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22 Dec 2016

Brazilian conservationists develop new tool to cut illegal wood from supply chains

By Chris Arsenault | December 22 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Companies that want to buy Brazilian timber without contributing to illegal deforestation have a new tool to help them ensure stolen […]

21 Dec 2016

Chile’s environmental regulator to sanction salmon companies

By Anthony Esposito and Gram Slattery | December 21 2016 (Reuters) Chile’s environmental regulator said on Tuesday that it started a sanctioning process against the local units of two salmon companies, […]

15 Dec 2016

EU lawmakers opt for more ambitious carbon market reform

By Alissa de Carbonnel | December 15 2016 (Reuters) EU lawmakers on Thursday adopted draft reforms of the carbon market which seek to balance calls for greater cuts in greenhouse gases with […]

15 Dec 2016

Hong Kong faces new rules on illegal timber flooding China

By Farah Master | December 15 2016 (Reuters) Campaigners say new global rules to protect endangered tree species will be a test for Hong Kong, already grappling to deal with its […]

13 Dec 2016

Nature reserves in Central America push out indigenous people – report

By Chris Arsenault | December 13 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The creation of protected areas and parks in Central America aimed at conserving tropical forests has pushed indigenous people off the […]

13 Dec 2016

India’s landmark forest rights law hobbled by conflicting policies – report

By Rina Chandran | December 13 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A landmark Indian forest rights law passed 10 years ago with the aim of protecting indigenous people has been crippled […]

12 Dec 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: PARIS AGREEMENT BETWEEN NEARLY 200 COUNTRIES

11 December 2016 The following is a statement from Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute: “Adopted one year ago, the Paris Agreement reflects a decisive response to […]

9 Dec 2016

Washington state sues Monsanto over PCB damages, cleanup costs

By Eric Beech | December 9 2016 (Reuters) Washington state filed an environmental lawsuit on Thursday against agricultural company Monsanto Co seeking damages and cleanup costs associated with the company’s production […]

9 Dec 2016

EU takes legal action against Germany, UK over VW scandal

By Alissa de Carbonnel | December 6 2016 (Reuters) The European Union began legal action on Thursday against Germany, Britain and five other member states for failing to police emissions test cheating […]

8 Dec 2016

Giraffes suffer ‘silent extinction’ in Africa: Red List report

By Alister Doyle | December 8 2016 (Reuters) Giraffe numbers have declined by as much as 40 percent since the 1980s in a “silent extinction” driven by illegal hunting and an […]

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