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Bolivian president rallies New Yorkers to protect nature

The earth has its own rights, and we are responsible for protecting them, Bolivian President Evo Morales told a standing room-only crowd.

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UN water vote seen as triumph for Bolivia’s Morales

Bolivia's president won praise July 28 when the UN General Assembly approved a groundbreaking Bolivian resolution on the right of all human beings to water and sanitation.

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China death toll continues

 The toll of deaths in mudslides in Northwest China has reached 337 and keeps rising, as rescuers and diggers use their bare hands in a desperate search for more than 1,100 others that are still missing.

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World Notes: Canada, Romania, Mozambique, India, Austria

The right to clean water, toxic gold mining, biofuel's human toll, measuring India's poverty, good and bad on HIV/AIDS.

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Bolivia hosts alternative summit on people and Mother Earth

The First World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth took place April 19-22 near Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Global warming deniers, like zombies, come back from the dead

Is global warming a conspiracy concocted to destroy private property and freedom?

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10th World Social Forum in Porto Alegre

The 10th World Social Forum opened on Jan. 26 in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre with a call for activists across the world to "unite to change the world.

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El Salvador: For people's dignity, yes to life, no to mining

Video: Environmentalists from El Salvador speak out against the Pacific Rim Mining Company and its attempt to exploit their country's natural resources.

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Class conflict surfaces at climate summit

Half way into the 15th UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen on December 7-18, 100,000 demonstrators from 500 different organizations were in the streets protesting.

Copenhagen or bust?

Much sheer speculation has been written about the upcoming Copenhagen climate negotiations, and we will see much more over the next few weeks. What is this conference about?

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