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February 2, 2010

Uganda: Roads to Ruin

It is possible that the environmental challenge in Africa that will have the biggest impact on the rest of the world is the degradation of the Congo Basin rainforest.  According to Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, in her 2009 book

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Palm oil plantations are now 'forests,' says EU

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The European Commission and some EU member states hope to redefine palm oil plantations as "forests," according to a leaked document from the EU executive.

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Feb. 5 2010

Two areas in Mauricie are the first to obtain fsc certification as a result of a concerted effort by 15 companies


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03 2010 11:14:26

Forests hold poverty solution

HA NOI — The forestry sector's biggest difficulty is to balance the relationship between hunger elimination and poverty reduction and its development, a conference heard yesterday in Ha Noi.

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Feb 2, 2010

NEPAL: Communities Take Up Cudgels for Forest Conservation

KATHMANDU, Feb 2, 2010 (IPS) - Tired of walking, Shankar Prasad Ghimire, 87, a retired government worker, puts his walking stick aside and takes rest on a vast expanse of lush green land.

Such dramatic backdrop of dense forest cover gives this former bureaucrat reason to be proud. As chairman of the Kafle Community Forest, he helped transform the once dying forest into a 94-hectare green treasure trove in Lamatar village in Lalitpur district, 13 kilometres south-east of Kathmandu.

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January 25, 2010

Kashmir Plans Logging Crackdown to Slow Deforestation

MUZAFFARABAD, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, January 25, 2010 (ENS) - Yousaf Butt, a timber worker in the Neelum Valley at the Line of Control in Kashmir, is worried about his job because of government plans to enforce a ban on the cutting of trees.

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29 January 2010

Fink's green fund hires for agriculture investment

Earth Capital Partners, the green alternatives fund manager founded by Stanley Fink, has hired three executives to focus on sustainable

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Thu, 28/01/2010 - 14:06

Earth Capital Partners hires sustainable agriculture and forestry team

Earth Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on renewable energy, has hired a sustainable agriculture and forestry investment team from IBIS Capital Management and EMP Global.

Forestry decline threatens power plants


Forestry decline threatens power plants...

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