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Exiles: Myanmar’s rich environment being degraded

By DENIS D. GRAY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 25, 2011 BANGCOCK –The environment of military-dominated Myanmar, often described as Asia’s last bio-diversity frontier, is being degraded as China and other neighbors rush to use its natural resources with few governmental … Continue reading

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WWF accused of failing to regulate sustainable timber scheme

John Vidal The Guardian (UK) 25 July 2011 Investigative group claims that members of group’s Global forest and trade network are involved in ‘highly destructive activities’ Conservation group WWF let timber companies use its panda brand logo while they were … Continue reading

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“World Environment Day” includes release of a New Forest Report

By D.A. Barber June 2, 2011 www.suite101.com Worldwide events and the release of a new report supporting the Year of Forests 2011 takes place on World Environment Day. On Sunday, June 5, 2011, global events supporting the 39th World Environment … Continue reading

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Brazil approves Belo Monte hydroelectric dam

Rueters by Staff Wednesday 1 June 2011 16.21 BST Environmental agency grants license to begin building on the Amazon dam, which will be the third biggest in world Brazil’s environment agency gave its definitive approval on Wednesday for construction of … Continue reading

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Bankers take centre stage in fight to save rainforests

            The idea behind international forestry conservation is making trees worth more standing than cut down. 18 May 2011 Last updated at 19:05 ET By Richard Anderson Business reporter, BBC News Given their obvious lack … Continue reading

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Brazilian activist shot dead in Amazon

By TALES AZZONI The Associated Press SAO PAULO — An activist fighting to protect the Amazon rain forest from loggers was shot and killed with his wife, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday. The killings occurred just hours before Brazil’s lower house … Continue reading

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