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Environment Under The Radar

Canada: Environment and taxpayers face pollution threats

The environmentally precious river remains threatened by the proposed construction of an open-pit gold and copper mine by one of Canada’s most notorious polluters: Imperial Metals. 

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Judicial activism, the de facto regulator of Colombian mining

The Colombian Constitutional Court recently banned mining in areas known as paramos, highlighting how judicial activism replaces regulation.

Asia Pacific Politics

Panama Papers lay bare China’s corruption, environmental woes

Fallout from the Panama Papers has landed in China, casting doubt on anti-corruption efforts and pledges for greater environmental stewardship.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Andean investors wary due to lack of standards

Across the Andean region, foreign companies interested in natural resource extraction are clashing with indigenous communities. The main problem is inadequate government legislation concerning appropriate consultation processes; which, in turn,