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Oil deal 'threatens Ugandan biodiversity'

Alice Klein
| 9th March 2012
The discovery of oil in Uganda was a blessing to the impoverished East African country. But before the oil has even started pumping, disputes over tax, accusations of corruption and fears for the environment plague the sector. Alice Klein reports from Hoima

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A landscape created by a love of oil

Tar sands: tearing the flesh from the Earth

Paul Miles
| 18th August 2009
As the price of oil increases again, Canada's tar sands once more look like a giant cash cow to the industry. Now, the only thing standing between the 400 ton bulldozers and rampant environmental destruction may be a small group of First Nations people...

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Fighting Coal

Fighting Coal

Frank Joseph Smecker
| 7th July 2009
The Appalachians, America's vast network of mountains, has long been threatened by destructive coal mining practices. Local communities fighting mountain top removal are putting their hopes behind new legislation now in Congress

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Abstract photo with tree in lightbulb

Roundtable on renewables

Mark Anslow
| 1st June 2009
The Ecologist harnessed the power of several luminaries from the renewables world to find out why a wholly renewable future seems no closer than before.

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