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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 ...
Tribal farmer Harish Saraka has rediscovered the key to sustainable farming in this rain-dependent hinterland of eastern Odisha state – mixed cropping.
Saraka, 38, is careful not to take credit for helping to turn around farming in this ...
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 ...
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 ...
Avatar was the biggest cinematic event over the last year. Set in 2154, it tells the story of the violent displacement of indigenous
people from their jungle homes on a planet called Pandora, as a ruthless company searches for a precious mineral. ...
India on Tuesday rejected a plan by UK-based mining
Resources Plc to mine bauxite in an eastern state over environmental concerns, a blow to the firm already facing hurdles to a planned $9.6 billion (6.2 billion pound) energy deal ...
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 laws.
The company, Vedanta
Resources, set up an alumina ...
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 ...
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 ...