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The hunger to own land has shaped human history.

Is it time to rethink the way we manage and own land?

The hunger to own land has shaped human history.

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Five years ago, author and journalist Simon Winchester published a book about the Atlantic Ocean.

The Pacific

Five years ago, author and journalist Simon Winchester published a book about the Atlantic Ocean.

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For decades, scientists at Exxon knew the Earth's climate was warming, and the oil giant made business decisions based on their predictions.

Did Exxon Deceive the World about Global Warming?

For decades, scientists at Exxon knew the Earth's climate was warming, and the oil giant made business decisions based on their predictions.

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