27 May '11, 2am

Shipping firm pledges to disconnect itself from rainforest destruction via @mongabay

Shipping firm pledges to disconnect itself from rainforest destruction via @mongabay

Killing in the name of deforestation: Amazon activist and wife assassinated (05/24/2011) José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife, Maria do Espírito Santo da Silva, were gunned down last night in an ambush near their home in the Brazilian state of Pará. Da Silva was known as a community leader and an outspoken critic of deforestation in the region. Police believe the da Silvas were killed by hired assassins because both victims had an ear cut off, which is a common token for hired gunmen to prove their victims had been slain, according to local police investigator, Marcos Augusto Cruz, who spoke to Al Jazeera. Suspicion immediately fell on illegal loggers linked to the charcoal trade that supplies pig iron smelters in the region. Authorities launch stealth operation in Amazon after satellite images reveal deforestation (05/24/2011) Brazil’s environmental enforcement agen...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0525-maersk_moukaddem.html

Tweets

Brazil eases rules on conserving Amazon rainforest

Brazil eases rules on conserving Amazon rainforest

care2.com 28 May '11, 11am

Separate multiple e-mail addresses by a comma. You can send up to 100 recipients. personal message Hello, I saw this on Ca...

Destruction of Brazil's most endangered forest, the Mata Atlantica, slows via @mongabay

Destruction of Brazil's most endangered forest,...

news.mongabay.com 28 May '11, 2am

2,700 sq km of Brazil's most endangered rainforest destroyed in 8 years (12/03/2010) 270,000 hectares of the Mata Atlântic...

Son Pledges $100 Million for Japan Solar Projects

renewableenergyworld.com 26 May '11, 6am

As a long-time computer industry observer, I'm well-acquainted with Masayoshi Son . Son is worth $8.1 billion but reported...