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‘We are jobless because of fish poisoning’: Vietnamese fishermen battle for justice

quang trach, vietnam
A beach in Quang Trach district is strewn with dead fish after the toxic spill in April 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A year after Vietnam’s worst environmental disaster, lives remain ruined while the government cracks down on protesters seeking compensation

August 14, 2017 — “We used to eat the meat of the pig, but now all we have to eat is the skin” – the Vietnamese saying neatly encapsulates the predicament facing the country’s fishermen, says Nguyen Viet Thieu. Continue reading ‘We are jobless because of fish poisoning’: Vietnamese fishermen battle for justice

Spill Tracker

An explosion in North American fossil fuel extraction has led to a dangerous rise in pipeline spills and oil train derailments

January 15, 2016 — Shipping oil and gas across our country and Canada is a dangerous business, whether it’s by rail, ship, or pipeline. Major accidents might make headlines for a few days or weeks, Continue reading Spill Tracker