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How can we stop illegal wildlife trafficking?

By Fri, Jul 11, 2014 7:27AM UTC How can we stop illegal wildlife trafficking?

Warning: Graphic image in this article  Despite all efforts by governments and activist groups, the trade in illegal wildlife is as strong as ever. The growth of the wealthy and middle classes in Asia — especially in nominally socialist, but in reality ultra-capitalist China and Vietnam — has insured the

China, US differ on global plan to cut emissions

By Wed, Jul 09, 2014 5:39PM UTC China, US differ on global plan to cut emissions

BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States have taken small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change but remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut carbon emissions.

WTO members bid to remove tariffs on green goods

By Tue, Jul 08, 2014 5:47PM UTC Pic: AP.

GENEVA (AP) — The United States, China, the European Union and 11 other members of the World Trade Organization have begun negotiations toward a new agreement on almost $1 trillion of environmental goods.

Activists send eviction notice to Australia’s Lynas Corp.

By Fri, Jul 04, 2014 10:08AM UTC Activists send eviction notice to Australia’s Lynas Corp.

More than one million Malaysians are insisting that the Australian-owned Lynas Corporation close up shop and leave the country immediately. An eviction notice signed by 1.2 million Malaysians across the nation has been sent to the company urging it to shut down operations in Gebeng, in the city of Kuanton.

Gore, Palmer optimistic on Australia’s clean energy future

By Tue, Jul 01, 2014 3:05PM UTC Gore, Palmer optimistic on Australia’s clean energy future

Former US Vice President Al Gore’s recent visit to Australia could be a saving grace to the country’s clean energy future. Gore did not only get the support of more than 500 new climate leaders from 24 countries, but more notably he got the backing of controversial mining magnate, Clive

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