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Governments agree on new protections for polar bears

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Convention on Migratory Species meeting in Ecuador adds listings for Cuvier’s beaked-whale, and 21 shark, ray and sawfish

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Ecuador signs permits for oil drilling in Amazon’s Yasuni national park

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Companies could start extracting oil underneath key biodiversity reserve on Earth by 2016

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What good are China’s green policies if its banks don’t listen?

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Chinese banks ignore pleas by Ecuadorians over planned copper mine and the “Green Credit Directive”

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Ecuador rejects petition to stop oil drilling in Yasuni national park

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Government says only 359,762 of 756,000 signatures were legitimate, meaning petition fails to trigger national referendum

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Yasuni campaigners claim oil drilling petition results are being manipulated

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Civil society groups say enough signatures have been gathered to force a referendum but authorities are interfering . . . → Read More: Yasuni campaigners claim oil drilling petition results are being manipulated

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Death threats made to Ecuadorian lawyer in Chevron pollution case

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Juan Pablo Saenz is representing small farmers trying to force Chevron to pay damages for pollution in the Amazon

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In the Chevron court case, ordinary Ecuadorians’ voices don’t seem to count

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Chevron is reluctant to give ground to the people affected by the dumping of toxic waste. But they’re not going to stop fighting for compensation . . . → Read More: In the Chevron court case, ordinary Ecuadorians’ voices don’t seem to count

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‘We’re on the cusp of a new oil boom in the Ecuadorian Amazon’

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Since announcing plans to drill for oil under Yasuni, Ecuador has vowed the national park will be left ‘99.9% intact’. But this promise is not being reflected on the ground . . . → Read More: ‘We’re on the cusp of a new oil boom in the Ecuadorian Amazon’

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Ecuador pursued China oil deal while pledging to protect Yasuni, papers show

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Negotiations took place while the country sought funds to forgo oil exploitation in pristine forest under the Yasuni-ITT scheme . . . → Read More: Ecuador pursued China oil deal while pledging to protect Yasuni, papers show

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Purring monkey and vegetarian piranha among 400 new Amazon species

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Four years of scientific expeditions have found previously unknown animals and plants in world’s largest tropical rainforest

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