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November 27, 2009

Chile Copec 9-month profit down 43.3 pct yr/yr

SANTIAGO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Chilean industrial conglomerate Copec COP.SN said on Friday its nine-month profit tumbled 43.3 percent from a year ago, but its businesses were recovering from the worst of the global financial crisis.

Ecotourism may be a solution to the tourism industry’s climate threat

Tourism is considered to be a highly climate-sensitive economic sector similar to agriculture. This has encouraged industry players to look at new ways to respond effectively to these problems.

Public perceptions of forestry in the European Union

The report of the study Shaping forest communication in the European Union: public perceptions of forests and forestry was published in September 2009.

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November 21, 2009

Gunns favourite to manage Great Southern

TIMBER company Gunns is poised to further increase control of Australian forests, emerging as favourite to take over the running of Great Southern's management investment scheme plantations.

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November 24, 2009

Nova Scotia restoring forests damaged by the spruce bark beetle

The provincial government of Nova Scotia is restoring forests in Cape Breton's Mabou Highlands ravaged by the spruce bark beetle.

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November 20, 2009

Double Helix Uses DNA to Track Timber, Fight Illegal Logging


Think of it as CSI for the timber industry.

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November 19, 2009

Forestry is improving at Ciego de Ávila province

According to data of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Cuba is one of the few countries of the world where forest areas grow every year.

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November 20, 2009

Prince Charles announces funding scheme to protect rainforests

A global emergency funding scheme to drastically reduce the destruction of tropical rainforests over the next five years was announced by the Prince of Wales today, with the US pledging $275m (£165m) towards rainforest protection.

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November 17, 2009

Finland ready to help Vietnam in wide-ranging issues

Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen says his country can provide Vietnam with equipment and technology to tackle environmental problems.

Invest in nature now, save trillions later

PARIS (AFP) – Investing billions today to protect threatened ecosystems and dwindling biodiversity would reap trillions in savings over the long haul, according to a UN-backed report issued Friday.


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by Dr. Radut