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Climate Tipping Point Near Warn UN, World Bank

Article: Climate Tipping Point Near Warn UN, World Bank

WASHINGTON, DC, February 23, 2009 (ENS) – The planet is quickly approaching the tipping point for abrupt climate changes, perhaps within a few years, according to the UN Environmental Programme’s newly released 2009 Year Book and a separate World Bank report now being presented throughout Latin America. The UN agency warns that urgent action is…

Peru Quadruples Copper Mining Concession to Monterrico

Article: Peru Quadruples Copper Mining Concession to Monterrico

PIURA, Peru, January 5, 2008 (ENS) – The government of Peru has approved the request of British mining company Monterrico Metals to acquire a buffer zone around eight core mining concessions of the company’s Rio Blanco Project in the high mountains of northern Peru. The approval was granted against the will of the local residents,…

Peru's Andeans Celebrate Mining Rejection Despite Torture, Killings

Article: Peru's Andeans Celebrate Mining Rejection Despite Torture, Killings

AYABACA, Peru, September 10, 2008 (ENS) – Campesinos and townsfolk from Ayabaca and outlying rural communities in the Piuran Cordillera are celebrating the first anniversary of their citizen referendum rejecting the open-pit mining projects proposed for this Andean region. Since September 1, they have been participating in a series of conservation talks and festivities centered…