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4 November 2019

Kosovo: Roma surviving as informal collectors in struggling waste management system

In February 2019, it was reported that the struggling waste management system in Kosovo, especially prevalent in the largest cities, was not only an environmental threat but affected some of the poorest and most vulnerable in Kosovan society - Roma,...

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11 August 2019

Verisk Maplecroft's Human Rights Outlook 2019 says risks spread for businesses & civil society as more countries embrace authoritarian tactics

Author: Verisk Maplecroft

"‘Strongmen’ regimes lead charge against freedom of speech and privacy: Human Rights Outlook 2019", 07 Aug 2019...

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14 June 2019

Victims of marine pollution in Vietnam file lawsuit against Formosa Plastics Group in Taiwan

Author: Chinese Lingua team, Global Voice

"Vietnamese victims of 2016 marine disaster have filed a landmark lawsuit against Formosa Plastics Group in Taiwan", 11 Jun 2019...

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8 June 2019

Vietnam: Activist sentenced to six years in prison for environmental protest against Taiwanese steel company

Author: Ivana Kottasová & Angus Watson, CNN

"Vietnamese blogger sentenced to 6 years in jail for environmental protest", 7 June 2019 A Vietnamese environmental activist and blogger has been sentenced to six years in prison under the country's new law that cracks down on online dissent. Nguyen N...

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25 May 2019

Malaysia: Stench & ash from plastic factory in Sepang affect residents' health

Author: Adam Abu Bakar, Free Malaysia Today

"Residents demand closure of Sepang plastic factory", 26 May 2019...

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20 May 2019

Report shows expanding plastic industry based on fossil fuels threatens climate change goals

Author: Center for International Environmental Law

"Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet", May 2019...

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18 February 2019

Uzbekistan: Cotton Campaign & senior govt. officials meet & commit to further steps needed to eliminate forced labour

Author: The Cotton Campaign

"Cotton Campaign Meets with Senior Uzbek Officials in Washington​ - Parties Agree to Intensify Dialogue on Ending Forced Labor", 15 Feb 2019...

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5 February 2019

UK: New mining strategy threats local communities and ecosystems

Author: Dawn Stevenson, The Ecologist

'Mining in the UK: Part I', 4 Feb 2019...

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15 January 2019
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Author: Isabel Pfaff, Süddeutsche Zeitung

'Eklat an der Glencore-Mine', 9 Jan 2019...

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19 August 2018
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Author: Carlos Dias, Wilson Gonçalves Jr e Daniela Golfieri, G1 Sorocaba e TV TEM (Brazil)

“Moradores da região de Sorocaba cavam área para encontrar metais tóxicos que são vendidos a ferros-velhos. Empresa de baterias funcionou na cidade por 39 anos e fechou em 2011”, 19 de agosto de 2018...

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