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Iraqi "Green Belt" Fights Against Desertification

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June 10, 2012
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Trees as far as the eye can see are the weapons one Iraqi province is employing in the fight against desertification in a country where decades of conflict have exacted a terrible environmental toll.


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Reality Show With Depth: Live Ocean Exploration

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AP (Aug. 8, 2013) — With vicious fights, stunning beauties, and live surprises around nearly every corner, it may be the ultimate in reality TV. Except this non-scripted show has much more depth than what's normally on television. Try nearly 10,000 feet deep.
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Thousands of Romanians Protest Against Mining Project

Thousands of Romanians Protest Against Mining Project

AFP (Nov. 4, 2013) — Thousands of Romanians take to the streets in the latest weekly demonstration to protest against a controversial Canadian gold mine project and against shale gas exploration.
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Gas Natural Sale Sidelined Until CEO Lawsuit Resolved

Gas Natural Sale Sidelined Until CEO Lawsuit Resolved

TheStreet (July 11, 2014) — Gas Natural, the Ohio-based company mired in scandal, was recently talking to prospective buyers about a sale, but talks came to a screeching halt when former CEO Richard Osborne filed a lawsuit against the company. The scandal started back in November when Ohio regulators ordered an investigation into Gas Natural. In May, the company announced that Osborne would be retiring and his son would take the reins. Late last month, Osborne Senior struck back, filing a lawsuit against the company. The suit has forced Gas Natural to put the sale on the back burner, but sources say that as soon as the matter is settled, the company will once again be on the prowl for a buyer. Even with the controversy surrounding the company, there will be no shortage of buyers as there is an intense level of interest in the gas local distribution space. Similar companies that have recently traded hands have fetched rich ebitda multiples of 10.5 times. With about $20 million in ebitda last year, Gas Natural could easily fetch north of $200 million in a sale. Video provided by TheStreet
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Patagonia Environmental Protection Versus Clean Energy

Patagonia Environmental Protection Versus Clean Energy

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 13, 2012) — American conservationist Kristine Tompkins and her husband Douglas have bought 263,000 hectares of land from Argentinian farmers in order to create a national park. But Chile's energy sector wants to produce hydroelectricity on the same land. A consortium plans to build five dams and flood large areas of land to produce hydroelectric power. Kris and Doug Tompkins are battling against Chilean politicians and ranchers. In the past 20 years, the couple has created a total of 11 nature preserves in South America for about 250 million dollars. Selfless commitment or checkbook tourism?
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