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The group behind the creation of High Line Park in New York built all of the seating and decking with wood from the Amazon Rainforests. Ipe, the type of tree being used in the park, only grow around 1 or 2 trees per acre, forcing loggers to tear down paths to cut down these dispersed […]
The World Bank, funded by British taxpayers, has pledged an undisclosed amount of money to fund programs that avoid deforestation in the Amazon. However, it has recently been reported that the World Bank is also funding programs that are promoting the expansion of cattle ranching in the Amazon, which is the second leading cause of […]
The Obama administration is currently working with a group of UN nations on the development of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade agreement, ACTA. The new law is being developed in secrecy from the public and might allow government access to personal content on hard drives thought to be a breach of copyright. Copyright infringements have been a […]
According to the San Francisco Gate, West Oakland, located next to San Francisco’s busiest port and trapped in between two major highways, has escaped the eye of the media and continues to be one of the most polluted cities in America. Diesel-fuel ships, diesel trucks, illegal dumping, and the ramifications of the industrialized area add […]