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Murdered because they wanted to protect the environment!

Environmental activists world wide  - including community leaders and journalists - were being killed at a rate of one per week during 2011 alone.

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Third oil spill in a month hits Canada

On June 19, 1,450 barrels of crude oil spilled from a pumping station on a pipeline operated by the Enbridge company.

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Canada may fast-track Big Oil at expense of environment

Activists and critics alike are outraged at the Canadian government's recent decision to drastically downsize its environmental assessment process.

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Canada, bowing to oil companies, fires ocean scientists

After massive layoffs at Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans, leading ocean scientists - and the environment itself - will suffer the consequences.

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Argentina takes control of oil firm

Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez presented a Bill to Congress April 16 that would empower her government to nationalize Spain's controlled oil company YPF.

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Alberta oil sands: bear death toll rises, Lakotas protest

Senseless killing of  bears, wolves and caribou can be avoided, but the Canadian oil industry and government are putting profits before responsible environmental welfare.

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Shell must be held accountable for murder, say Nigerian victims

The case could mean that the days of corporations getting away with massive human rights abuse without legal consequence may be coming to an end.

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Big Oil may rob Canada of jobs

There is growing concern that Canada is rapidly becoming a petro-state. And in this shift, manufacturing jobs are disappearing.

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Mexico's oil spill: another month for cleanup

Two weeks ago, a pipeline leak in coastal Mexico sent oil gushing into  Coatzacoalcos River.

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Weeklong "Occupy Nigeria" strike wins victory

A weeklong nationwide strike resulted in a victory for Nigerians as the government on Monday agreed to partially restore a popular fuel subsidy.

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