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Indigenous communities in Ecuador battle oil industry's environmental threats

In Ecuador's Amazon, the Indigenous A’i Cofán people are confronting the state-owned oil company, Petroecuador, to protect their land from oil exploitation, challenging decades of conservation efforts.

Aimee Gabay reports for Grist.

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Peru congress debates stripping isolated Indigenous people of land and protections

A new bill under debate in Peru’s congress seeks to reevaluate the existence of every Indigenous reserve for isolated peoples to determine whether to keep them or scrap them completely.

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The Amazon reef that may be threatened by oil drilling

Scientists say a rare reef habitat near the mouth of the Amazon is at risk from oil exploration.
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P.K. Read: Whale ears, Shell Oil, and the hidden toll of seismic surveys

Oil exploration off South Africa’s coast threatens to silence, subdue, and scatter the region’s marine life.

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Europe’s big oil companies are turning electric

Under pressure from governments and investors, industry leaders like BP and Shell are accelerating their production of cleaner energy.
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Report names the banks financing destructive oil projects in the Amazon

In recent years, five of the most powerful international banks and investment funds have financed oil exploration in the region where the Amazon River begins.

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Trump's OPEC gambit exposes folly of Arctic drilling
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Trump's OPEC gambit exposes folly of Arctic drilling

As Trump now pleads with OPEC to curb global oil production, he should be pausing his administration’s rush to lease off America’s public lands and waters to oil companies. Instead, the rush to lease new lands is picking up speed, threatening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
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