Copşa Mică‪ – One of the Most Polluted Cities in Europe‬

Copşa Mică‪ - One of the Most Polluted Cities in Europe‬

The Copşa Mică works were two factories in the Transylvanian town of Copşa Mică, Sibiu County, Romania. The two were the town’s principal employers, but combined, they made it among the most polluted places in Eastern Europe. Soot from Carbosin encased Copşa Mică in a black covering, while metals from Sometra suffused the air, water […]

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 […]

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 […]