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Sanders Surprises, Queen On Brexit, 5th Beatle Dies

Sanders Surprises, Queen On Brexit, 5th Beatle Dies

Sanders Surprises, Queen On Brexit, 5th Beatle Dies

SANDERS SURPRISES, TRUMP KEEPS ROLLING

Bernie Sanders notched a surprise win over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's Democratic primary in the state of Michigan, even as the former first lady won easily in the smaller southern state of Mississippi. Sanders, the underdog anti-establishment challenger, edged Clinton by 49.9% to 48.2% in Michigan, a key northern industrial state. The win keeps the race for the party nomination alive, heading into upcoming contests in even bigger states like Florida and Ohio. On the Republican side, brash billionaire Donald Trump continued to stay ahead of his nearest rival, Senator Ted Cruz, with wins in both Michigan and Mississippi, as well as a caucus victory in Hawaii. Cruz won in Idaho. Read more coverage from The Washington Post.

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The Bogus Concept Of "Carbon-Neutral" Oil

The Colombian president recently said that the country had exported one million barrels of carbon-neutral or offset oil. But in an unregulated carbon market, such a claim is pure greenwashing.

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María Mónica Monsalve Sánchez

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BOGOTÁ - In March this year, various national and corporate leaders met in Houston, Texas, for CERAWeek, an annual conference to discuss the world's energy challenges. Colombia's President Iván Duque took the opportunity to remind participants that his country produced just 0.6% of the world's carbon emissions even as it had raised crude production to one million barrels a day.

He said oil should not be seen as an enemy, since the fight was really against greenhouse gas emissions. He also revealed at the event that the country's national oil firm, Ecopetrol, had sold the Asian market its first million barrels of carbon-neutral or offset crude, consisting of the entire extraction, production and exportation chain.

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