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6 March 2002

Talisman seeks 'clear-cut, unencumbered' price for Sudan oil property

Author: James Stevenson, Canadian Press

Critics charge that oil money is fuelling the war and displacing people from energy-producing lands. Talisman argues that its presence is helping the impoverished African country develop a peace plan and build vital infrastructure...Analysts have long...

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6 March 2002

EPA Orders Air Quality Improvements at Mystic Station Power Plant in Everett [USA]

Author: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has ordered the Mystic Station power plant in Everett to take immediate steps to reduce the amount of soot and other particulate pollutants coming out of its smoke stacks. Sithe Mystic, which...

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6 March 2002

What's Inco Doing in New Caledonia? [overseas territory of France]

Author: Catherine Coumans, MiningWatch Canada-Mines Alerte

During a visit to Canada in October of 2001, Kanak officials of the Customary Senate and New Caledonian environmentalists told INCO executives and government officials of Natural Resources Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International...

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6 March 2002

FORESTS: Conference Participants Fault Warming For Deforestation

Author: UN Wire

Delegates to a Winnipeg, Canada, meeting of the World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development said yesterday that global warming is making forests around the world more vulnerable to fires, droughts and pest infestations.

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6 March 2002

Court approves $1.2 million settlement between EEOC [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] and McKesson [McKesson Water Products Company, and Groupe Danone which acquired McKesson in 2000] for race discrimination [USA]

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

They claimed that McKesson assigned African-American drivers to routes in low-income neighborhoods, which were often less profitable than routes in affluent communities. Because pay and promotion were tied to the profitability of the routes, the...

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6 March 2002

Thousands of workers left unprotected in W. Java [Indonesia]

Author: Nana Rukmana, Jakarta Post

Of more than 1,270 companies employing a total of 95,000 workers in the West Java regencies of Cirebon, Indramayu, Majalengka and Kuningan, only 40 percent have participated in the obligatory social security programs, an official says.

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6 March 2002

World Summit on Sustainable Development head says mining, auto & oil companies need new modes of sustainable operation: "All big businesses must become good planetary citizens"

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6 March 2002

Major Canadian business groups take aim at Kyoto

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6 March 2002

Questions about Inco's proposed mine in New Caledonia

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5 March 2002

Sinking Pacific islands may sue auto, energy & oil firms over climate change

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