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Papua New Guinea set to decide on RH logging renewal

By ABC PNG correspondent Liam Cochrane 

Papua New Guinea’s National Forest Board will consider a Malaysian company’s bid to continue to logging virgin rainforest in order to plant palm oil. 1,228 more words

Papua New Guinea

The absence of a mysterious research center in Angola could be evidence of oil corruption

There is supposed to be a research center in Angola, funded by foreign oil companies in exchange for access to some of the country’s estimated 9.1 billion barrels of oil reserves. 579 more words

It’s More Dangerous Than Ever to be an Environmentalist. Here’s Why.

In the days before he was gunned down in the doorway of his home in the Brazilian Amazon, environmental activist and union leader Chico Mendes… 2,220 more words

Sustainable Action Network

Government needs to be transparent in its financial dealings

Recently, an international watchdog has warned that the South Sudan government is getting into a dangerous cycle of borrowing for oil. Sadly, most of the borrowed funds will be used on the armed forces and not for infrastructural development. 545 more words

Africa

Dying to save the world

Ensia has published a feature article I wrote about reports of growing violence against people who defend their local environments from powerful forces. I have reproduced it here under Ensia’s… 1,374 more words