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U.S. Tribe Looks to International Court for Justice

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 16 (IPS) - An indigenous community in the United States has filed a petition against the federal government, alleging that officials have repeatedly broken treaties and that the court system has failed to offer remedy.

Yakama Nation Tells DOE to Clean Up Nuclear Waste

Monday, April 14, 2014

YAKAMA NATION, Washington State, U.S., Apr 14 (IPS) - The Department of Energy (DOE), politicians and CEOs were discussing how to warn generations 125,000 years in the future about the radioactive waste at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, considered the most polluted site in the U.S., when Native American anti-nuclear activist Russell Jim interrupted their musings: "We'll tell them."

U.S. Urged to Push World Bank on Human Rights Safeguards

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 10 (IPS) - Rights advocates and community leaders, together with some U.S. lawmakers, are urging the United States to take a more robust role in pushing the World Bank to explicitly incorporate human rights into policies that dictate how and when the bank can engage in project lending and technical assistance.

Indigenous Leaders Targeted in Battle to Protect Forests

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 09 (IPS) - Indigenous leaders are warning of increased violence in the fight to save their dwindling forests and ecosystems from extractive companies.

U.S. Joins Global Transparency Tide in Extractives Sector

Monday, March 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, Mar 24 (IPS) - An unusual combination of industry, government, investors and civil society here is celebrating the United States' initial acceptance into a prominent global initiative aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability in the extractives industry.

Port Development Brings Progress to Brazil – At a Price

Friday, March 21, 2014

SÃO LUIS, Brazil, Mar 21 (IPS) - "We are victims of progress,"complained Osmar Santos Coelho, known as Santico. His fishing community has disappeared, displaced to make way for a port complex on São Marcos bay, to the west of São Luis, the capital of the state of Maranhão in Brazil's northeast.

Carbon-Cutting Initiative May Harm Indigenous Communities

Thursday, March 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, Mar 20 (IPS) - Civil society and advocacy groups are warning that a prominent carbon-reduction initiative, aimed at curbing global emissions, is undermining land tenure rights for indigenous communities, putting their livelihoods at risk.

Fight Brews over Wild vs. Hatchery Salmon in U.S. Northwest

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

PORTLAND, Oregon, Mar 18 (IPS) - Built in 1909, Bonneville Fish Hatchery is one of the oldest and largest in the Columbia River Basin, located in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

Sun Shines on Forest Women

Friday, March 07, 2014

ANANATAGIRI, India, Mar 07 (IPS) - Chintapakka Jambulamma, 34, looks admiringly at a solar dryer. It's the prized possession of the Advitalli Tribal Women's Co-operative Society- a collective of women entrepreneurs that she leads.

Chevron Wins Latest Round in Ecuador Pollution Case

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WASHINGTON, Mar 05 (IPS) - In the latest twist in a 21-year-old environmental pollution case, a U.S. federal judge Tuesday ruled that the victims of massive oil spillage and their U.S. attorney could not collect on a nine-billion-dollar judgement by Ecuador's supreme court against the Chevron Corporation.

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