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Pakistan drought: government accused over child deaths Sindh province

Guardian: NGOs in Pakistan say the death of at least 132 children in a drought in Sindh province might have been avoided had the government responded sooner. Continue reading

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Barrick Gold fined for Chile project

BBC: Chilean authorities have fined the world’s largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corp, more than $16m for environmental offences. Construction at the Pascua-Lama mine, on the border with Argentina, has been suspended until a system to contain contaminated water is put in place. The news led to share trading in the Canadian-owned company being halted in New York and Toronto after a sell-off Continue reading

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Canadian Oil Pipeline Plan Meets Resistance

National Public Radio: The Canadian oil company TransCanada plans to expand a pipeline to transport crude oil from Alberta to Texas through the central U.S. The proposal has sparked debate on both sides of the border about energy security, the environment and safety. Continue reading

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Dam at heart of Amazon rain forest approved

WalesOnline: The massive Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon rain forest won approval from Brazil`s environmental protection agency, clearing the way for construction of a project fiercely opposed by environmentalists, indigenous activists and celebrities including film director James Cameron and rock star Sting. The dam would be the world`s third largest, behind China`s Three Gorges dam and the Itaipu, which straddles the border of Brazil and Paraguay. Continue reading

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Saving crticial wilderness areas in Rwanda’s forests

Rainforest News: The landscape around Gisenyi in western Rwanda, on the border to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is breathtakingly beautiful. Mount Nyiragongo towers majestically over the city, which is contiguous with the city of Goma across the border in DRC Continue reading

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