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Why Burma’s forests must be preserved

BBC: For the first time in more than 50 years, a team of wildlife film-makers has been permitted to venture deep into Burma’s barely penetrable jungles. The expedition’s insect expert, Ross Piper, explains why the country’s forests are special and, in his view, deserve protection. Continue reading

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EU Looking Favorably on Shale Gas Development

EurActiv: The EU’s chief scientific advisor has said that evidence allows the go-ahead for extracting shale gas, the energy source at the centre of a European policy tug-of-war. Continue reading

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In "beautiful China", local polluters still hold sway

Reuters: In ramshackle semi-industrial Tianying in China’s Anhui province, a state-owned lead smelter and foundry sits at the centre of town, behind high walls and secure gates that make it look more like a prison than the mainstay of the local economy. Decades of pollution from it and similar plants — Tianying once accounted for half of China’s total lead output — has made much of the town’s land uninhabitable and its water undrinkable. In 2007, the Blacksmith Institute, a New York-based non-profit… Continue reading

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BP executives awarded bonuses despite Deepwater Horizon disaster

Guardian: BP, the company at the centre of the worst oil spill in US history, has awarded bonuses to two of its senior directors, according to its annual report. Byron Grote, the finance director, and Iain Conn, the head of refining, have both received payouts of more than £100,000 on top of their regular salaries although those bonuses are dramatically lower than in 2009. Continue reading

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BP executives awarded bonuses despite Deepwater Horizon disaster

Guardian: BP, the company at the centre of the worst oil spill in US history, has awarded bonuses to two of its senior directors, according to its annual report. Byron Grote, the finance director, and Iain Conn, the head of refining, have both received payouts of more than £100,000 on top of their regular salaries although those bonuses are dramatically lower than in 2009. The payments have been made even though the share price of the oil group has continued to suffer from the Deepwater Horizon accident,… Continue reading

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