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By María Amparo Lasso

Suez Packs Its Bags and Won't Be Back
Following the withdrawal of its contract in Argentina, the multinational water services company hopes that its departure from Bolivia will be less conflictive. But one can expect that Latin America will not be among Suez's favorite destinations for some time to come.

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A dead seal pup in Gulf of St. Lawrence. / Credit: IFAW
By Stephen Leahy

Annual Seal Hunt Begins in Canada
Some 325,000 seals are in the sights of hunters in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian authorities and local residents say the bloody spectacle is justified.

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By Haider Rizvi

A Name as Means of Protection
An initiative to put together a global taxonomy index of species is under discussion at an international environmental meeting in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba. The idea is a good one, say experts, but what is lacking is money.

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It's a go for Brazilian space mission... Activists foment sustainable activity in Argentina's wetlands... Water fund created in Guatemala... Eco-education under scrutiny in Brazil... Promoting natural gas vehicles in Colombia...

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