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At least 50 dead, 100 burned after oil tanker collision in Democratic Republic of the Congo

KINSHASA, Congo — At least 50 people were killed early Saturday and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the lea…

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Oil palm, rubber could trigger ‘storm’ of deforestation in the Congo Basin

Earthsight documented approximately 500 square kilometers (193 square miles) of deforestation to clear the way for new rubber and oil palm plantations in Central Africa’s rainforest countries in the past five years. The team also found that companies in …

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Activists warn of industrial palm oil expansion in Congo rainforest – Mongabay.com

Activists warn of industrial palm oil expansion in Congo rainforest
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Another controversial concession, this time in Cameroon, has received considerable pushback from international NGOs as well as local groups. U.S.-based Herakles Farms is working to develop a 60,000 hectare palm oil plantation in forest bordering four

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Political v. Cultural Ecology in the Congo – Examiner

Political ecology, as it should come as no surprise, is found in every region in the world, most notably in major industrial powers such as the United States, Europe and Asia. Discussions related to environmental preservation and ecological protection …
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