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Munduruku: A Golden Community

Munduruku: A Golden Community

The Munduruku tribe, in Brazil, is seeking its own justice against illegal gold miners, agricultural businesses, and the seven hydroelectric dams about to be constructed on their lands.

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Editorial: Argentina’s Unsustainable Path

Editorial: Argentina’s Unsustainable Path

The IPCC report, released Monday, made waves around the world. Kristie Robinson analyses the Argentine government and media’s lack of response, and looks at the country’s environmental legacy.

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Journalism According to Monsanto

Journalism According to Monsanto

After publishing her book Malcomidos, journalist Soledad Barruti received a message from a Monsanto employee wanting to meet her. In this article, she tries to make sense of what followed.

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Tol-Haru: Earthship Architecture in Tierra del Fuego

Tol-Haru: Earthship Architecture in Tierra del Fuego

Pioneering architect Michael Reynolds brought his eco-friendly Earthship construction to Ushuaia, building Tol-Haru educational centre with 200 volunteers from around the world.

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Malcomidos: An Interview with Soledad Barruti

Malcomidos: An Interview with Soledad Barruti

Kristie Robinson meets with Soledad Barruti, journalist and author of ‘Malcomidos: How the Argentine food industry is killing us’, to talk about deforestation, feedlots, and her hopes for the future.

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Malcomidos: Exclusive Excerpt in English

Malcomidos: Exclusive Excerpt in English

In an Argentina Independent exclusive, Soledad Barruti shares the introduction from her book ‘Malcomidos: How the Argentine food industry is killing us’. Read it here.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Secret Negotiations For a New Global Economy

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Secret Negotiations For a New Global Economy

As 12 countries (including Chile, Peru, and Mexico) secretly negotiate a mega-free trade agreement called TPP, groups around the world protest its potential social and environmental impact. Lucy Adler reports.

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Underground Market Vendor Profile: Untrashed Reciclados

Underground Market Vendor Profile: Untrashed Reciclados

In the lead up to the Underground Market, we’ll be talking to some of the vendors so you can get to know them better -starting by the old favourites! Today: Untrashed Reciclados.

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Jane Goodall: Iconic Conservationist Back in Argentina for Documentary

Jane Goodall: Iconic Conservationist Back in Argentina for Documentary

Renowned conservationists Jane Goodall and Roger Payne, met for the first time in Argentina this week to film a documentary in Patagonia and hold a global online conference. Brendan O’Boyle reports.

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Spring Without Monsanto: From Festival to Roadblock

Spring Without Monsanto: From Festival to Roadblock

Residents of Malvinas Argentinas, Córdoba province, have set up an indefinite roadblock at the entrance to a controversial new seed plant being built by US agricultural giant Monsanto. Aigul Safiullina reports.

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