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Biopiracy: the struggle for equity in the scientific exploitation of natural resources

Biopiracy: the struggle for equity in the scientific exploitation of natural resources

The countries of the South demand that rich nations share the benefits of the biological resources extracted from their lands which are then used for medical, agricultural or industrial purposes. Known as “biopiracy”, the issue is a major stumbling block at the UN’s COP15 talks on biodiversity. In 2016, Indian environmental activist Vandana Shiva spoke …

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Federal government culls pigs in Congaree National Park to stop pollution and damage to natural resources

Federal government culls pigs in Congaree National Park to stop pollution and damage to natural resources

Federal snipers recently ventured deep into Congaree National Park, seeking to kill a voracious type of animal that threatens the preserve’s fragile forested floodplain southeast of Columbia. Feral pigs traverse South Carolina – and their destructive ways have not spared Congaree National Park, a 27,000-acre swamp forest that is the cornerstone of South Carolina’s nature …

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