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Global warming, aging to hit global growth: OECD

An aging population combined with a slowdown in emerging markets and pressure on the environment will lead to lower global growth and rising income inequality, a new OECD report warns.

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Putting money where the green is

PLACING economic value on environmental services might be politically incorrect for some environmentalists. That's like "commodifying" natural resources, as Bolivian President Evo Morales warned.

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How do we redesign a new economic theory framed by ecological systems?

Economics as we know it today is broken. Unable to explain, to predict or to protect, it is need of root-and-branch replacement. Or, to borrow from Alan Greenspan, it is fundamentally "flawed".

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We must put a price on nature if we are going to save it

Campaigning against economic valuations could inadvertently strengthen the hand of those who believe nature has little or no worth

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Seven nations face sanctions over endangered species

Cites delegates agree to penalise countries for lacking tough regulations or failing to report on their wildlife trade

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'Sustainable' Seafood Labels Come Under Fire

A new study states that nearly a third of the fish stocks certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council were actually overfished

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Brazil cracks down on lucrative wild animal trade

RIO DE JANEIRO — Blue-and-yellow macaws from Amazonia, green parrots, monkeys, turtles, anacondas and pumas: wild animal trafficking is a very lucrative business that spares no species in Brazil, including those facing extinction.

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Fears research monkeys are illegally taken from wild

AUSTRALIA'S importation of primates for research has sparked an investigation into allegations that the little-known trade breaches international agreements on animal welfare.

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Chinese Feed Illegal Ivory Trade

CAIRO, Feb 4, 2012 (IPS) - The illegal trade in ivory continues in Egypt, with ivory products sold openly in local tourist markets by traders who operate with impunity, a new study by the conservation group Traffic has found.

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25 years for rhino poachers

Three rhino poachers have been sentenced to 25 years each by the Phalaborwa Regional Court, with SA National Parks saying this was an indication SA was taking more stringent measures to clamp down on the scourge.

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Three New Standards Aim to Promote Biodiversity Conservation

30 January 2012 | Biodiversity is notoriously difficult to measure, which makes it difficult to conserve. Three complementary standards aim to change that by providing guidance for practices from offsetting to sustainable land use to managing protected areas and their surroundings.

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Sharp rise in sustainable seafood products on sale in UK

The number of fish and seafood products on offer certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council up 41% to 988

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