Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Conflict Timber?

Our economy relies heavily on extraction industries. So questions come up when reading "Selling off the rainforest - a modern-day scandal", at the Guardian website.

The article begins:
Vast tracts of the world's second-largest rainforest have been obtained by a small group of European and American industrial logging companies in return for minimal taxes and gifts of salt, sugar and tools, a two-year investigation will disclose today.

Here are some other resources:

Here's how Greenpeace is blogging the issue.

Oh ... the picture is of merchandise Greenpeace is selling to raise awareness of their campaign addressing Kimberly-Clark’s ongoing destruction of Canada’s magnificent Boreal Forest.
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