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Number of Slain Environmental Activists Grew Over Past Decade, Report Finds

Protesters rally to protect the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Protestors rally to protect the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. (Photo: Stephen Hass / Flickr Creative Commons)

More people are standing up for their land, water, and other natural resources as they become increasingly exploited, but not without consequences. A recent report found that murders of environmental activists have surged over the past decade—totaling 908 documented deaths in 35 countries.  


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