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22 May 2018
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Author: Prensa Latina (Colombia)

Una ola de 26 metros y el aumento del caudal del río Cauca a 250 mil metros cúbicos por segundo podría derivarse del colapso de la hidroeléctrica de Ituango en el departamento colombiano de Antioquia. El gobernador de Antioquia, Luis Pérez, alertó a la...

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12 February 2018
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Author: Prensa Libre (Guatemala)

“Comunidad de Salcajá se opone a que se instale una empresa de asfalto”, 4 de febrero de 2018...

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6 August 2017

Papua New Guinea: US retailers of timber products commit to product changes following allegations of links to indigenous rights abuses and illegal logging activities

In its report “Stained Trade”, Global Witness claims that indigenous communities across Papua New Guinea (PNG) are experiencing environmental destruction and loss of their livelihoods through land grabs as ancient rainforests are harvested by foreign-...

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30 September 2016

Papua New Guinea activist to receive global prize for environment & human rights - has been threatened & beaten for opposing logging by Rimbunan Hijau

Author: Global Witness (UK)

As activist receives global award for fighting deforestation, Global witness calls for urgent halt to rainforest destruction across Papua New Guinea, 29 Sep 2016...

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27 February 2013

Three killed, several injured in Switzerland factory shooting

Author: Reuters

[Video transcript:] Three people are dead and at least seven are injured following a shooting at [a Swiss] factory...Emergency teams were on the scene at the wood processing plant shortly after it started. The suspected gunman is believed to be among...

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27 November 2008
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Author: WWF France

Pour éliminer l’exploitation illégale du bois et améliorer la gestion forestière, en particulier en milieu tropical, le WWF-France lance le Réseau Forêt et Commerce France, déclinaison à l’échelle nationale du Réseau International Forêt et Commerce ...

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18 October 2007
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Author: Rouba Naaman, Novethic

Deux jours après le renforcement des sanctions économiques contre la junte au pouvoir en Birmanie, le groupe Total confirme ne pas souhaiter quitter son activité d’exploitation de gaz dans le pays, mais se refuse à y faire de nouveaux investissements....

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5 October 2007

EU must ban European companies from supporting Burmese regime

Author: Friends of the Earth Europe

Big European companies such as Alcatel, Siemens, Total, Maersk and Rolls-Royce, and a number of timber companies, are still doing business with Burma - despite the Burmese junta's human rights violations and environmental destruction, Friends of the...

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14 September 2007

More European Companies Switch to Green Power

Author: Green Power Market Development Group-Europe, World Resources Institute & Climate Group

A growing number of European companies are switching to renewable energy for their manufacturing plants, stores and office facilities... The Green Power Market Development Group – Europe (GPMDG-EU) today announced the completion of its first 100...

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12 April 2007

Loggers barter for vast forest [Dem. Rep. of Congo]

Author: John Vidal, Age [Australia]

Rainforest covering an area almost the size of Britain has been obtained by a group of European and American industrial logging companies in return for minimal taxes and gifts of salt, sugar and tools, a two-year investigation will disclose today......

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