National Apr 28, 2017

Environmentalists question Tokyo's Olympic timber sustainability practices

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee's code for sustainable procurement of timber used in Games venues allows contractors to use materials from questionable sources, a representative of the environmental group Rainforest Action Network said Thursday. The Sustainable Sourcing Code for Timber provided a "huge compromise in ...

World Apr 20, 2014

Killing of environmental activists rises globally

As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots ...