October

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Thousands protest Enbridge pipeline in Canada

In Canada, thousands of protesters flooded the lawn of the British Columbia Legislature building in Victoria for a "Defend Our Coast" demonstration.

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Texas farmers face off against Keystone pipeline

But there is an outcry among Texans who do not want pipelines snaking along their property - and who fear the environmental risks of potential spills.

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Bear rescue center faces risk of profit-driven shutdown

A bear rescue center run by Asian-focused (with a headquarters in Hong Kong) charity group Animals Asia faces an eviction from Tam Dao National Park in Vietnam.

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Historic vote to end “bear farming”

In a historic move, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature voted at its World Congress in Jeju, South Korea to phase out bear farming.