Environmentalists Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 9/27/2011 12:05:46 AM EST
    Riot police speak with indigenous protesters during a blockade at the airport in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. Bolivia's Defense Minister Cecilia Chacon resigned Monday after police violently broke up Sunday a protest by indigenous and environmentalists groups who were marching towards La Paz, against the construction of a government planned highway that would cut through the nature preserve Territorio Indigena Parque Nacional Isiboro Secure, TIPNIS, home to 15,000 natives. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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    Posted: 9/27/2011 12:05:46 AM EST
    A demonstrator sets tree branches along the tarmac during a blockade at the airport in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, Monday Sept. 26, 2011. Bolivia's Defense Minister Cecilia Chacon resigned Monday after police violently broke up Sunday a protest by indigenous and environmentalists groups who were marching towards La Paz, against the construction of a government planned highway that would cut through the nature preserve Territorio Indigena Parque Nacional Isiboro Secure, TIPNIS, home to 15,000 natives. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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    Posted: 9/27/2011 12:05:46 AM EST
    Protesters sit on motorcycles next to burning tires during a blockade at the airport in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, Monday Sept. 26, 2011. Bolivia's Defense Minister Cecilia Chacon resigned Monday after police violently broke up Sunday a protest by indigenous and environmentalists groups who were marching towards La Paz, against the construction of a government planned highway that would cut through the nature preserve Territorio Indigena Parque Nacional Isiboro Secure, TIPNIS, home to 15,000 natives. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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    Posted: 9/27/2011 12:00:51 AM EST
    This Sept. 19, 2011 aerial photo shows a tar sands tailings pond at a mine facility near Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada. Environmentalists hoping to block a proposed underground oil pipeline that would snake 1,700 miles from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico have pinned their hopes on an unlikely ally _ the conservative state of Nebraska where opposition to Keystone XL pipeline has risen steadily since the project was proposed three years ago. Public hearings will start Sept. 27, in Lincoln on the 16-inch steel pipe that if built would carry oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma to refineries in Texas. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)
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    Posted: 9/27/2011 12:00:51 AM EST
    This Sept. 19, 2011 aerial photo shows a tar sands tailings pond at a mine facility near Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada. Environmentalists hoping to block a proposed underground oil pipeline that would snake 1,700 miles from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico have pinned their hopes on an unlikely ally _ the conservative state of Nebraska where opposition to Keystone XL pipeline has risen steadily since the project was proposed three years ago. Public hearings will start Sept. 27, in Lincoln on the 16-inch steel pipe that if built would carry oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma to refineries in Texas. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)
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    Posted: 9/27/2011 12:00:51 AM EST
    This Sept. 19, 2011 aerial photo shows a tar sands mine facility near Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada. Environmentalists hoping to block a proposed underground oil pipeline that would snake 1,700 miles from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico have pinned their hopes on an unlikely ally _ the conservative state of Nebraska where opposition to Keystone XL pipeline has risen steadily since the project was proposed three years ago. Public hearings will start Sept. 27, in Lincoln on the 16-inch steel pipe that if built would carry oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma to refineries in Texas. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)
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    Posted: 9/26/2011 2:25:46 PM EST
    A man runs for cover after riot police fired tear gas canister during a protest in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, Monday Sept. 26, 2011. Bolivia's Defense Minister Cecilia Chacon resigned Monday after police violently broke up Sunday a protest by indigenous and environmentalists groups who were marching towards La Paz, against the construction of a government planned highway that would cut through the nature preserve Territorio Indigena Parque Nacional Isiboro Secure, TIPNIS, home to 15,000 natives. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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    Posted: 9/26/2011 2:25:45 PM EST
    Riot police stand guard at the entrance of the airport in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. Bolivia's Defense Minister Cecilia Chacon resigned Monday after police violently broke up Sunday a protest by indigenous and environmentalists groups who were marching towards La Paz, against the construction of a government planned highway that would cut through the nature preserve Territorio Indigena Parque Nacional Isiboro Secure, TIPNIS, home to 15,000 natives. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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    Posted: 9/26/2011 1:05:48 PM EST
    Demonstrators run for cover after riot police threw tear gas in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. Bolivia's Defense Minister Cecilia Chacon resigned Monday after police violently broke up Sunday a protest by indigenous and environmentalists groups who were marching towards La Paz. Protesters are against the construction of a government planned highway that would cut through the nature preserve Territorio Indigena Parque Nacional Isiboro Secure, TIPNIS, home to 15,000 natives. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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    Posted: 9/26/2011 1:05:47 PM EST
    Demonstrators argue with riot police during a blockade at the airport in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. Bolivia's Defense Minister Cecilia Chacon resigned Monday after police violently broke up Sunday a protest by indigenous and environmentalists groups who were marching towards La Paz, against the construction of a government planned highway that would cut through the nature preserve Territorio Indigena Parque Nacional Isiboro Secure, TIPNIS, home to 15,000 natives. The smoke is from tires being burned. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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    Posted: 9/26/2011 1:05:47 PM EST
    A demonstrator confronts riot police in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. Bolivia's Defense Minister Cecilia Chacon resigned Monday after police violently broke up Sunday a protest by indigenous and environmentalists groups who were marching towards La Paz, against the construction of a government planned highway that would cut through the nature preserve Territorio Indigena Parque Nacional Isiboro Secure, TIPNIS, home to 15,000 natives. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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    Posted: 9/19/2011 1:20:48 PM EST
    Suspects Jose Rodrigues Moreira, sits outside a police helicopter upon his arrival in Belem, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. Rodrigues was detained Sunday in a forested area near Novo Repartimento, in Brazil's Para state, in the murder of environmentalist activists Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife Maria do Espirito Santo who were shot to death last May. The killings occurred just hours before Brazil's lower house of Congress passed legislation environmentalists warned will increase deforestation in the region. (AP Photo/Lucivaldo Sena)
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    Posted: 9/19/2011 1:20:48 PM EST
    Suspects Jose Rodrigues Moreira, right, and Lindon Jonhson sit outside a police helicopter upon their arrival in Belem, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. Jonhson and Rodrigues were detained Sunday in a forested area near Novo Repartimento, in Brazil's Para state, in the murder of environmentalist activists Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife Maria do Espirito Santo who were shot to death last May. The killings occurred just hours before Brazil's lower house of Congress passed legislation environmentalists warned will increase deforestation in the region. (AP Photo/Lucivaldo Sena)
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    Posted: 9/19/2011 1:20:48 PM EST
    Suspects Jose Rodrigues Moreira, left, and Lindon Jonhson are escorted upon their arrival in Belem, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. Jonhson and Rodrigues were detained Sunday in a forested area near Novo Repartimento, in Brazil's Para state, in the murder of environmentalist activists Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife Maria do Espirito Santo who were shot to death last May. The killings occurred just hours before Brazil's lower house of Congress passed legislation environmentalists warned will increase deforestation in the region. (AP Photo/Lucivaldo Sena)
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    Posted: 8/30/2011 4:51:04 PM EST
    In this Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 photo, obtained by the Associated Press outside Iran shows riot police officers taking position during a protest, at the northwestern city of Oroumieh, Iran. Protesters demanding greater environmental protections for one of the world's biggest saltwater lakes have clashed with security forces in western Iran. Oroumieh is on the shores of a lake of the same name about 370 miles (600 kilometers) northwest of the capital Tehran. Environmentalists and activists have been raising alarms for years that the lake is threatened by drought and aggressive agriculture policies.(AP Photo) EDITORS NOTE AS A RESULT OF AN OFFICIAL IRANIAN GOVERNMENT BAN ON FOREIGN MEDIA COVERING SOME EVENTS IN IRAN, THE AP WAS PREVENTED FROM INDEPENDENT ACCESS TO THIS EVENT
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    Posted: 8/30/2011 4:51:04 PM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, April 29, 2011 file photo, an Iranian family walk on the solidified salts of the Oroumieh Lake, Iran, as they sightsee the lake. Protesters demanding greater environmental protections for one of the world's biggest saltwater lakes have clashed with security forces in western Iran. Oroumieh is on the shores of a lake of the same name about 370 miles (600 kilometers) northwest of the capital Tehran. Environmentalists and activists have been raising alarms for years that the lake is threatened by drought and aggressive agriculture policies. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
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    Posted: 8/30/2011 4:51:04 PM EST
    FILE - In this Saturday, April 30, 2011 file photo, a dead bird lies on the solidified salts of the Oroumieh Lake, Iran, on its shore, some 370 miles (600 kilometers) northwest of the capital Tehran. Protesters demanding greater environmental protections for one of the world's biggest saltwater lakes have clashed with security forces in western Iran. Environmentalists and activists have been raising alarms for years that the lake is threatened by drought and aggressive agriculture policies. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
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    Posted: 8/30/2011 4:51:04 PM EST
    In this Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 photo obtained by the Associated Press outside of Iran shows a motorbike set on fire by protestors and rocks on the street, while two police officers stand at right, during a protest at the northwestern city of Oroumieh, Iran. Protesters demanding greater environmental protections for one of the world's biggest saltwater lakes have clashed with security forces in western Iran. Oroumieh is on the shores of a lake of the same name about 370 miles (600 kilometers) northwest of the capital Tehran and environmentalists and activists have been raising alarms for years that the lake is threatened by drought and aggressive agriculture policies. (AP Photo) EDITORS NOTE AS A RESULT OF AN OFFICIAL IRANIAN GOVERNMENT BAN ON FOREIGN MEDIA COVERING SOME EVENTS IN IRAN, THE AP WAS PREVENTED FROM INDEPENDENT ACCESS TO THIS EVENT
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    Posted: 8/30/2011 4:51:03 PM EST
    In this Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 photo, obtained by the Associated Press outside Iran, shows a motorbike is set on fire by protestors and rocks remain on the street, during a protest at the northwestern city of Oroumieh, Iran. Protesters demanding greater environmental protections for one of the world's biggest saltwater lakes have clashed with security forces in western Iran. Oroumieh is on the shores of a lake of the same name about 370 miles (600 kilometers) northwest of the capital Tehran and environmentalists and activists have been raising alarms for years that the lake is threatened by drought and aggressive agriculture policies.(AP Photo) EDITORS NOTE AS A RESULT OF AN OFFICIAL IRANIAN GOVERNMENT BAN ON FOREIGN MEDIA COVERING SOME EVENTS IN IRAN, THE AP WAS PREVENTED FROM INDEPENDENT ACCESS TO THIS EVENT
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    Posted: 8/30/2011 4:51:03 PM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, April 29, 2011 file photo, an abandoned ship is stuck in the solidified salts of the Oroumieh Lake, Iran. Protesters demanding greater environmental protections for one of the world's biggest saltwater lakes have clashed with security forces in western Iran. Oroumieh is on the shores of a lake of the same name about 370 miles (600 kilometers) northwest of the capital Tehran. Environmentalists and activists have been raising alarms for years that the lake is threatened by drought and aggressive agriculture policies. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)