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Reptiles repatriated to Philippeans
3rd August 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Over a hundred endangered reptiles confiscated in Hong Kong were flown home to the Philippines today, while the second-time offender who smuggled them, has been slapped with a six-week jail sentence.
Musicians back sustainable timber
17th July 2012
Press Release-for immediate release. Monday 16th July, 2012. Irish NGO, Just Forests, call on Musicians to Stop the Trade in Illegal Wood
Ireland ratifies Aarhus convention
16th July 2012
Ireland long held the embarrassing distinction of being the only European Union member state that was not a party to the Convention on Access to Information, Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters - to give the Aarhus convention its full title.
European Commission to probe agri-industry expansion plan
16th July 2012
Fifteen Irish environmental groups complained to the commission that only an ad hoc "environmental analysis of various scenarios" is being carried out by consultants, with the aid of submissions from interested parties.
The Lessons of Easter Island
1st July 2012
(this is a chapter excerpt from Clive Ponting's A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations)
FSC Congo Basin Regional Standard approval
18th June 2012
A process of adaptation at the national level is now underway, which will incorporate the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Legality Grids for the Republic of Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville and Central African Republic as the cur-rent signed Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) countries in the region. This will help facilitate recognition of FSC certifi-cates as a route to FLEGT...  
Corporate Power: Which Brands Can Save The World?
8th June 2012
Lucy Shea of The Guardian explains why being named on the Planet Brands Index isn't a mark of acheivement, it's a call to action
Major corporations, COKE, PEPSI, etc, are 'privatizing' fresh water
3rd June 2012
New figures from the the Beverage Marketing Corp. (h/t National Geographic) show that bottled water sales were up 4.1% last year, versus just a 0.9% increase in bottled drink sales in general.
On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing
2nd June 2012
Companies are gutted as they ship production offshore to the cheapest source because saving money is what counts. In his book, He went on about a company making lawn sprinklers; to meet the price demands of .....
Timber Tracking Technologies Under The Spotlight
19th May 2012
Almost 100 timber trade experts from governments, international organizations, industry and non-governmental organizations met this week in Kuala Lumpur to discuss how tracking technologies can improve governance in the forestry sector.
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