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June 01 2011


After Killings, Brazil Vows to Confront Amazon Violence

More than 1,000 environmental activists, religious workers, organizers and rural workers have been murdered in the Amazon in the last 20 years, but successful prosecutions of those who order the killings are virtually nonexistent, according to watchdog groups.

May 28 2011


Murder of Activists Raises Questions of Justice in Amazon

Whether an investigation will result in punishment for the killers -- or those who hired them -- is uncertain. More than 1,000 rural activists, small farmers, religious workers and others fighting deforestation have been slain in the past 20 years, but only a handful of killers have been successfully prosecuted.
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May 24 2011


May 20 2011


On Our Radar: Indonesia Signs Deal to Protect Virgin Forests

Exceptions will be made for development considered "vital to the nation," like geothermal energy, oil, gas, electricity and land for rice and sugar cane.

December 29 2010


June 20 2010


British Newspaper Apologizes to Climate Scientist

A scientist who says he was criticizing the United Nations climate panel for failing to cite proper sources -- not questioning the validity of its conclusions -- gets an apology from a British newspaper.

April 23 2010


On Our Radar: Tracking Asian Monsoons

Using tree rings, scientists chart Asian monsoons back to the Middle Ages and link the collapse of the Ming dynasty to drought.
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