mining

Is Canada a ‘Rogue Nation’ on Climate Change?

November 15, 2017

Canada can’t fight climate change and continue with the Alberta oil sands project, says David Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, speaking from the COP23 in Bonn, Germany

Who Funds the World’s Dirtiest Energy Projects?

November 3, 2017

International big banks are ramping up Alberta oil sands projects even though scientists warn it could spell “game over” for human civilization, says Rainforest Action Network’s Alison Kirsch

Peace In Colombia

August 2, 2017
A New Generation of Paramilitary Groups are Killing Social Activists in Colombia Colombia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for social activists. We speak to Bladimir Sanchez Espitia, a TRNN collaborator who documents cases of human rights violations and has received a “death letter” himself

Latin America

April 18, 2017
The Central American country is the first country in the world to establish a blanket ban on metal mining, protecting the environment following a 12-year political struggle

Ecuador

December 11, 2013
In San Jose de Intag, indigenous communities face an ill-matched battle to defend their environment against mega mining projects

Fossil Fuel Corporations Dominating the UN Climate Change Conference

November 13, 2013

Rachel Tansey: Civil society groups, green Polish groups and UN delegations from the global south working to push the UN to take action on climate change

Breathless and Burdened

November 5, 2013
World-renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine forced to suspend program after investigation finds one doctor reviewed 1,500 cases and never found an instance of black lung, denying coal miners disability benefits Johns Hopkins Medicine suspended its black lung program after an investigation revealed that Hopkins doctors made questionable medical assessments resulting in denied disability benefits for thousands…

Romanian Parliament Fails to Pass Pro-Mineral Extraction Law

October 31, 2013
Thousands of Romanians protest the environmental and cultural impact of mining Europe’s largest gold mine