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Chile scraps $2.5-billion mining project to protect penguins
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 25 Aug 2017,Friday
Chile has rejected plans for a $2.5-billion iron-mining project in the Coquimbo region, home to 80% of world's Humboldt penguins. A local firm wanted to extract the metal near the penguin reserve and build a port to ship it out. The Environment Minister said, "I firmly believe in development, but it cannot be at the cost of our environmental heritage".
short by Gaurav Shroff / 11:42 am on 25 Aug
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