Galapagos Islands: outcry after Ecuador allows US military to use airstrip

Political row sparked after government dedicated US permission to use island for anti-narcotics flights The Galapagos Islands are at the centre of political row in Ecuador after the government agreed to allow US anti-narcotics planes to use an airstrip on the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Dozens of people demonstrated outside the […]

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Land opposed could award thousands of indigenous Americans new rights in Canada

A British Columbia supreme court ruling allowing a Native American in the US to hunt in Canada could give tens of thousands new rights When Rick Desautel shoot the elk perched high on a immerse hillside, he followed his typical routine: he retrieved the fallen animal, garmented it and packed out the meat to his […]

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‘It feels like Dominica is finished’: life amid the ruins left by Hurricane Maria | Janise Elie

With almost every building injury or reduced to rubble , no power and little water, survivors of Septembers cyclones are relying on shelters and a percolate of aid When it rains or the wind blows in the tiny angling village of Scotts Head, the youngest residents run for encompas. With Dominica’s once-lush landscape deeply scarred […]

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Mexico generates vast new ocean reserve to protect ‘Galapagos of North America’

Fishing, mining and new hotels will be prohibited in the biologically spectacular Revillagigedo archipelago Mexico’s government has created the largest ocean reserve in North America around a Pacific archipelago regarded as its crown jewel. The measures will help ensure the conservation of marine animals including whales, giant lights and turtles. The protection zone spans 57,000 […]

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

David Hill: Proportion 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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The ecological misfortune that turned a vast Bolivian lake into a salt desert

What was once the countrys second largest lagoon is now a salt flat and the vanishing waters are taking an indigenous communities way of life with them The remainder of an ancient sea at the heart of South America is fast becoming a memory: a white plain of salt stretches for miles, with simply a […]

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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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