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Investing in companies that flout local community rights
in developing countries often leads to severe economic losses, according to a new report from the Rights
and Resources Initiative (RRI). A rising trend in "land grabbing" from Africa to ...
Amnesty International has launched a scathing attack on Vedanta
, accusing the London-listed Indian miner of disregarding human rights
and failing to protect the environment.
The criticism comes days before Vedanta
's annual meeting in ...
Report: indigenous people deserve right to refuse big companies
As large-scale mining
, logging, and plantations threaten indigenous communities worldwide, a new report from the indigenous rights
NGO Amazon Watch states that when ...
When climate change negotiations ended on Saturday in Tianjin, China, it was on yet another bleak note. The gathering was the final meeting before the U.N. Climate Change Conference gets underway in Cancun in November, and the first time that ...
India on Tuesday refused permission to a London-based company to mine bauxite for its alumina refinery in the country's east, citing violations of environmental and human rights
The company, Vedanta
Resources, set up an alumina ...
Controversial plans to develop a bauxite mine on sacred tribal land in India have been scuppered as India's environment ministry has rejected a proposal by Vedanta
Resources to mine the aluminium ore in the eastern state of ...
A Greenpeace ship protesting against deep sea drilling by a British oil firm in the Arctic has been confronted by a Danish warship, and its captain threatened with arrest.
The Danish navy has warned Greenpeace that the Esperanza will be ...
In the Indian state of Orissa a drama more wild than James Cameron's imaginings has been playing out. An indigenous people, the Dongria Kondh, have spent years protesting the plans of British-based mining
Resources to build a ...
As BP struggles to contain the damage the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has caused to the Gulf of Mexico and to the people whose livelihoods depend on its waters, a legal judgment in the worst industrial catastrophe in history highlights how wrong ...
The Church of England has dropped is 3.8 million pound stake (5.9 million US dollars) in controversial mining
Resources, citing concern over the company's human rights
record. The Indian company has come under considerable ...
It has been called the world's second "oil war", but the only similarity between Iraq and events in the jungles of northern Peru over the last few weeks has been the mismatch of force. On one side have been the police armed with automatic ...