Caribbean resort project describes heat over threat to vulnerable species

The $2.6 bn project in St Lucia has promised sorely required tasks, but critics say it threatens the natural environment and local culture Conservationists have warned that a planned $2.6 bn resort developed as St Lucia which aims to attract Chinese investors could threaten vulnerable species and change the character of the island. The project, […]

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Canada approves sale of genetically modified salmon

Agencies: modified fish as safe and nutritious as conventional salmon, with growth hormone genes from two fish allowing it to grow twice as fast Health authorities in Canada have approved a fast-growing, genetically altered salmon as safe for intake, paving the style for it to become the first genetically modified animal to be allowed on […]

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‘The war goes on ‘: one tribe caught up in Colombia’s armed conflict

David Hill: Component 1 of a report on human rights and indigenous Siona people in the Putumayo region in the Amazon Placido Yaiguaje Payaguaje, an indigenous Siona man, was standing right where his 80 -something mother was blown apart by a land-mine. There was a crater about the size of a beach ball. Surrounding foliage […]

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‘Coral bleaching is getting worse … but the biggest problem is pollution’

Conservationists are battling to save the 700 -mile Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in the Caribbean suffering the effects of mass tourism and global warming The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the largest hurdle reef in the western hemisphere- an underwater wilderness stretching over 700 miles along the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. One of the […]

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Land grab in Amazon jungle threatens dispossession, violence and slaying

President Temer is courting the mining companies and their political backers by breaking into pristine rainforest On 23 August it emerged that the president of Brazil, Michel Temer, had issued a decree abolishing the protected status of an immense area of the Amazon forest. The region is in the north of the country, beyond the […]

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Chile jolted by major 7.6 -magnitude earthquake

Evacuation order and tsunami watch lifted three hours after the Christmas Day quake struck, allowing 5,000 people to return home A major 7.6 -magnitude earthquake reached southern Chile on Sunday, inspiring thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported. Chiles national emergency office( Onemi) lifted both the evacuation order and […]

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Tensions rise as US border agents stop Canadian anglers in disputed waters off Maine

Boats have reportedly been stopped near islands of Machias Seal and North Rock as US agents search for undocumented migrants Canada’s government is investigating reports that US border patrol officers have intercepted and questioned crew members on more than 20 Canadian vessels in disputed waters off the coast of Maine. interactive The reports have thrust […]

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Hurricane Jose: storm nearly ‘category five’ as it follows Irma’s destructive path

The system is nearing the eastern Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Anguilla, promising further devastation in the wake of the giant Irma Hurricane Jose has weakened slightly, but remains a “dangerous category four hurricane” as it heads towards the eastern Caribbean islands ravage by Hurricane Irma. Jose was about 160 miles (260km) east-southeast of the […]

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Hockey, weed and taxes? 11 Canadian stereotypes debunked

Canada is often pictured as a uniformly cold, multicultural, socialist paradise full of beer-swilling ice hockey fans. But a close look at the evidence uncovers some very different truths good and bad about the Great White North Its pretty easy to conjure an idea of a Canadian. As one young paramour looking to marry an […]

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North America far off from ocean preservation targets, report discoveries

Mexico, Canada and US collaborate on report that concludes the three nations will have to dramatically ramp up efforts to reach 10% protection goal North America is far from reaching national and international targets for protecting oceans, according to a first-of-its-kind report released on Wednesday. The Dare to Be Deep report, created by a alliance […]

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