Browsing All posts tagged under »deforestation«

Branson’s plans put on hold after lemurs fall pregnant

April 23, 2011

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Flying while pregnant can be risky according to doctors. Flying to an exotic location without the necessary inoculations can also be risky. So if you’re a pregnant lemur due to jet off to the British Virgin Islands and haven’t had your jabs, don’t bother packing, you’re not going anywhere. Sir Richard Branson’s plans to import […]

Natives’ beef with cattle firm leads to law suit

April 13, 2011

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Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying very hard to get some revision in every day. My end of year exam is fast approaching and I don’t want to have to resort to my childhood technique of cramming the night before. I’m too old and  I’ve lost too many brain cells through alcohol abuse to even […]

Modern Art

March 18, 2011

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Isn’t it incredible how modern art has the ability to polarise opinion? I recently visited Tate Modern on the Southbank with my friend, single-mum, who wanted to see the latest exhibition by the Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco (pronounced or-ross-co). I’m always interested in artwork that challenges me to think about the meaning behind it; or […]

Indonesia delays on bilateral deal to save rainforests

January 6, 2011

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At the start of this year, the Indonesian Forestry Ministry announced plans to help keep its virgin forests intact by offering land concessions to companies to use previously logged areas. It’s part of a two-year moratorium with Norway, which will pay Indonesia (one billion dollars) for proven emissions reductions. Everything seems to come with a price tag these […]