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Stopping Shell Oil on South Africa’s Wild Coast

Nonhle Mbuthuma, a South African activist, has led her community in successfully challenging major mining and oil projects on their lands, despite ongoing personal threats.

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In Argentina's Paraná delta, known as "Earth's fourth lung," the push for luxury real estate threatens the region's diverse ecosystems and local communities, with private interests prioritizing spas and helipads over environmental and social health.

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Environmental and human rights concerns arise from Chinese-backed nickel mining in Indonesia

A report highlights severe environmental and Indigenous rights violations by a Chinese-backed nickel industrial project in Indonesia, escalating tensions in the electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain.

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Report outlines cost of Indonesia’s EV dream as Chinese-funded nickel plants linked to pollution, ‘land grabbing’

A report has accused a Chinese-funded industrial estate of causing ‘significant’ environmental destruction and violating the rights of indigenous people.
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On Brazil’s smallest Indigenous land, a pregnant teen makes a stand

A tiny Indigenous territory has become a national battleground over Brazil’s most polarizing question: How much land do Indigenous people warrant?
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Company sells Indigenous land in Amazonas as NFTs without community’s knowledge

Areas of the Apurinã territory in the Lower Seruini area, in southern Amazonas state, were sold by Nemus under an NFT project that promises to preserve the forest and generate carbon credits.
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Swiss mining firm backs court's land rights decision in Guatemala

The Switzerland-based Solway Investment Group supports a recent court ruling that mandates Guatemala to acknowledge the property rights of an Indigenous community.

— Christopher Sherman reports for AP News.

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