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Racing the Clock: California to Cut HFC Emissions in Half by 2030

Racing the Clock: California to Cut HFC Emissions in Half by 2030 California has been planning to enact regulations to drastically decrease emissions of super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from the cooling sector. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) convened a working group this week to discuss details of the proposed regulations, which aim to reduce HFCs […]

Raw Intelligence: GOCA
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Intelligence Brute: Hua Jia

« Vous payez, ils travaillent pour vous »: comment les sociétés forestières payent chaque mois les fonctionnaires au Gabon pour qu’ils ferment les yeux sur leurs crimes forestiers Série Intelligence Brute : Hua Jia Vous devez payer pour vous sortir du pétrin, convaincre les fonctionnaires de vous faire des faveurs et maximiser vos bénéfices. L’industrie […]

Raw Intelligence: GOCA
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Raw Intelligence: Hua Jia

“You Pay, They Work For You”: How Timber Companies Buy Out Gabonese Officials To Turn a Blind Eye to Forest Crimes Raw Intelligence Series – #4 Hua Jia You have to pay to get out of trouble, convince public officials to do favors for you, and maximize your reward. The timber industry in Gabon relies […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Navigating Best Practices for the Arctic

The Arctic is changing before our eyes, faster than anyone anticipated. While a report on the state of the oceans and cryosphere by the International Panel on Climate Change is expected in September 2019 and will offer the most comprehensive picture of the Polar Regions, until its completion there are plenty of examples of the […]

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Toxic Timber Intercepted in Belgium

Belgian authorities announced on Saturday that they have temporarily blocked timber from Gabon in the Port of Antwerp, due to concerns of illegality. The importer is now under investigation for suspected violations of the European Timber Regulation, which prohibits the import of illegal wood into the European market. The timber has been identified as padouk, […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Pebble Mine: A Threat to Salmon, Belugas and a Way of Life

Most Americans will never visit Bristol Bay, Alaska; still, they have a major stake in its environmental health. In 2018 alone, fishermen in Bristol Bay harvested 41.3 million sockeye salmon, the largest amount on record. Even more remarkable, especially in an age of overfished or collapsing fishing stocks, the 2018 harvest was sustainable. Another 21 […]