Jul 19, 2013

Amazon deforestation up sharply, group says

Deforestation has soared in the Brazilian Amazon since a new forestry code was passed last year at the urging of the agribusiness lobby, a nonprofit environmental group said Thursday. Between August 2012 and last month, 1,838 sq. km of forest were lost, a 103 ...

Indonesia seeing a new corporate colonialism

Jun 1, 2013

Indonesia seeing a new corporate colonialism

by John Vidal

Land conflicts between farmers and plantation owners, mining companies and developers have raged across Indonesia as local and multinational firms have been encouraged to seize and then deforest customary land — land owned by indigenous people and administered in accordance with their customs. More ...