The killing of award-winning environmentalist and indigenous leader Berta Cáceres by two gunmen at her home in Honduras raises questions about the possible role of Honduran soldiers and police in her death, the Washington Post reports.
Indigenous leader killed in resistance fight over Honduras mega-dam
(July 17, 2013) Tomás Garcia, a leader of the indigenous Lenca community in Honduras, was fatally shot on Monday, and his son Alan seriously injured, when members of the Honduran Army began firing indiscriminately at a demonstration protesting the construction of the 22-megawatt Agua Zarca Dam already underway on the Gualcaeque River in the country’s southwest. International Rivers reports.
EU carbon credits scheme tarnished by alleged murders in Honduras
The deaths of 23 Honduran farmers protesting the seizure of their lands by UN-approved palm oil plantations calls for Honduran carbon credits to be thrown out of the EU’s emission trading scheme, shows the dark side of carbon credit bonanza.
Costly Kyoto: a money racket not a green scheme?
Kyoto has cost the world’s governments and companies at least $150-billion in research, subsidies, compliance costs and lost economic activity. Yet there is no proof it has saved even a tonne of carbon emissions.