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Romanian Gendarmes Storm Villagers Protesting Against Chevron

On  December  2nd ( right after The Romanian National Day), at 4 a.m., more than 40 Police cars, togetheter with Chevron trucks gathered in Vaslui county, moving to Pungești village. Meanwhile, Gendarmerie forces were sent from Bacău city to surround the protesters’ camp, which had been established last month. The protesters (around 100 people,  including villagers and […]

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Chevron leaves Lithuania

Chevron has notified the Lithuanian government of its plans to withdraw from the tender on the use of hydrocarbon resources, the government’s press service said in a press release. The measure is due to fiscal, legislative and regulatory changes in the country. “Significant changes to the fiscal, legislative and regulatory climate in Lithuania have substantially […]

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Director of ‘Gasland’ Supports Romanian Opposition to Fracking

Josh Fox showed his endorsement for the Romanian movement against shale gas exploitation at the premiere of Gasland 2 in Brussles, Belgium. Josh Fox is an American film director and environmental activist, best known for his Oscar-nominated 2010 documentary, Gasland. In addition to this film, he is one of the most prominent public critics of […]

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Potocnik on Shale Gas: A Mosaic of Different Legal Frameworks

The main challenges that have been pointed to concern notably water use, water pollution, air emissions, and the management of waste water. To reassure the public, all of these risks should be prevented, managed and reduced. As I already said, techniques and good practices exist; important parts of the necessary regulatory framework are in place. […]

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Over 200 Indonesian community leaders speak out against palm oil for biofuels

Hundreds of Indonesian leaders of indigenous communities, farmers’ unions, smallholder organizations, human rights groups and environmental NGOs have signed an […]

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE CASE: EU taken to Court for failing to impose a robust emission reduction plan

A Carpathian shepherd together with other families from Europe and outside are taking the European Parliament and the Council of […]

A Forest Is A Levee

River Dora Riparia in Susa Valley is alpine however with particularities of plain running waters. “We are basically on a […]

Merano, A History Carved with Water

  In an unusual rain pouring cold morning Mayor Paul Rüsch, a rather non-political bonhomme, guided us through the history […]

How Hydropower Turned Hohe Tauern into a National Park

  Nature protection history and ecological hotspots started in the 1970s, says Florian Jurgeit, planner with the Hohe Tauern National […]

Is There Life after Skiing?

  Why do we have to ski all the time?, asks Dominik Siegrist, an actual avid skier and leader of […]