Environment

Colombian authorities announced that police have shut down 40 illegal gold mines, confiscated heavy machinery and made 16 arrests for illegal mining linked to armed groups in targeted operations which began on September 11.

Canada’s naval prowess may soon be undermined by its aging oil tanker supply ships, compromising its maritime ability to act independently around the world, a report released yesterday in Ottawa warns.

The Brazilian environmental group Instituto Justiça Ambiental (IJA) this week released a report alleging that illegal commercial shark fishing is causing severe damage to Brazil’s offshore ecosystems.

The climate bill sponsored by U.S. Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) gained unexpected Republican support this week.

Regional authorities in the southeastern Peruvian province of Huaytará announced on Sunday that 480 vicuñas (a relative of the llama) had been killed and robbed of their precious fur, reaching an estimated value of about $50,000.

Floods in Mexico. Hurricanes in the Dominican Republic. Desertification in Brazil. For environmentally conscious CEOs, weather disasters sparked by global climate change represent both a challenge and an opportunity.
Does ethanol make environmental sense? Bruce Dale, Professor, Michigan State University, and David Pimental, Professor, Cornell University, duel over biofuels
"Achieving sustainable development with social inclusion is one of the greatest ambitions in Latin America today."
"Global warming and deforestation threaten to transform the world's largest tropical forest beyond recognition."

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