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Mi'kmaw nation fights fracking on sovereign land

Why is Canadian government concerned with the Mi'kmaw land? Canada accepted Houston-based Southwestern Energy Company's  bid to begin an exploration program  over 2.5 million acres to test new hydrocarbon basins.

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Midwestern states call for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba

On July 14, 2013, the Council of State Governments Midwest unanimously passed a resolution to remove trade, financial and travel restrictions to Cuba.

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Panamanian right cedes to U.S. before elections

The president of Panama is putting on a big show right now. Is it for the benefit of the voters in the 2014 presidential and legislative elections, or is it for the U.S., the historical kingmaker of Panamanian politics?

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After a long winter, tropical rain forest sounded lovely

I learned that the political left was influential in Costa Rica. But they were divided. A united left could form a winning coalition. The people of Costa Rica deserve nothing less.

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Post-Fukushima Japan looking into fracking?

With anti-nuclear protests heating up after Japan revoked a previous anti-nuke plan, the country is desperately looking for energy alternatives.

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Should mining in Greenland follow the U.S.’s example?

There are serious talks about turning the country into a mining frontier in order to access its many precious metals.

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West Nile virus worsening with climate change

Outbreaks of the sometimes-fatal West Nile virus across the United States have intensified, making this one of the worst years for the mosquito-borne disease.

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Fukushima nuclear disaster cleanup needs global cooperation

Yamada said this disaster requires mobilizing international expertise along with an international inspection team.

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Germany's plans to go green

If the shift is successful, Germany could stand as a paradigm for industrialized countries looking to do the same.

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German wind farm delayed over possible danger to porpoises

The 230,000-plus porpoises (and dolphins) in the North and Baltic seas use sound to navigate, locate prey, and find mating partners. Interference with that could, indeed, effectively kill them.

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