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Flooding, Landslides In Chile a Result of Climate Change

Flooding, Landslides In Chile a Result of Climate Change

Bloomberg reports that landslides near the Chilean capital of Santiago killed three people over the final weekend of February. The landslides cut off water supplies to millions of homes, according to the National Emergency Office said. National Emergency Office...

Pulp and Paper Industry Blamed for Spread of Historic Chilean Wildfires

The wildfires in Chile that killed at least 11 people have been fueled by plantations of non-indigenous forests, such as eucalyptus and pine, according to biologists. “About 42% of the forest fires are in plantation forests, which are like matchboxes,” Mary Kalin...

Asunción Declaration Rejects GE Trees:  The Global Movement Grows

Asunción Declaration Rejects GE Trees: The Global Movement Grows

A Resounding NO to GE Trees Declaración de Asunción Rechazo a todos los Árboles Genéticamente: Un NO Rotundo a los Árboles GM (PDF) Declaração de Asunción rejeita todas as árvores geneticamente modificadas: Um esmagador NÃO às árvores transgênicas (PDF) We,...

New Forest Subsidy in Chile, Nothing New or Noble

New Forest Subsidy in Chile, Nothing New or Noble

As Chile is still in the running for future GE tree plantations and will be hosting next years bi-annual IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, I pass along this relevant article: A report on the evolution of forestry subsidies in Chile. This is an English translation...