16 May '11, 8pm

Green: On Our Radar: A Satellite Tour of a Threatened Rain Forest

A computer illustration created by the wildlife activist group WWF-Indonesia using Google Earth provides a tour of Sumatran rain forest areas at risk of destruction by logging companies and palm oil producers. The animation focuses on Bukit Tigapuluh, a hilly region that provides habitat to endangered tigers, elephants, orangutans and other rare species. Camera trap footage from this area released by WWF this month showed a dozen tigers living in a logging concession. [Yale Environment 360] The Chinese authorities detain the head of a battery plant after hundreds of people in the factory’s vicinity are sickened by the improper disposal of lead waste. The factory, which manufactures lead-acid motorcycle batteries, is near Deqing, a town west of Shanghai. [Associated Press] As a drought deepens in France, farmers in the country’s most productive agricultural regions face wat...

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 27 May '11, 8am

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