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British ‘Green’ Air Tax Imperils Environment?

July 13th, 2009 | by Kay Sexton

While it may seem that countries should just ‘take the hit’ on internationally effective 'green' taxes, the real risk is that the loss of tourism, with its relatively green profile means that other income sources become more appealing. These could include extractive industries like mining or oil exploration, intensive industries like swift-rotation monoculture farming, or exploitative industries like logging.

Haiti’s Poverty is Directly Linked to Deforestation and Habitat Loss

May 10th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman

Haiti's sorrowful rank as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world has been directly attributed to the degradation of Haiti's natural environment (less than 1.5% of its original tree cover remains intact) as well as a lack of governance structures, underinvestment in social capital, obstacles to private investment, and a spiraling "poverty trap"

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