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A Nossa Terra demands government action over Monchique mining threat

Press release Environmental NGO A Nossa Terra demands government action once and for all over the threat of mining to Picota hillside, in Monchique. The threat which “somehow came to a standstill” six years ago, is once again menacing populations, and a local economy based on sustainable rural tourism.On the 23th of February 2017, a request by mining company Felmica was published in government newspaper Diário de República, reference: Aviso n.º 2052/2017, DR n.º 39, 2.ª Série de 23 de fevreiro. This was a repeat of the request Felmica made in 2011 for an area of 161.2 hectares. This time, …

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A topical comment piece by Uwe Heitkamp, publisher of ECO12323 Petrol and diesel fuel are the dirty energies of yesterday. During a transitional period of perhaps 20 to 30 years, they will continue to be used, though less and less. Solar and wind power and hydroelectricity are clean energy sources, with which we are already producing more electricity year by year, to power both our houses and electric vehicles. The Paris Agreement stipulates that the move away from oil, coal and gas should start NOW. That is why one may well ask why GALP is starting to drill for oil …

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