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Colombian president: no oil drilling in award-winning Seaflower marine reserve

Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, announced over the weekend that there will be no oil exploration in the award-winning Seaflower Biosphere Reserve and Marine Protected Area (MPA).
"We have been studying the issue with the Minister of Environment and will not allow signing of exploration,"
- Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos

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Colombian president: no oil drilling in award-winning Seaflower marine reserve

Source: MongaBay, Thu October 06, 2011
Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, announced over the weekend that there will be no oil exploration in the award-winning Seaflower Biosphere Reserve and Marine Protected Area (MPA).

BP oil giant vs. Colombian farmers

Source: Sideways News, Tue December 01, 2009
Oil giant BP is being sued in the High Court by 95 Colombian peasant farmers, who claim the construction of an 830km pipeline has destroyed crops and water supplies, rendering the land unsuitable for the subsistence farming upon which they and their families depend.

Appreciation finds no language barriers during Continuing Promise

Source: Belvoir Eagle, Thu April 23, 2009
Eighty-five-year-old Simone Alexis arrived at a medical clinic set up by the crew of USNS Comfort wearing her Sunday best, in anticipation of getting new eyeglasses.

Exotic frogs found in Colombian Eden

Source: MSNBC, Sun March 01, 2009
Tacarcura Region, Colombia - A treasure trove of potential new species has been uncovered in a modern-day Garden of Eden in Colombia, scientists announced Monday.

PHOTOS: 1,000 Tombs Discovered in Colombia this article opens in a new window

Source: National Geographic, Fri May 09, 2008
The massive burial site contains a treasure trove of artifacts and information about two little-known South American civilizations, experts said.

Bamboo, dubbed ‘vegetal steel,’ superb for building

Source: Charleston Daily Mail, Sat February 09, 2008
Girardot, Colombia - Forget steel and concrete. The building material of choice for the 21st century might just be bamboo.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Brangelina’s 1st Aid

Source: New York Post, Fri September 28, 2007
New York City, New York, USA - Bill Clinton's global conference to help the world's needy turned into the Brangelina show yesterday -- with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announcing they're spearheading efforts to raise millions to educate kids in war-torn countries and to rebuild New Orleans.

Cocaine use by workers drops

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Mon August 13, 2007
Washington, D.C., USA - Crackdowns on drug traffickers by Colombia and Mexico are credited with a drop in cocaine use by U.S. workers, according to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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