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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? , 2 July). "Is the green movement a leftwing, anti-capitalist movement?" your article asks.
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 Cheat Sheet Common Myths and Misconceptions Types of Trafficking Cases in the U.S.
Different factors help to explain why women and girls are more vulnerable to human trafficking and slavery. Power imbalances between women and men may mean that women are vulnerable to exploitation. Sometimes, women are trafficked under the guise of being provided with a new job in another country.
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.
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.
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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Retrieved from: nytimes.com “Environment ministers from the eight countries whose territory includes part of the Amazon River basin — Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela — signed an agreement in Lima on March 21 to protect Amazon forest, its biodiversity and the land rights of indigenous peoples living there. “The Amazon covers 6 percent of the world’s surface, but it is home to more than half of its tropical forests and 20 percent of fresh water reserves. With an area of 7.4 million square kilometers (2.8 million square miles), it comprises 40 percent of South America’s land area.
Jaguar , another famous Big Cat, is also threatened. It is found in the rainforests of South and Central America and southern Mexico. The main threats to jaguars are hunting and habitat loss.
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.
Jumping the gun? Confusion over APP deforestation report (03/29/2013) On Thursday AFP reported that green groups have accused Indonesian forestry giant Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) of breaking its commitment to stop clearing natural forests and peatlands. But that's not entirely accurate. China's hunger for resources has big environmental impact in Latin America (03/29/2013) Amazonian forest cleared in Ecuador, a mountain leveled in Peru, the Cerrado savannah converted to soy fields in Brazil and oil fields under development in Venezuela's Orinoco belt. Brazilian govt confirms rise in deforestation (03/28/2013) Brazil's National Space Research Agency INPE today confirmed an apparent rise in Amazon forest clearing for the four-month period ending February 28, 2013.
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.
"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."
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.
( Watch ' Saving Sumatra' ) Being a part of a Greenpeace ship tour is never boring. Generally, you expect the unexpected, and then you're surprised.
Sumatran Orangutans - on the edge of extinction The Sumatran orangutan is classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, the World Conservation Union. There are now only around 6,600 remaining in the wild . Orangutans were found in forests across Sumatra but now only survive in two provinces: North Sumatra and Aceh.
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