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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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U.S. group wants trade ban on Canada for polar bear hunt

A U.S. conservation group is calling for trade sanctions against Canada because of an increased polar bear hunt quota in the Western Hudson Bay region.

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Corporate monopolies 'may dominate green economy'

[NEW DELHI] The global push towards a 'green economy' risks being hijacked by large corporate monopolies trying to gain control over natural resources, a report has warned.

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EU warns wasting environmental resources could spark new recession

The overuse and waste of valuable natural resources is threatening to produce a fresh economic crisis, the European Union's environment chief has warned.

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Elephant poaching: 'Record year' for ivory seizures

More elephant tusks were seized in 2011 than in any year since 1989, when the ivory trade was banned, international wildlife trade group Traffic says.

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Most eco-labeled seafood offers little environmental benefit, UVic study finds

The majority of eco-labels awarded to farmed fish fail to deliver the promised environmental benefit, according to a study released by researchers at the University of Victoria.

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