July

Planned gas pipeline in Puerto Rico brings criticism

The project would cut diagonally through sensitive mountain forest regions, the largest on the island, home to much of Puerto Rico's biodiversity.

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Chile's right-wing president on the ropes

Right-wing President Sebastian Piñera's popularity rate is at 31 percent, down from 63 percent approval months earlier.

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France bans fracking

The French parliament voted to ban fracking - a worrisome technique used to extract gas from rock deposits.