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Salvadoran student killed in struggle against toxic gold mining

This story isn't about the community activist victims suspiciously killed in Cabañas, El Salvador, in the last two years.

Planned gas pipeline in Puerto Rico brings criticism

The project would cut diagonally through sensitive mountain forest regions, the largest on the island, home to much of Puerto Rico's biodiversity.

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Chile's right-wing president on the ropes

Right-wing President Sebastian Piñera's popularity rate is at 31 percent, down from 63 percent approval months earlier.

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France bans fracking

The French parliament voted to ban fracking - a worrisome technique used to extract gas from rock deposits.

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China’s green power plan

The energy's always greener on the other side...of the world, that is. Particularly, in China.

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Bang your own head, not a seal’s

Humane Society International and heavy metal musicians are calling upon the Canadian government to cancel the 2011 commercial seal killings.

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Scientists fine-tune extinction rate projections

Although species extinction caused by habitat loss is not as dire a problem as initially believed, the global extinction crisis is still a real threat.

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Cuba's oil prospects pose dilemma for U.S.

On May 12, the Cuban government took advantage of an international meeting on oil drilling safety in Trinidad and Tobago to announce that drilling is about to begin for offshore wells in deep water off Cuba's northeastern coast.

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World Notes: Brazil, Turkey, Laos - and more

Some 80,000 workers stopped work in mid March at hydroelectric plants, refineries, and electric generating facilities in "the biggest social protest by workers in many years," according to upsidedownworld.org.

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Union leaders: World climate meet must include green, decent jobs

International trade union leaders are calling for decisive and ambitious climate action centered on social protections, doubling the number of green and decent jobs and ensuring a just transition to a greener future.

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