Spiked. BC Profs protest after publisher drops book on Canadian mining

UNBC researchers’ book alleging wrongdoing in Guatemala was accepted, reviewed, then cancelled.
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Climate

Elisabeth Malkin: How graft and incompetence aggravate the effects of climate change in Central America

"Corruption kills," a former United States ambassador in Guatemala once told me, and nowhere is that more evident than when natural disasters strike.

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Toxics

Top Ohio utility regulator resigns in wake of bribery scandal

The head of the commission that regulates Ohio utilities resigned in the wake of a widening federal bribery and racketeering scandal tied to subsidies for two struggling nuclear plants.

Justice

Organized crime in the fisheries sector threatens a sustainable ocean economy

The presence of organized crime in the fisheries sector hinders progress towards the development of a sustainable ocean economy

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Justice

As fire season ends, Brazil cited for failed Amazon and Pantanal policies

Brazilian armed forces accused of incompetence, funding misappropriations in 2020 Amazon deforestation prevention and fire suppression operations.

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Justice

Scott Pruitt was even more selfish and vengeful than we thought

A new lawsuit sheds light on whistleblower retaliation at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Justice

Nornickel is "cynical, corrupt and socially irresponsible", says Russia's top legislator

Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko expressed shock and outrage about company mismanagement and massive pollution in the Arctic.

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Justice

What the 'asbestos seven' stand to lose if the Asset Forfeiture Unit has its way

The NPA's asset forfeiture unit is going after trust and banking accounts, properties, pension funds and houses belonging to the seven accused in the matter.

www.timeslive.co.za
Justice

'We can't breathe': Sodi made millions with asbestos deal as Free State residents suffer

Victims of the Free State government's R255m asbestos roofing scandal this week gave chilling insight into a scam that lifted the lid on the murky underworld of tenders for cronies, bling lifestyles and generous donations to top ANC figures.
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Toxics

FirstEnergy named in Ohio racketeering lawsuit

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Wednesday filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against FirstEnergy, former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and others tied to an alleged $60 million bribery scheme.

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Toxics

Javier Corrales: What the oil spill in Venezuela tells us about its politics

The largest oil reserves and one of the world’s most incompetent governments have brought authoritarianism, economic collapse and environmental disaster to the country.
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Justice

Damaged Venezuelan oil tanker drawing international concern

A huge oil tanker listing off a remote stretch of Venezuela's coast is triggering international calls for action.

Justice

Company investigated for timber trafficking gets stimulus from Peru government

A company under investigation since 2015 for alleged timber trafficking, has just been awarded $380,000 from Reactiva Peru.

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Justice

Turning the tide on the relentless destruction of Cambodia's forests

Photographer Sean Gallagher shows how timber and agribusiness companies are ravaging lands that are supposedly protected and how Indigenous people are trying to stop the destruction.

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Major oil and gas companies join program to cut methane emissions

62 oil and gas companies from around the world signed on to a UN-led partnership aimed at bolstering monitoring and reductions of the potent climate-warming gas.

Q&A: A young environmental justice leader on the value of getting youth of color into nature

"Before decisions are made we need to practice what we preach when we say that we stand for justice and equity. In any decision-making process, youth need to be involved from the get-go."

Agents of Change: New fellows seek to reimagine science communication

Breaking through the echo chamber with new voices grounded in science, community, and equity.

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Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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