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25 May 2018

Romania: Coal mining activities of Complexul Energetic Oltenia allegedly linked to premature deaths

On 15 May 2018, Aljazeera published an article entitled "The hidden cost of coal in Romania". Here, coal is used to produce about a quarter of the country's energy. The article also talks about the impact on human rights, health and the environment of...

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24 May 2018

Complexul Energetic Oltenia's response

Author: Complexul Energetic Oltenia

...Considering the article published in Aljazeera on May 15, 2018, i.e. "The hidden costs of coal in Romania", we are hereby submitting the answers of Complexul Energetic Oltenia at the request of Mrs. Claudia Ciobanu, a freelancer reporter, with...

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24 May 2018

Court dismisses Ecuadorian villagers' lawsuit asking Chevron Canada to satisfy $9.5 billion judgement against parent co. in oil pollution case

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24 May 2018

Ethiopia: At least 2 protesters against MIDROC Gold's mine alleged negative health impacts killed; govt suspends company's license

Author: Liyat Fekade, Ethiopiaexplorer.com

"Ethiopia suspends license of largest gold mine in southern Ethiopia after at least two protesters were killed by regional security forces"...

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24 May 2018

Human Rights & Ship Recycling: The UN invites Maersk to respond about the 2016 sale of the North Sea Producer vessel

In February 2018, the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporation and other business enterprises; and Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of harzadous...

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24 May 2018

Nigeria: How oil pollution has severely contaminated food & water sources for Ogoni community

Author: Ahmed Idris, Al Jazeera

"Nigeria's Ogoniland: Desperate for clean water"...

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24 May 2018

So. Africa: NGO calls on Standard Bank shareholders to urge bank to stop funding coal power projects

Author: Centre for Environmental Rights (So. Africa)

"Why is Standard Bank still funding coal? Questions shareholders should ask at the bank's AGM ON 24 May 2018"...

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24 May 2018
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Author: Miriam Schröder, taz

[Am] 5. November 2015 [bricht] der Staudamm in der Nähe des brasilianischen Mariana... ...

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23 May 2018

Brazil: Despite being included in the forced labour dirty list, Cutrale has farms certified for “good practices”

Author: Daniela Penha, Repórter Brasil (Brazil)

"Included in the dirty list, Cutrale still has farms certified with "good practice" seal-The Rainforest Alliance seal, one of the most important certifications, was awarded to farms belonging to Cutrale, a company caught using slave labor in 2013. The...

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23 May 2018
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Berta Zúñiga Cáceres, hija de Berta Cáceres anunció que la familia ha decidido demandar legalmente al Banco Holandés del Desarrollo (FMO) por negligencia y corresponsabilidad en el asesinato de su madre. Afirma que tienen pruebas de que el FMO sabía...

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