Palau, at risk from rising seas, aims to drill for oil

Posted In News, Sea Level Rise
Sep
29

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Palau. Photo source: ©© Matt Kiefer

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Palau is a paradox: The low-lying Pacific island nation is threatened by climate change but may soon be drilling for oil.

Seismic tests in the 1970s indicated the presence of petroleum but exploratory wells were never dug. Now, President Johnson Toribiong is pushing for exploration, hopeful oil will bring cheaper fuel, revenue and jobs…

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