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Land grabber’s paradise: Cameroonian environmentalist faces trial | Climate Connections

Arrested, assaulted and then charged with libel: this is just some of what land and environmental activist Nasako Besingi has faced while helping communities from the southwest region of Cameroon stop US company Herakles Farms HF from grabbing their lands for the development of a 20,000 hectare palm oil plantation. 79 more words


Hundreds of Maasai Families under threat of eviction as Geothermal companies invade their land in Kenya | Climate Connections

Reminiscent of what happened to the Maasai community in Narasha in 2013, Maasai pastoralists in Kedong, Akira and Suswa are glaring at massive evictions arising from a group of concessions awarded to several companies including Hyundai, Toshiba, Sinopec and African Geothermal International AGIL for the purposes of developing geothermal projects on the Maasai lands.According to the local communities–who claim ancestry to the land and have filed cases in Kenyan courts– African Geothermal International AGIL and Marine Power along with Akira I and Akira II1 have disregarded court injunctions instituted by the Maasai, proceeding to deploy their heavy machinery to their proposed project sites without due diligence or consultations with the local communities. 36 more words


UK Floods: Return it to the Sea | Daily Browse

In 2008 her agency therefore produced a 275-page document categorising areas at risk of flooding under six policy options. These ranged from Policy 1, covering areas where flood defences should be improved, down to category 6, where, in the name of ‘biodiversity’, the policy should be to ‘take action to increase the frequency of flooding’. 153 more words