In a Colombian wetland, oil woes deepen with the arrival of fracking

A century of oil extraction has failed to yield the promised social and economic dividends, while compromising local water resources.

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Miami 'starchitects' under scrutiny for cutting protected mangroves. Again

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Analysis: Deciphering dueling analyses of clean water regulations.

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EPA adds to list of Coakley failures.

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