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Colombia

Battling oil-palm devastation — from space

September 25, 2018

Oil palm plantations can destroy rain forests and the communities that depend on them, but they are widespread in Colombia, the fourth-largest exporter of palm oil in the world. Now a new project of the UK Space Agency aims to use high tech gadgetry to make palm oil cultivation in Colombia more sustainable, more scientific, […]

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Fracking foes succeed in Colombia

September 25, 2018

Fracking is officially banned in the Colombia, except when it isn’t. Citizens’ groups there have discovered that licenses have been extended in some regions for hydraulic fracturing, in which high-pressure fluids are used to break up rock formations underground, enabling the easier extraction of oil and gas.  Yet in one province, a well-organized protest movement, […]

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