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Response: No, Greens must not cosy up to capitalism. They must resist it | Comment is free In your interview with Mark Lynas he describes his conversion to "an environmental movement that is happy with capitalism", and urges greens to join him (Have the greens lost their way?
Human trafficking is a crime that often goes underreported due to its covert nature, various misconceptions about its definition, and a lack of awareness about its indicators on the local level. The materials below outline general information about human trafficking and include documents that discuss basic background information, past trafficking cases, potential red flags and other relevant resources to better comprehend the complexity of this crime. These materials aim to raise awareness about human trafficking and educate individuals and communities about and how to recognize this crime and play an active role in the anti-human trafficking movement... Materials Included Below: Human Trafficking | Polaris Project | Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery
Slavery – Not For Sale: End Human Trafficking and Slavery
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Human Trafficking & Slavery
HumanTrafficking.org: A Web Resource for Combating Human Trafficking in the East Asia Pacific Region
Chernobyl, Ukraine, 1986. The plant blew up when one of four reactors went into meltdown during an experiment. Around 200 people were seriously contaminated and 32 died within three months. More than 350,000 people were resettled. Contamination continues to be a problem and the number who will die as a result is disputed. The accident was only revealed when a giant radioactive cloud was registered moving across northern Europe. Japan crisis: 10 worst nuclear disasters in history
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Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster - Surviving Disaster (BBC Documentary series) - Part 1
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Byelorussia Short-Term and Long-Term Health Risks of Nuclear-Power-Plant Accidents John P. Christodouleas, M.D., M.P.H., Robert D. Short-Term and Long-Term Health Risks of Nuclear-Power-Plant Accidents
Long Term Effects on Humans | Effects of Nuclear Weapons | atomicarchive.com Long after the acute effects of radiation have subsided, radiation damage continues to produce a wide range of physical problems. These effects- including leukemia, cancer, and many others- appear two, three, even ten years later. Blood Disorders According to Japanese data, there was an increase in anemia among persons exposed to the bomb.
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deforestation « Photo retrieved from: www.networkblogs.com “The 110 meter (360 foot) high dam in Batang Ai National Park in Sarawak, financed by the Asian Development Bank, began operating in 1985. It caused the displacement of some 3,000 people from 26 longhouses. These people have been relocated to cultivate cocoa and rubber but the program has not been successful, says Amarhit Kaur, author of “A History of Forestry in Sarawak.”
Endangered Rainforest Animals This is not a complete list of endangered rainforest animals, but rather a description of some of the most notable species. Bengal Tiger is one of the most endangered animals on this list. They are found in India, Bangladesh, China and Indonesia.
Open mouth. Scientists working with the conservation group WWF have discovered 30 species of orchid previously unknown to science in the forests of Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is a separate country from Indonesia, but part of the large island of New Guinea. Indonesian rainforest Sumatra forests destroyed Extinctions Tribal People The WE News Archives
Company accused of logging endangered rainforest trees in breach of timber legality certificate (01/07/2014) An Indonesian wood supplier that was recently certified under the country’s legal timber verification scheme has been clearing natural forests – including stands of endangered ramin trees – and draining peat swamps on its concession, alleges a local environmental watchdog. The company, the group says, is also implicated in corruption linked to its concession permit. The organization is calling for the company’s legal timber certification to be revoked and urging auditors not to issue legality certificates to companies involved in corruption. Brazil begins evicting illegal settlers from hugely-imperiled indigenous reserve (01/06/2014) Months after closing sawmills on the fringes of an indigenous reserve for the hugely-imperiled Awá people, the Brazil government has now moved into the reserve itself to evict illegal settlers in the eastern Amazon. Forces Behind the Loss of Tropical Rainforests
Moon Bears Caged for 10 Years for their Bile Each day, hundreds of bears are surgically mutilated for their gall bile on bear farms in China. See: Cruelty In Chinese Bear Bile Farms - The Worst Outrage In the 21st Century? http://www.visitvancouver.bc.ca/article-bearfarms.asp Surgery Carried Out By Farm Owners. On most farms, surgery to enable bile extraction is carried out by farm owners with no veterinary training. Bear Bile Farming
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Chinas Cruel Act Called Bear Bile Farming
Tiger bones, bear bile, and pangolin scales – Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Traditional Chinese medicine exploits animal ingredients from hundreds of species, ranging from ground-up rhino horns and tiger bones to whole dried carcasses of more obscure genera like geckos and sea horses. Here we take a closer look at three of the most notoriously overtaxed animal groups in traditional Chinese medicine, broken down from data on illegal confiscations in the U.S., China and Vietnam. In general, these data represent only a small subset of the total illegal trade in each country. Tigers Credit:RNuwer Killing or using the parts of critically endangered tigers is illegal in China and Vietnam, but tigers still find their way into the black market each year.
Amazon Rainforest "In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."
The Amazon Rainforest - The Evils of Deforestation
Can carbon credits from REDD compete with palm oil? (03/30/2009) Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) is increasingly seen as a compelling way to conserve tropical forests while simultaneously helping mitigate climate change, preserving biodiversity, and providing sustainable livelihoods for rural people. But to become a reality REDD still faces a number of challenges, not least of which is economic competition from other forms of land use. In Indonesia and Malaysia, the biggest competitor is likely oil palm, which is presently one of the most profitable forms of land use. Oil palm is also spreading to other tropical forest areas including the Brazilian Amazon. Palm Oil and Rainforest Deforestation
Rainbow Warrior ordered out of Indonesia - rainforest destruction allowed to stay (Watch 'Saving Sumatra') Being a part of a Greenpeace ship tour is never boring. Generally, you expect the unexpected, and then you're surprised.
Orangutan Crisis – Sumatran Orangutan Society
Global Forest Watch: Indonesia
Indonesian Government Complicit in Rainforest Destruction: Report
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The Harm the Tar Sands Will Do
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