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Remediation overdue: South American countries fail to enforce oil cleanup laws

Existing legislation in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia provides for the remediation of environmental damage, though experts point to a “lack of political will” to enforce the laws.

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Standing Rock docs: Police partnered with Energy Transfer, TigerSwan

TigerSwan and pipeline firm Energy Transfer worked with police and the National Sheriffs’ Association against Standing Rock NoDAPL protests.
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Not all parts of the rainforest have suffered equally

New study suggests 3 ingredients are needed to stem forest losses: giving indigenous groups' control over land, designating protected areas—and law enforcement.
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Protests near German village vacated to expand coal mine

Scuffles broke out on Monday outside a village in western Germany that is to be razed to allow the expansion of a coal mine, a plan that is drawing resistance from climate activists.

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44% of Canadians fear climate change will impact food security

Canada is a net exporter of food with federal analysts predicting an increase in the number of frost-free days would actually boost production.

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Trial of palm oil tycoon Surya Darmadi begins in Jakarta

Palm oil tycoon Surya Darmadi began trial in Jakarta on Thursday over an alleged corruption scheme that deforested tens of thousands of hectares on the island of Sumatra.

Raid against Sumatran official uncovers use of slave labor on oil palm farm
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Raid against Sumatran official uncovers use of slave labor on oil palm farm

JAKARTA — A sting by anti-corruption officers in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province has uncovered evidence that a powerful local official allegedly used slave labor on his oil palm plantation. Agents from the KPK, Indonesia’s anti-corruption commission, found 48 men locked up in barred cells during a raid on Jan. 18 at the residential compound of […]
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