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

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

Britney Greiner: WNBA star apologizes to Russian court before ruling in drug smuggling trial

“I never intended to harm anyone, I never intended to endanger the Russian population, and I never intended to break any laws here,” Greiner said at Khimki City Court. “I made an honest mistake and I hope in your judgment this doesn’t end my life here. I know everyone keeps talking about political pawn and … Read more