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Issue date: 
7 February 2012

Tanzania: Plans Underway to Cut Down Gas Prices

Arusha — THE government plans to subsidize domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices in order to make the commodity affordable to the majority.

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January 20, 2012

Attenborough asks corporations to protect wilderness from poor people

Since we can’t stop poor people from breeding, let’s build fences to keep them out. And let’s ask the world’s biggest polluters to pay for the fences.

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24 January 2012

'Peak timber' concerns in tropics

(BBC) - Current tropical timber practices are not sustainable and nations should consider the "implications of 'peak timber'", a study has suggested.

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Jan 19, 2012

Money Is All That's Green in Biodiesel

Most biodiesel production is making climate change worse not better, studies show. Biodiesel from palm oil plantations may be the world's dirtiest fuel - far worse than burning diesel made from oil when the entire production life cycle is considered.

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9 January 2012

Deforestation and Destruction of Wetlands Heats Up Kabale

Kabale — In the early 1990s Kabale was nicknamed "The Switzerland of Africa" by white settlers because of its cool weather. But with environment degradation and accompanying high temperatures, the name rings hollow.

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Jan 11, 2012

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Makes Climate Change a Top Priority

Developing countries (including China) are expected to account for more than 90% of global energy growth in the next 30 years.

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8 January 2012

Climate negotiator Rende: Turkey ready to do its part on climate change

Turkey is emerging in the UN as a country that is working for the common good of the world with regard to climate change and one that is interested in a positive agenda, Turkey’s climate change chief negotiator Mithat Rende has said in an interview with Sunday’s Zaman.
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January 02, 2012

Small town rises up against deforestation in Pakistan

The town of Ayun, home to 16,000 people in the Chitral district of Pakistan, has been rocked by large-scale protests and mass arrests over the issue of corruption and deforestation in recent days.

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December 19, 2011

Is the Russian Forest Code a warning for Brazil?

Brazil, which last week moved to reform its Forest Code, may find lessons in Russia's revision of its forest law in 2007, say a pair of Russian scientists.

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04 Dec 2011

UK pledges £10m to help tackle deforestation in Brazil

The UK Government has agreed to provide £10 million to a joint project to tackle deforestation in Brazil, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman announced today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.

The funding will support a project based in the Cerrado, central Brazil, and aims to reduce rates of deforestation by supporting environmental registration of rural properties and by helping farmers restore vegetation on illegally cleared land. It will also fund measures to prevent and manage forest fires.


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by Dr. Radut