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Pushed to the wasteland: Environmental racism against Roma communities in Central and South-Eastern Europe

The ENVJUSTICE – EJAtlas team at ICTA - UAB in collaboration with European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Human Rights activists releases a thematic map on environmental racism against Roma communities in Central and South-Eastern Europe.

¡Esto no Vale! Isso não Vale! Vale S.A. global operations lead to socio-environmental conflicts

On the occasion of the International Action for Rivers 2019, the ENVJUSTICE - EJAtlas team releases a global thematic map on socio-environmental conflicts in the world related to Vale S.A. mining and infrastructure projects
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Struggles against in situ leach uranium mining, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

Uranium mining is possibly coming to the region. Opponents argue uranium wells could leak and would contaminate the underground water, as in other locations. EPA's decision pending.

The Arctic Railway project through Sámi territory from Finland to Norway

The Arctic Railway would run through traditional Sámi territory between Rovaniemi in Finland to Kirkenes in Norway. It is resisted by Sámi communities and Greenpeace.

Tribes halt Hudbay Minerals' copper mine on ancestral lands, Santa Rita Mountains, AZ, USA

In 2019 , a federal judge overturned the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of the Rosemont copper mine in Arizona. Part of a battle across the West over the use of public land for mining.

Overfishing and seabed mining, Cook Islands, New Zealand

Mining of manganese nodules promises economic gains. Traditional leaders oppose it based on “Ra'ui” philosophy. The director of the marine protected area Marae Moana, was dismissed.

Parque Eólico Chicxulub en ejido de Ixil, Yucatan, Mexico

In the Yucatan Peninsula, the Mayan community of Ixil is opposed to a large wind mill project and the privatization of their common use land, linked to this project and the urban expansion of Mérida.

Essar Pellet Plant,Paradeep, Odisha, India

Hundreds of villagers and workers staged protests asking for fulfilment of their demands, mainly on compensation, rehabilitation and employment.

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