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CANADA: Automakers Agree to Emissions Reductions
by Ian AustenNew York Times
April 5th, 2005
The Canadian government and nearly all the world's major automakers reached an agreement Tuesday under which the companies would voluntarily reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their vehicles. The Canadian minister of natural resources suggested that the nation can be a model for the state of California.

RUSSIA: Shell Moves Sakhalin Pipeline but Faces New Destruction Row
by Nick MathiasonThe Guardian
April 3rd, 2005
Shell is facing yet more environmental protests over its controversial $12 billion oil and gas pipeline off the east coast of Russia.

INDONESIA: Construction in Aceh Endangers National Forests
by By Richel Dursin Asia Times Online
March 9th, 2005
A government plan to cut down more trees in one of the largest national parks in Indonesia to help rebuild tsunami-ravaged Aceh has drawn opposition from environmentalists and officials in the country's Forestry Ministry, who claim that the plan could worsen illegal logging in the country.

CHINA: "The Chinese Miracle Will End Soon"
by Der Spiegelhttp://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,345694,00.html
March 7th, 2005
The world has been dazzled in recent years by the economic strides being made by China. But it has come at a huge cost to the country's environment. Pollution is a serious and costly problem. Pan Yue of the ministry of the environment says these problems will soon overwhelm the country and will create millions of "environmental refugees."

UK: Does it Pay to Get into Bed with Business?
by Tobias WebbThe Guardian
February 25th, 2005
An increasing number of NGOs are entering corporate alliances to achieve their campaigning aims. Tobias Webb considers the example of Greenpeace.

UK: 'McLibel' Campaigners Win Legal Aid Battle
by Geoff MeadeThe Independent Online
February 15th, 2005
Two environmental campaigners who took on hamburger chain McDonald's and lost have now won their claim that the libel trial was unfair.

ICELAND: Threatened Protestors Raise Stakes
Corporate Watch
January 26th, 2005
People in Iceland are calling for an international protest against the building of a series of giant dams, currently under construction in the eastern highlands of Iceland.

TASMANIA: Logging Company Tries to Sue Protestors into Silence
Corporate Watch
January 26th, 2005
Gunns, the company responsible for logging the Tasmanian rainforests, is responding to a 5-year long campaign of protests and direct action by issuing a mass lawsuit, hoping to intimidate or impoverish its opponents out of existence.

US: Deleting Hazardous Waste
by Alex PhamLA Times
January 21st, 2005
Environmental rules and the proliferation of discarded devices push Companies to design gadgets that are easier to recycle and safer to dispose of.

INDIA: Cola Companies Told to Quit
BBC news
January 20th, 2005
Activists in India have held nationwide protests against multinational soft drink companies Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

SOUTH AFRICA: Durban's Poor Fight For Clean Air
by Grant ClarkBBC News
December 14th, 2004
If a poor community believes it is being poisoned, how can it find out if its fears are justified? Grant Clark visits South Durban, where outdated government legislation has left locals fighting their own battle for the truth.

INDONESIA: Report Heightens Pollution Dispute with Newmont Mining
by Jane PerlezNew York Times
November 8th, 2004
A government panel presented a bitterly fought-over report on Monday showing that sediment in the equatorial bay where the world's biggest gold producer, Newmont Mining Corporation, deposited mine waste is polluted with significant levels of arsenic and mercury. But the panel found the water quality met Indonesian standards.

INDIA: Anti-Coca-Cola Agitation Picks up in Kaladera, Rajasthan
by Nagraj AdveIndia Resource Center
September 28th, 2004
It's a classic David versus Goliath story. Villagers facing diminishing livelihoods agitating against one of the largest soft-drink and bottled water companies in the world: Coca-Cola. Fortunately there are many Davids.

INDONESIA: Spurred by Illness, Indonesians Lash Out at Newmont Mining
by Jane Perlez and Evelyn RusliNew York Times
September 8th, 2004

INDONESIA: Newmont closes controversial mine – stages “planned” pull-out in Sulawesi
by James RoseEthical Corporation
August 25th, 2004
The US gold mining giant has announced it will get out of its controversial Minahasa Raya mine in northern Sulawesi as part of its scheduled program.

US: A Record Year for Shareholder Activism
by G. Jeffrey MacDonaldChristian Science Monitor
June 28th, 2004
Question: What single force can get Tyco International to strive for cleaner emissions, inspire PepsiCo to study the impact of AIDS in developing nations, and even get Merck & Co. to declare its intentions to not manufacture an abortion pill? Answer: shareholders.

BRAZIL: Anti-Logging Activist Missing in Amazon Delta
by Cahal MilmoIndependent (London)
December 15th, 2003
Greenpeace has admitted it is "deeply, deeply worried" about a British activist who has gone missing from one of its ships in the Amazon delta. Yesterday the Brazilian authorities launched an investigation into whether her disappearance is linked to the group's campaign against illegal logging.

Iceland: Power Driven
by Susan De MuthThe Guardian
November 29th, 2003
In Iceland, work has already begun on a colossal $1bn dam which, when it opens in 2007, will cover a highland wilderness - and all to drive one US smelter. Environmentalists are furious, but the government appears determined to push through the project, whatever the cost

WORLD: Factory Farms Growing in Developing Nations
Environmental News Service
April 22nd, 2003
Factory farms are expanding into developing countries, bringing these nations a wealth of environmental and public health concerns, finds a new paper by the Worldwatch Institute.

Ghana: Gold Discovered Beneath Forest Reserves
by Mike AnaneEnvironment News Service
March 4th, 2003
Dozens of bulldozers and excavators belonging to five multinational mining companies operating in Ghana are poised to tear apart thousands of hectares of forest reserves in the Ashanti, Western and Eastern Regions of the country, if the government gives them approval to haul out what they describe as rich deposits of gold beneath the forests

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