The man who destroyed a vast forest wins the demise of the garden

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – In a move that shocked environmentalists, the government of Brazil’s third largest state has abandoned a legal battle over protecting a state park in one of the Amazon’s most biodiverse regions. The result of this decision is that the man responsible for deforestation of vast tracts of protected land eventually … Read more

NCAA collars wrestle with inequality in pay for women referees

The NCAA won praise last year when it agreed to pay referees for men’s and women’s basketball equally.. The gesture only cost about $100,000, a fraction of the roughly $900 million networks pay annually to broadcast March Madness. Now, as the NCAA examines the different disparities between men’s and women’s sportsPressure is also growing to … Read more

China halts climate and military ties over Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

BEIJING (AFP) – China said on Friday it was canceling or suspending dialogue with the United States on a range of issues from climate change to military ties and anti-drug efforts in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan this week. . The measures, which come amid strained relations between Beijing and … Read more