18 February 2021 - NPWJ News Digest on Environmental Justice & Human Rights

Articles

Oil Advances With U.S. Polar Blast Slamming Oil Production
Bloomberg, 17 Feb 2021

Oil rose to the highest in over a year as U.S. oil output plunged by a record 40% amid the country’s ongoing energy crisis, adding to an already tightening supply picture.

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Ecuador’s Cuenca votes to ban future mining projects
Aljazeera, 16 Feb 2021

As the results of this month’s presidential elections in Ecuador remain disputed, another important vote was held that could have wide-reaching implications for the South American nation.

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The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries
The New York Times, 16 Feb 2021

As automakers like General Motors, Volkswagen and Ford Motor make bold promises about transitioning to an electrified, emission-free future, one thing is becoming obvious: They will need a lot of batteries.

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Why manufacturing is the biggest hurdle in climate change fight
Aljazeera, 16 Feb 2021

US billionaire Bill Gates exudes optimism in discussing the world’s ability to tackle climate change – until he hits on manufacturing. About that, he is worried.

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Indian climate activist linked to Greta Thunberg arrested
Deutsche Welle, 14 Feb 2021

Police alleged that Disha Ravi edited a farmers' protest document, which was tweeted by the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. New Delhi has come under fire for its clampdown on protesters.

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