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Canada, bowing to oil companies, fires ocean scientists

After massive layoffs at Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans, leading ocean scientists - and the environment itself - will suffer the consequences.

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Peru mine conflict pits David against Goliath

The action, emblematic of conflict throughout Latin America between local people and multi-national mining corporations, resulted in violent confrontation.

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Chile launches reforestation campaign for exotic Patagonia

In Patagonia, an exotic natural region of southern Chile, efforts to begin reforestation are commencing.

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UK fracking firms face surge of protests

News that a gas extraction process which triggered two earthquakes is likely to resume brought a surge of protest bubbling to the surface on Tuesday.

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Alberta oil sands: bear death toll rises, Lakotas protest

Senseless killing of  bears, wolves and caribou can be avoided, but the Canadian oil industry and government are putting profits before responsible environmental welfare.

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Shell must be held accountable for murder, say Nigerian victims

The case could mean that the days of corporations getting away with massive human rights abuse without legal consequence may be coming to an end.

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Big Oil may rob Canada of jobs

There is growing concern that Canada is rapidly becoming a petro-state. And in this shift, manufacturing jobs are disappearing.

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Intense protests rock Patagonian Chile

Aysen protest groups coalesced under the slogan "Aysen, your problem is my problem." The government in Santiago received their demands on February 25.

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Monsanto found guilty of poisoning French farmer

"I am alive today," said Francois, now 47. "But part of the farming population is going to be sacrificed and is going to die because of this."

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Fight continues over highway through Bolivian indigenous preserve

An indigenous-led government at odds with an indigenous opposition exemplifies one contradiction surfacing during the fight.

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