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August 02 2012


March 29 2012


On Our Radar: Organized Environmental Crime

Interpol is carrying out the largest anti-elephant ivory poaching operation ever, with agents in 14 African countries raiding outlets and pursuing traders. Most of the demand for ivory comes from Asian countries like China.
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January 26 2012


Apple, Electronics and Environmental Ills

Environmental groups say that while multinational corporations like Apple are trying to improve conditions, thousands -- or perhaps tens of thousands -- of smaller companies are cutting corners and dumping hazardous chemicals in rural areas and even near densely populated areas.

November 10 2011


March 25 2010


D.O.E. Subpoenas Three Lamp Marketers

The agency has requested that the manufacturers and sellers of the floor lamps to submit detailed information about the design, to ensure they comply with efficiency standards.

March 18 2010


March 10 2010


Alberta's Tar Sands and the Dead Duck Trial

Syncrude, the Canadian oil sands giant, is defending itself against criminal charges for the deaths of thousands of birds in one of its tailings ponds.

February 04 2010


January 20 2010


Salazar Seeks Import Ban on Invasive Snakes

The secretary of the interior announced plans to list the Burmese python and eight other large constrictor snakes that threaten the Everglades as "injurious wildlife."

January 19 2010


New Rule Would Bar Illegal Fishing Vessels From Ports

Under a rule proposed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, its assistant administrator for fisheries would be able to deny entry to a ships listed as engaging in certain types of illegal fishing.

January 12 2010


After Climate Talks, Lingering Disputes Between Danish Police and Greenpeace

Complaints of an unnecessarily prolonged detention surrounded the release late last week of four Greenpeace activists who crashed a royal dinner party as part of demonstrations associated with the Copenhagen climate talks last month.

January 05 2010


December 29 2009


Climate Talks, Protests and Danish Police

Protesters say Danish police used unnecessarily heavy-handed tactics during two weeks of demonstrations earlier this month. The police say they successfully kept the peace.

December 10 2009


Europol: $7.4 Billion Lost from Carbon Trading Fraud in Europe

The European Union's law enforcement arm against organized crime announced on Wednesday that four member countries have changed their tax codes to protect against emissions trading fraud.

December 06 2009


Hopes and Tensions on Eve of Climate Talks

On the eve of the highly anticipated meeting, negotiators are hopeful, organizers are working out the kinks, and Copenhagen police are girding for two weeks of events.

November 20 2009


U.N. Report Calls for More Environmental Protection in Wartime

A report released this month by the United Nations Environment Program and the Environmental Law Institute says that existing international laws are not sufficient.

November 16 2009


Regulators File Lawsuit Against Alleged 'Green' Investment Ponzi Scheme

Federal regulators have accused four people and two companies of using bogus claims about "green initiatives" to entice more than 300 investors into what was really a $30 million Ponzi scheme.
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