - Comments
Seismic testing at sea

Norway's sneaky seismic attack on the Arctic

The Esperanza has been in the Arctic near Svalbard, for a few weeks now and we recently became aware of something urgent and disturbing. A seismic company called Dolphin Geophysical, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, has begun seismic mapping in the far north of the Barents Sea.
Posted by Sune Scheller - 18 August, 2014 - 15:57 - Comments

In pictures: Oil Spill Patrol Team cleans up in Russia's Komi Republic

We all took notice when about 4.9 million barrels of oil were spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but the fact that about 30 million barrels of oil are spilled on Russian land each year might be news to a lot of us.
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 15 August, 2014 - 14:50 - Comments
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