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Danger Grows for Environmental Activists

Amid increasing attacks on people engaged in environmental activism, experts are calling for a global protection regime to defend and support campaigners subjected to harassment and abuse. “We need to come ... Read More...
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Illegal Logging Raping Papua New Guinea

More than half of Papua New Guinea’s log trade is illegal, according to a report by a British think tank, with Hong Kong and Malaysia-based companies responsible for vast illegal shipments, with as much percent... Read More...
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Australia’s Abbott Turns Chainsaws Loose on Tasmania

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott set the cat among the pigeons -- or the chainsaw among the trees – on March 4 when, speaking at a forestry industry dinner, he said Australia had “too much” protected forest. Abbott called foresters the “ultimate conse... Read More...
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China’s Uphill Battle Against Pollution

Polluting companies around China might be forgiven for feeling under pressure. They have good reason to be, after China announced its latest measures to fight environmental damage. On Feb. 11, it emerged that i... Read More...
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China’s Great Green Wall

After China was hit by devastating floods along the Yangtze River basin in 1998 that drowned more than 4,000 people and made 15 million homeless, government officials put in place what is by far the world’s big... Read More...
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Seeking Solace from ‘Crazy Bad’ Air in Beijing

The announcement Monday by Beijing that the country would allocate RMB 760 billion (US$125.6 billion) over the next four years to clean up the befogged atmosphere over Northern China is an indication that officials in Zhongnanhai have finally begun to comprehe... Read More...