Secret Recordings Reveal Chevron “Cooked” Trial Evidence

April 7, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

As the 17 year old lawsuit between oil giant Chevron and the Ecuadorian Indians draws to a close, the plaintiffs are arguing that they have uncovered damning new evidence that could seriously undermine the oil company’s legal case. Texaco drilled for oil in Ecuador from 1964 to 1992, working in partnership with the state-run company … Read More

A complete mockery of forest protection

February 25, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

Anyone following the palm oil debate would not have been surprised by the findings of the BBC’s top investigative programme Panorama earlier in the week, which investigated the industry. Using GPS technology and satellite imaging, the BBC exposed how the palm oil giant Duta Palma Group is logging on both high conservation lands and deep … Read More

Forest Agreement is “Fundamentally Flawed”

October 26, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

There will be many twists and turns in the run up to Copenhagen. Most people believe that there will not be a comprehensive climate agreement in December, or if there is, it will be so compromised it will not solve the problem. But what if the agreement actively makes things worse? According to the Independent … Read More

Forests Losing Ability to Absorb Carbon

November 1, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

The sprawling forests of the northern hemisphere which extend from China and Siberia to Canada and Alaska are in danger of becoming a gigantic source of carbon dioxide rather than being a major “sink” that helps to offset man-made emissions of the greenhouse gas. Two studies published today show that the increase in forest fires … Read More