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Workers die after mercury exposure

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 0:00

The gas leak that killed thousands in Bhopal 18 years ago was the worst industrial disaster in history and a poignant reminder that multinational companies must not dump their dirty technologies on developing countries. Although Bhopal is the...

Mahogany, sharks, dolphins and whales get protection

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 0:00

Creating free trade zones has become a hot topic in South America, but this week trade of another kind was on the minds of many in Santiago as world governments met to discuss the international trade in threatened and endangered species.

Turkey rejects toxic ship...

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 0:00

Every year, hundreds of sea vessels retire to the once clean beaches of Asia. In addition to their valuable steel, these old ships often contain hazardous substances that place their workers and the environment in danger. Despite agreement...

Elephants walk one step closer to twilight

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 0:00

They were dangerous times for earth's largest land mammals. From the 60s through the 80s, soaring ivory demand led to dramatic declines in elephant populations throughout most of Africa. Fully eighty percent of the ivory traded was from illegally...

Victory for the Amazon, its people and a big leaf tree

Feature story | 14 November, 2002 at 0:00

Ten years of work to protect Amazon mahogany has paid off. This high-priced hard wood was driving the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, corruption and even murder. But a decision to regulate international trade of mahogany will give the...

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