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Mining, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 17 August 2015

Watch Out! The Mining Industry Wants to Dump its Waste in the Ocean

By Florencia Ortúzar, AIDA attorney, and Karol Rodríguez, AIDA intern Mining gives rise to a serious problem: toxic waste . Tailings from ore...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Toxic Pollution | 15 July 2015

New Zealand sets shameful emission-reduction target, completely ignores public consultation

By Natalie Jones Natalie is a legal intern on the Climate Change team at AIDA, based in Mexico City. She is a delegate to COP21 with the New Zealand...read more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 15 May 2015

AIDA celebrates historic decision to suspend fumigation with glyphosate in Colombia

AIDA calls on the National Environmental Licensing Agency to immediately cancel the permit authorizing the chemical spraying program.read more

Toxic Pollution | 14 May 2015

More than 20,000 petition Colombia to stop aerial spraying of herbicides

Less than 24 hours before the National Narcotics Council decides whether to suspend the spraying, organizations deliver a citizens’ petition seeking a halt to social and environmental damages.read more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 29 April 2015

Colombian government must immediately suspend the use of glyphosate

Glyphosate, the herbicide used to eradicate crops considered illicit in Colombia, has been classified as a substance probably carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.read more

Capacity Building, Climate Change, Fracking, Public Participation, Toxic Pollution | 27 October 2014

Stopping the spread of fracking in Latin America

“Fracking” is short for hydraulic fracturing, a process used to extract oil and natural gas from historically inaccessible reservoirs. Fracking is...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 1 September 2014

People harmed by environmental contamination in La Oroya have been waiting for seven years for the State to guarantee their rights

In 2007, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Peruvian State to provide medical care and institute environmental controls. These measures have yet to be implemented fully and the health of the affected people continues to deteriorate.read more

Mining, Toxic Pollution | 19 August 2014

Pilcomayo: El río de los pájaros herido por la minería

By Ariel Pérez Castellón, lawyer AIDA For hundreds of years, the Pilcomayo has been essential to the life of at least twenty indigenous peoples...read more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 13 December 2013

Victory: Ecuador’s High Court Orders Halt to Contamination from Palm Oil Production

Palm oil plantations are threatening the biodiversity of Chocó, an ancient forest in Ecuador. The companies managing these plantations have caused...read more

Climate Change, Toxic Pollution | 2 December 2013

Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: A great opportunity to put the brakes on climate change

By Florencia Ortuzar, legal advisor, AIDA While many of us are alarmed by climate change and its already tangible effects, concern becomes even...read more

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