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Last European primary forests threatened by loggers?

Last European primary forests threatened by loggers?

A few days ago, the European Commission referred Poland to the Court of Justice for illegal logging in the Bialowieza forest, one of the oldest forests in Europe. It has been a few months now that the Commission, warned by Polish activists and NGOs, has been keeping a watch [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , |

Coral reefs and oil exploration in Brazil: shall we pluck the goose that lays black-golden eggs?

In the coming days, Brazil should rule on the authorization for oil companies to perform new exploratory drilling off its northern coast, in the mouth of the Amazon River. A few years ago, this would have probably been just a licence extension formality, but the recent discovery of a large coral reef that is only [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |