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Environment in Ecuador, Striking it Rich by Keeping Oil in the Ground

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Scientists are certain that Earth is suffering impacts of global warming, and that these impacts...

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Kelly Swing, director of the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the Yasuni National Park of Ecuador. He says “if we can’t justify saving a place that has more species per square kilometer than any other place on the planet, what are we going to decide to keep?”

Ecuador is working on a deal to lock up 1/5 of its oil reserves in exchange for $3.5B. The deal would also preserve some of the most bio-diverse forest on earth.

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