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Caspian Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Named after the ancient Caspii who lived on its southwestern shores, the Caspian is the world’s largest inland body of water. Geographically it is a lake, but it is big ...

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The Fight for Community Justice against Big Oil in the Caspian Region: The Case of Berezovka, Kazakhstan

Kate Watters.

in Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union

May 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment. 10538 words.

This chapter examines the efforts of the people of Berezovka, Kazakhstan to counter the deleterious environmental and public health effects of industrial oil development. It explains that...

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Is Oil Worth Fighting For? Evidence from Three Cases

Christopher J. Fettweis.

in Beyond Resource Wars

March 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment. 15242 words.

Oil is one of the non-renewable resources available on the planet, and its scarcity is inevitable if the supply does not meet the growing demand in the current scenario, and it may even...

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