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Third oil spill in a month hits Canada

On June 19, 1,450 barrels of crude oil spilled from a pumping station on a pipeline operated by the Enbridge company.

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Canada may fast-track Big Oil at expense of environment

Activists and critics alike are outraged at the Canadian government's recent decision to drastically downsize its environmental assessment process.

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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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Cuba celebrates International Children's Day

Cuba puts itself onto a fiesta footing each June 1 to entertain "those they know" who want every happiness, love, and an unforgettable International Children's Day.

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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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Honduran resistance group forms political party

Honduras' National Front for Popular Resistance gathered in Tegucigalpa, Feb. 11-12, to launch a political party. The name, Liberation and Re-foundation Party (Libre), is timely: Honduras is mired in catastrophe.

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Dickens "more relevant than ever" in Britain

On the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth, his biographer Claire Tomalin warned that the great novelist's depiction of injustice in society was still "amazingly relevant."

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Mexico's oil spill: another month for cleanup

Two weeks ago, a pipeline leak in coastal Mexico sent oil gushing into  Coatzacoalcos River.

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Media throws blanket on Shell Oil atrocities in Nigeria

Last month, oil magnate Royal Dutch Shell had an industrial accident, which asent one to two million gallons of oil straight into the ocen off the coast of Nigeria.

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