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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Deutsche Bank are financing Vietnamese rubber companies driving a wave of land and forest "grabs" in Cambodia and Laos, according to a new report and film by Global Witness.
The report, ...
Yesterday, organizations and citizens from across Michigan came together for a day of action in opposition to the bi-annual auction of publicly
-owned mineral rights to oil and natural gas companies for fracking.
Last October, the ...
A British Columbia government bill that would radically shift the management of public forests
is drawing criticism from environmental groups, the head of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and opposition politicians.
The bill, however, is ...
Industrial oil palm plantations are spreading from Malaysia and Indonesia to the Congo raising fears about deforestation and social conflict.
A new report by The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK), dramatically entitled The Seeds of ...
From above, the forests
of Cameroon seem to sweep across the land in an unending carpet of green. The forested swath is the second-largest in Africa, with tens of thousands of people at its fringes and nestled in its lush depths, dependent on ...
The new environment secretary, Owen Paterson, is set to be blooded in his new job by the start of the highly controversial badger cull in England. Animals will be shot within weeks, unless ongoing legal challenges succeed in granting the ...
Controversial plans to sell off England’s public forest estate were finally abandoned by the Government today, after an expert panel called for the 637,000 acres of woodlands owned
by the Forestry Commission to remain in public ...
When the United Nations process on climate change unveiled the program known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) three years ago, it was hailed by its architects as “an effort to create a financial value for the ...
Debunking media reports and statements made by spin doctors, European Union (EU) Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Julian Wilson says Indonesian palm oil enjoys unrestricted access to the European markets and is growing at an annual rate of over ...
Revealed: The true scale of Britain's woodland sell-off - UK Politics - UK - The Independent Friday 30 December 2011 Jobs Dating Shop http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article6259960.ece/ALTERNATES/w202h90/ipad-app.jpg ...
The benefits of England's publicly owned forests
were "greatly undervalued" by the planned state sell-off, a government-appointed panel will say on Thursday in a report that deals a new blow to the coalition's green credentials.
Marie Garrison says her family has done its part to support electricity development in rural Montana.Garrison, a mother of two who grazes about 350 pair of cattle on her ranch south of Butte, points to two transmission lines behind her ...
Indonesia has assumed a target to cut greenhouse gas emission rates by half and achieve an economic growth rate of seven percent by changing the way it manages its vast forest land, and giving greater control over land to local ...
SCIENTISTS today offered a slender piece of good news about global warming, reporting that cities can be of surprising help in soaking up carbon dioxide (CO2), the principal greenhouse gas.
Around four per cent of the world's land ...
Scientists on Tuesday offered a slender piece of good news about global warming, reporting that cities can be of surprising help in soaking up carbon dioxide (CO2), the principal greenhouse gas.
Around four percent of the world's land ...
It provoked a sudden swell of public outrage and the biggest climbdown in the Coalition Government's first year -- the proposal to sell off the 18 per cent of the woodlands of England that are state-owned and maintained by the Forestry ...
The huge alliance that forced a government U-turn on Britain's forests
is back in action after a weekend of partying, with a warning of renewed threats to some of the country's oldest woods.
Yews spared by medieval bowmen and oaks left ...
Conservative Party leaders in Britain abandon a controversial plan to sell off virtually all of the country’s publicly
over the next decade. The proposal, which would have sold off even historic woodlands like the Forest of Dean and ...
Caroline Spelman's speech at the National Farmers' Union annual conference on Tuesday is the first by a Conservative secretary of state for the environment in 14 years. In her first nine months in the job, the Department of Environment, Food and ...
Policy confusion is fascinating to witness in a political party -- it's rather like seeing a child playing blind man's buff and continually bumping into things -- and the latest political collision with the sofa occurred on Friday with an ...
Forest sell-off plan becomes political battleground
By Norman Smith Chief political correspondent, BBC Radio 4 Currently, 18% of England's forests
are publicly owned
When ministers drew up their plans for radical reform of the NHS, ...
The row over England's publicly
continued tonight after the Government unveiled plans for a £250 million sell-off - but insisted the future of the country's woodlands would be protected.
The proposals put out for ...
Famous names ranging from Annie Lennox and Dame Judi Dench to the Archbishop of Canterbury have implored the Government not to sell off the country's publicly
Almost 90 prominent figures signed a letter claiming that such ...
The vast majority of the public oppose the government's plan to sell off all or part of the publicly owned forests
and woodland in England.
A YouGov poll found that 84% of people agreed the woods and forests
should be kept in public ...
The Forestry Ministry has announced that 500,000 hectares of land concessions will be granted this year in previously logged areas as part of a wider plan to keep virgin forests
intact and slow the rate of carbon dioxide emissions.