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Congolese Activists Honored Fighting Oil Exploration Virunga National Park

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National Public Radio: Virunga National Park, home to roughly a quarter of the world’s remaining 880 mountain gorillas, was featured in Dian Fossey’s Gorillas in the Mist.
This week, the Alexander Soros Foundation gave its annual Extraordinary Achievement in Environmental and Human Rights award to two activists from the Democratic Republic of Congo who have resisted the efforts of SOCO International, a U.K.-based oil company, to prospect for oil from Virunga National Park. The park, which is classified as a World Heritage…
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Brazil, land of water, goes thirsty

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Agence France-Presse: The sign — “risk of drowning” — outside one of Rio de Janeiro’s freshwater reservoirs looks like a joke: there’s no water here left to drown in.
Instead, the Saracuruna reservoir near Duque de Caxias, outside Rio, is an expanse of sand, mud and vegetation. Four stray dogs scamper and cattle come to drink from a stream still running through the middle.
“It’s been a long time since there was any water here,” said a security guard walking up the dry bed to order AFP journalists away on Friday….
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Beverly Hills fined for not conserving enough water in drought

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Reuters: Upscale Beverly Hills is among four California cities where water utilities have been fined for not forcing residents to conserve enough water during California’s unrelenting four-year drought, officials said on Friday.
The wealthy Los Angeles area municipality was fined $61,000 on Thursday, making it the only community not located in a desert singled out for penalties, the California State Water Resources Board said.
“Some urban water suppliers simply have not met the requirements laid before…
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