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Christine Romo

Christine Romo is a senior enterprise producer at NBC News.

Christine Romo is a senior enterprise producer at NBC News.

Latest from Christine Romo

227d ago

The cost of green energy: The nation's biggest lithium mine may be going up on a site sacred to Native Americans

The huge project on public land, approved by the Trump administration in its final days, has sparked an outcry and a lawsuit, but opposition among Native Americans is not unanimous.
397d ago

The Last Mile: Uganda's Covid-19 vaccine struggle

NBC News followed a team bringing vaccine doses to remote regions of Uganda. The African nation has only enough vaccines to protect 1 percent of its people.
397d ago

'Zone Rouge': An army of children toils in African mines

How mica mined by kids in Madagascar ends up in products used by millions of Americans.
420d ago

Oil spill sprays crude into Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest

The private company that runs an oil pipeline in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest stopped pumping oil Saturday after a rupture in the pipeline.

Crude reality: One U.S. state consumes half the oil from the Amazon rainforest

As oil companies carve up more of the rainforest, a new study says no place in the world uses more oil from beneath the Amazon than California.
753d ago

Sacred Apache land 'on death row' in standoff with foreign mining titans

Tribal members in Arizona are fighting to protect a piece of land they consider their "Mount Sinai."
792d ago

How 'vaccine nationalism' could prolong the Covid-19 pandemic

The hoarding of vaccine doses by rich countries has complicated the effort to secure enough for the world’s poorest nations.
829d ago

Sesame Street unveils Rohingya Muppets to help kids overcome 'unthinkable horrors'

The new characters, Noor Yasmin and Aziz, are part of an effort to boost early education for children inside the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh.
866d ago

Labor Department lists mica mined in Madagascar in report on child labor

The move follows a 2019 NBC News investigation that revealed children as young as 4 were working in underground mica pits in the African nation.
915d ago

From the fields to the classroom: Inside the lives of U.S. agriculture's youngest workers

The Aguilar sisters work in the fields 40 hours a week. They're also high school students, doing homework when they can. Many nights they go without sleep.
928d ago

Myanmar soldiers confess to Rohingya massacre: 'Shoot all that you see'

The testimony marks the first time members of Myanmar’s military have admitted to what the U.N. and international prosecutors call a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya.