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 Myrthe Verwije

 

The impact of 'China's lithium capital' on Tibetan livelihoods

The impact of 'China's lithium capital' on Tibetan livelihoods

Jan 04, 2017

Tibetans in China's Sichuan provinces are seeing and feeling the impact of a large lithium mine on their environment. The land they worship is threatened and the river their animals drink from is poisoned.

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Sign the open letter: tell Samsung to stop poisoning workers

Sign the open letter: tell Samsung to stop poisoning workers

Jan 02, 2017

The U.S. non-profit organisation Green America is inviting people to sign their open letter to Samsung's management, to tell them to stop poisoning workers and to protect their workers' rights.

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Zhengzhou's 'iPhone City', where half of the world's iPhones are made, built on government perks

Zhengzhou's 'iPhone City', where half of the world's iPhones are made, built on government perks

Jan 02, 2017

A new investigative report from the New York Times reveals the wide range of incentives that the local government of Zhengzhou, China, has provided to attract Foxconn.

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'We don't eat batteries': the impact of lithium mining on Chile and Argentina's Atacamas

'We don't eat batteries': the impact of lithium mining on Chile and Argentina's Atacamas

Dec 22, 2016

The Washington Post has recently published an in-depth article about the consequences of lithium mining for indigenous communities in Chile and Argentina.

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Fairphone's interactive map: tracing the phone's journey around the world

Fairphone's interactive map: tracing the phone's journey around the world

Dec 21, 2016

With an interactive map that shows the different materials, suppliers and manufacturing locations involved in making their phone, Fairphone shows what serious efforts towards transparency look like.

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