News tagged with oil resources

Ecuador dumps Amazon 'nature-for-oil' scheme

Ecuador President Rafael Correa said major oil exploration in an unspoilt Amazon nature reserve could go ahead after the failure of an ambitious plan to secure billions of dollars in donations to avoid drilling in the area.

dateAug 16, 2013 in Environment
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Reducing negative impacts of palm oil plantations

Harmful environmental and social impacts of palm oil plantations in the developing world could be minimised by buffer zones around towns and villages; protection of areas with high ecosystem value and effective consultation ...

dateJun 24, 2013 in Environment
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Pact curbs seismic surveys in Gulf of Mexico

Oil and gas companies working in the Gulf of Mexico have agreed not to use seismic surveys for the next 30 months in three areas considered critical to whales and along the coast during the calving season for bottlenose dolphins.

dateJun 21, 2013 in Ecology
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Estonia eager to teach world about oil shale

Home to the creators of Skype and the first country to use online voting, Estonia relishes its image as a technological pioneer. But the tiny East European country's most far-reaching economic achievement could come from ...

dateMay 30, 2013 in Environment
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