"A commodity boom has helped pull millions out of poverty across South America over the past decade. It has also unleashed a new scramble for oil, minerals and cropland that is accelerating deforestation and fueling a new wave of land conflicts from Colombia to Chile."
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- Source: Wash Post, 01/01/2015
"U.S. oil drillers idled the most rigs since 2012 as prices slid below $55 a barrel to the lowest level in five years and a fight for market share with OPEC intensified."Source: Bloomberg, 01/01/2015
"MOAB, Utah — A different kind of spire is jutting into the iconic red rock vistas of Moab."Source: AP, 01/01/2015
"A newborn orca in the endangered pod that frequents Puget Sound is an encouraging sign following the death earlier this month of a pregnant killer whale from the same group."Source: AP, 01/01/2015
"Farmers in western Poland are warning of civil unrest if a vast coalmine and power plant are given the go-ahead, with thousands of people at risk of being forcibly relocated."Source: Guardian, 01/01/2015