Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Between 2000 and 2007, the U.S. government spent over half a billion dollars for the chemical spraying of approximately 2.6 million acres of land in Colombia--the world's second most bio-diverse country. Due to U.S. government pressure, Colombia is the only country in the world that allows this spraying--known as fumigation--as an anti-drug practice. Yet this practice has been a complete failure in its stated goal. Coca production--the raw material for cocaine and the "target" of fumigation--has actually increased by 36 percent since U.S.-backed fumigation began in earnest.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Obama said it is necessary to start working on reform now, because getting it passed will take time. But he said he was “very committed” to making it a reality.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tropical forests absorb 5 bn tonnes of CO2 emissions yearly
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
A suspected U.S. missile strike by an unmanned plane has destroyed an al-Qaida hideout in a remote Pakistani border region, killing at least 20 people and wounding many others.
Friday, February 13, 2009
COLUMBUS — Gov. Ted Strickland spared a death row inmate whose entire family -- which is also the family of his victim -- opposed his execution.
Instead, the judge sentenced her to three months at a juvenile detention center on a charge of harassment.
"Our family's prayers have finally been answered, and we are so grateful to Gov. Strickland, the parole board and all of Jeffrey's supporters for giving him a second chance at life," Eddie Sanders of Cincinnati said in a statement. "The governor's actions today not only respect our wishes, but they also honor the memory of my beloved sister and Jeffrey's mother, Emma Dee Hill, who believed in the power of redemption and the value of all life."
Thursday, February 12, 2009