Social impacts of oil developments in Uganda: The past, present and future scenarios

Tom Ogwang, Department of Cultural Geography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Contact details: t.ogwang@rug.nl, or ogwangtom@gmail.com  Introduction Following the discovery of oil in 2006, production licences were issued to the Joint Venture Partners, CNOOC (2014), Total E&P Uganda (2017), and Tullow Uganda Operations (2017). The licences will run for 25 years, … Continue reading Social impacts of oil developments in Uganda: The past, present and future scenarios

Toxic Geographies: chemical plants, plantations, and plants that will not grow

Dr Thom Davies, University of Nottingham, @ThomDavies Prelude: Some of the ideas discussed in this Toxic News piece are explored further in two recent academic publications, available here and here (Open Access). In September 2017, I returned to Louisiana to continue ethnographic research about lived experiences in a region infamously nicknamed ‘Cancer Alley’ – home to the … Continue reading Toxic Geographies: chemical plants, plantations, and plants that will not grow

Editorial: Environmental justice and the embodied, lived experiences of toxic pollution

Dr David Brown, Research Assistant, University of Warwick The disproportionate impacts of toxic pollution have been well documented in environmental justice research, with marginalised, low-income and minority communities tending to bear the greatest burdens of industrial pollution. Environmental justice researchers have contributed significant insights into the myriad forms of injustice associated with the uneven benefits … Continue reading Editorial: Environmental justice and the embodied, lived experiences of toxic pollution

Seattle’s Segregated Riskscape

Troy D. Abel (Huxley College of the Environment on the Peninsulas, Western Washington University) Jonah White (Department of Geography, Michigan State University) Stacy Clauson (Department of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University) Emilio’s voice cracked in response to our air pollution experience question. He’s one of Seattle’s thousands of soccer dads. Emilio recounted smelling and tasting … Continue reading Seattle’s Segregated Riskscape

Bodies Exposed: Reframing the Geopolitics of Dilution in Canada’s Chemical Valley

Sarah Marie Wiebe (University of Hawai’i, Mānoa) Jen Bagelman (University of Exeter, United Kingdom) Laurence Butet-Roch (Ryerson University) I didn’t Know! Poem by Ada Lockridge Aamjiwnaang First Nation I didn’t Know that we had a say on what goes on in the plants I didn’t Know what was being released or how much or the … Continue reading Bodies Exposed: Reframing the Geopolitics of Dilution in Canada’s Chemical Valley

Contaminated Morals: the Struggle of Industrial Pollution in a Southern Italian City

Angelo Raffaele Ippolito (United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health) Bruno Andreas Walther (National Sun Yat-Sen University) Between 2017 and 2018, I carried out ethnographic fieldwork in the Southern Italian city of Taranto. Being from the city myself, I was aware of the ongoing struggle between a small group of active citizens and … Continue reading Contaminated Morals: the Struggle of Industrial Pollution in a Southern Italian City