Ecuador Asks Support to Protect Amazon

    Ecuador is appealing to Iran, Turkey and Dubai to support its initiative in protecting the Amazon region by foregoing the drilling of 850 million barrels of oil, Reuters reports. Ecuador refrains from touching the USD6 billion-worth of oil for fear of damaging the area with 410 million tons of carbon dioxide emission.

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    • Kristine Ballad

      As Devex staff writer, Kristine focuses on breaking news from around the globe, and on Philippine development in particular. She served more than half of her working years in Philippine government, working as public information officer and as writer at the House of Representatives.

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