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U.S. Colleges Get In on African Land Grabs

Jun 9, 2011
American universities are reportedly using endowment funds to buy and lease vast tracts of African farmland, often for piddling prices, in deals that will reward foreign investors handsomely while separating tens of thousands from their homes and farms and providing little or none of the economic benefits promised them, California researchers say.

Arctic Land Grab Update: Russia Claims Victory

Sep 21, 2007
Russian officials say they have proof to back up Moscow's claim to the north pole -- and nearly half a million square miles of neutral Arctic territory -- but don't expect Denmark, Canada and the U.S. to go down without a fight. It's all part of a nakedly opportunistic attempt to cash in on energy resources made available by global warming and melting ice caps.