24 May '11, 10pm

On Our Radar: Brazilian Forest Advocate and Wife Slain

Reuters A sawmill that processes logs from the Amazon rainforest in Para State in Brazil. José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva, a Brazilian rain forest activist, and his wife are shot dead near their home in Para State, in the Amazon. In a speech last year, Mr. da Silva acknowledged that his work battling illegal loggers put him in grave danger. “I will protect the forest at all costs. That is why I could get a bullet in my head at any moment — because I denounce the loggers and charcoal producers,” he said. [The Guardian] Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Middle Eastern nations begin costly and energy-intensive attempts to tap their vast reserves of molasses-thick heavy crude oil . The process, which uses steam to melt the tar-like deposits, requires vast amounts of fresh water and energy to create steam, both in short supply in the region. [The Wall Street Journal] Statistics show...

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