Potential Ecocide – Hydraulic fracturing

Potential Ecocide - Hydraulic fracturing

It is the task of the court to clarify if a certain case of environmental destruction is ecocide. According to the draft directive, first it must be certified that an ecosystem was damaged (an ecosystem is a community of living organisms and their environment which build a system exchanging matter and energy). Then, a test […]

Great Barrier Reef to be Placed on “World Heritage in Danger” List?

Great Barrier Reef to be Placed on "World Heritage in Danger" List?

The World Heritage Committee, currently meeting for its annual session in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, has been tasked with determining if the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. UNESCO raised concerns about the level of development along the Queensland coast and its impact on the World Heritage site, including water quality and the loss […]

Anglo Abandons Pebble: Let Alaska Now Decide for Itself

Anglo Abandons Pebble: Let Alaska Now Decide for Itself.

Anglo American has abandoned the Pebble Mine Project in Alaska.  That much was news to me this morning as I boarded a flight to a mine in a wet climate and sensitive place.  By the time we had done the day’s business on this mine and I got to the computer, the blogs and news services […]