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iouxland Ethanol plant on U.S. Highway 20 west of Jackson, Nebraska-credit-Ammodramus

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1 August 2010

[DOC] What drives indigenous corporations in the developing world to engage in CSR as a management strategy? - Case study of the sugarcane and ethanol industry in the Cauca Valley, Colombia

Author: Isabella Mariño Rivera

...today firms are essential to the development and protection of Human Rights (HR), and are expected to act as necessary partners to governments and international organizations in their promotion and respect...Nevertheless, corporations are not...

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13 May 2010

[audio] Costing the Earth: Cerrado

Author: BBC

...Brazil's enormous Cerrado region is a rich mosaic of grass and woodland that is being destroyed at twice the speed of the Amazon rainforest...Cerrado lacks the high profile of the Amazon...making it easier for the fast expanding sugarcane and soya...

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18 March 2010

Report to UN reveals shocking situation of Guarani tribe in Brazil

Author: Survival International

The situation of the Guarani tribe of southern Brazil is one of the worst of all indigenous peoples in the Americas, says a new report by Survival to the UN…The Guarani suffer high rates of suicide, malnutrition, unfair imprisonment and alcoholism, and...

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27 January 2010

[PDF] Future work of the Permanent Forum, including issues of the Economic and Social Council and emerging issues- Study on indigenous peoples and corporations

Author: United Nations Economic and Social Council, Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Indigenous peoples around the world continue to suffer violations of their human rights and fundamental freedoms on a regular basis. This is especially the case in the context of extractive industries…In response…the Permanent Forum appointed three of...

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25 July 2009
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Author: Chantal Rayes, Libération [France]

Les producteurs [d'ethanol] s’engagent sur les conditions de travail. Les usineiros, les producteurs brésiliens d’éthanol, veulent se racheter une conduite. Ils s’engagent à améliorer les conditions de travail inhumaines des coupeurs de canne à sucre,...

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1 March 2004

Coast Guard to abandon search - 18 crew members still missing from tanker that blew up and sank [USA]

Author: Bill Geroux and Peter Bacque, Richmond Times Dispatch [USA]

[USA] The Coast Guard prepared to abandon the search today for 18 missing crew members of a chemical tanker that blew up and rapidly sank...The Bow Mariner, sailing under the Singaporean flag, had a crew of three Greek and 24 Filipino sailors. [refers...

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13 July 2003

Foreign firms' suits are messy for environmentalists - Groups cry foul over litigation stemming from a part of NAFTA [scroll down]

Author: Katherine Yung, Dallas Morning News

Over the last few years, foreign-owned companies have been suing governments over environmental laws they claimed harmed their businesses. Under attack: everything from bans on toxic gasoline additives and pesticides to the rights of local communities...

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4 October 2002

EPA, Justice announce Minnesota ethanol settlement

Author: Reuters

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department this week announced a settlement with 12 Minnesota ethanol plants for alleged Clean Air Act violations

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3 October 2002

12 Ethanol Plants to Install Emissions Controls [USA]

Author: Cat Lazaroff, Environment News Service

Twelve ethanol plants in Minnesota have agreed to install new pollution control equipment to slash their emissions of volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide.

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3 October 2002

EPA, Justice announce Minnesota ethanol settlement

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