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CHINA: "The Chinese Miracle Will End Soon"
by Der Spiegelhttp://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,345694,00.html
March 7th, 2005
The world has been dazzled in recent years by the economic strides being made by China. But it has come at a huge cost to the country's environment. Pollution is a serious and costly problem. Pan Yue of the ministry of the environment says these problems will soon overwhelm the country and will create millions of "environmental refugees."

UK: Does it Pay to Get into Bed with Business?
by Tobias WebbThe Guardian
February 25th, 2005
An increasing number of NGOs are entering corporate alliances to achieve their campaigning aims. Tobias Webb considers the example of Greenpeace.

UK: 'McLibel' Campaigners Win Legal Aid Battle
by Geoff MeadeThe Independent Online
February 15th, 2005
Two environmental campaigners who took on hamburger chain McDonald's and lost have now won their claim that the libel trial was unfair.

ICELAND: Threatened Protestors Raise Stakes
Corporate Watch
January 26th, 2005
People in Iceland are calling for an international protest against the building of a series of giant dams, currently under construction in the eastern highlands of Iceland.

TASMANIA: Logging Company Tries to Sue Protestors into Silence
Corporate Watch
January 26th, 2005
Gunns, the company responsible for logging the Tasmanian rainforests, is responding to a 5-year long campaign of protests and direct action by issuing a mass lawsuit, hoping to intimidate or impoverish its opponents out of existence.

US: Deleting Hazardous Waste
by Alex PhamLA Times
January 21st, 2005
Environmental rules and the proliferation of discarded devices push Companies to design gadgets that are easier to recycle and safer to dispose of.

INDIA: Cola Companies Told to Quit
BBC news
January 20th, 2005
Activists in India have held nationwide protests against multinational soft drink companies Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

SOUTH AFRICA: Durban's Poor Fight For Clean Air
by Grant ClarkBBC News
December 14th, 2004
If a poor community believes it is being poisoned, how can it find out if its fears are justified? Grant Clark visits South Durban, where outdated government legislation has left locals fighting their own battle for the truth.

INDONESIA: Report Heightens Pollution Dispute with Newmont Mining
by Jane PerlezNew York Times
November 8th, 2004
A government panel presented a bitterly fought-over report on Monday showing that sediment in the equatorial bay where the world's biggest gold producer, Newmont Mining Corporation, deposited mine waste is polluted with significant levels of arsenic and mercury. But the panel found the water quality met Indonesian standards.

BRAZIL: Anti-Logging Activist Missing in Amazon Delta
by Cahal MilmoIndependent (London)
December 15th, 2003
Greenpeace has admitted it is "deeply, deeply worried" about a British activist who has gone missing from one of its ships in the Amazon delta. Yesterday the Brazilian authorities launched an investigation into whether her disappearance is linked to the group's campaign against illegal logging.

Iceland: Power Driven
by Susan De MuthThe Guardian
November 29th, 2003
In Iceland, work has already begun on a colossal $1bn dam which, when it opens in 2007, will cover a highland wilderness - and all to drive one US smelter. Environmentalists are furious, but the government appears determined to push through the project, whatever the cost

WORLD: Factory Farms Growing in Developing Nations
Environmental News Service
April 22nd, 2003
Factory farms are expanding into developing countries, bringing these nations a wealth of environmental and public health concerns, finds a new paper by the Worldwatch Institute.

Ghana: Gold Discovered Beneath Forest Reserves
by Mike AnaneEnvironment News Service
March 4th, 2003
Dozens of bulldozers and excavators belonging to five multinational mining companies operating in Ghana are poised to tear apart thousands of hectares of forest reserves in the Ashanti, Western and Eastern Regions of the country, if the government gives them approval to haul out what they describe as rich deposits of gold beneath the forests

INDIA: Activists Protest Stance at UN Climate Talks
by KalyaniOneWorld South Asia
October 29th, 2002
Lambasting a United Nations-sponsored meeting on climate for failing to provide a platform for those communities already affected by pollution-related climate change, environmental groups said Tuesday that they would mobilize a global network to amplify these voices.

US: New Eco-Menace, Discarded Cellphones
by Anahad O'ConnorNew York Times
October 8th, 2002
As the nation's fondness for cellphones grows, the environmental effects do, too. According to industry figures, cellphone use in the United States has surged, to more than 128 million subscribers last year from 340,000 in 1985. Typically, each phone is used for 18 months before being dropped for a newer model.

US: Protestors Call for Environmenal and Economic Justice at World Bank Meeting
by Roxanne KhamsiEnvironment News Service
September 29th, 2002
Dupont Circle was full to capacity this afternoon with several thousand people for a permitted rally protesting economic and environmental injustice, and the possibility of war in Iraq. The protest was part of a weekend of demonstrations timed to coincide with the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

US: Nuclear Reactor Guards Feel Vulnerable to Attack
by Cat lazaroffEnvironment News Service
September 12th, 2002
Security guards protecting 24 of the nation's nuclear reactors, located at 13 power plants across the U.S., have little confidence that they could defeat a determined terrorist attack, finds a new report by a nonprofit nuclear watchdog group. The guards told interviewers that their morale is very low, and that they are under equipped, understaffed, and underpaid.

WORLD: International Criminal Court Unlikely to Prosecute Environmental Crime
Environment News Service
September 9th, 2002
The International Criminal Court is not likely to prosecute environmental crimes due to military actions, a new report prepared for the U.S. Army Environmental Policy Institute concludes. It examines the possibilities of environmental damage during military action becoming a criminal liability for military personnel and/or their contractors before the newly formed International Criminal Court (ICC).

SOUTH AFRICA: Earth Summit Delegates Jeer US Policy
Mail and Guardian
September 4th, 2002
US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Walter Kansteiner on Wednesday said he was not surprised at the hostile reception Secretary of State Colin Powell got from World Summit on Sustainable Development delegates.

SOUTH AFRICA: Police Arrest 52 in Landless March Ahead of Earth Summit
Agence France Presse
August 22nd, 2002
Fifty-two protesters were arrested after about 2,000 landless South Africans marched on provincial offices in Johannesburg to demand an end to forced removals from squatter camps, a police spokeswoman said.

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