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37signals – We’re trying something new!

2. August 2009

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37signals – We’re trying something new!

You may have noticed the advertising for 37Signals products, Basecamp, Highrise and Backpack on the right hand side of the site. We use these products here at CTF, because we are all volunteers and we don't often get together in one place, they help us out and their affiliate program could help us out more!

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Climate Change Sceptics

29. July 2009

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Climate Change Sceptics

If local forecasts about tomorrows weather are often wrong, then how likely are predictions about the planets future climate to be correct? It's open to debate! Check out the radio broadcast for the OTHER side of the story regarding global warming.

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How can the Amazon develop sustainably?

22. July 2009

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How can the Amazon develop sustainably?

In this vision of the Amazon, the forest will be preserved as a large national park with sprinklings of industry added to enrich its inhabitants. The agriculture at its edge will be more productive than it is today, making use of abandoned land and raising yields to meet domestic and foreign demand without encroaching farther into the jungle. This is aim is plausible, as well as commendable, but it will take decades to accomplish. In the meantime, the forest will continue to shrink. The fight today is over how fast that happens.

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Mount Mabu rainforest given protection

3. July 2009

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Mount Mabu rainforest given protection

The unique lost rainforest of Mount Mabu is to be given protection from exploitation, following a new expedition to the remote area revealed a host of new species. The existence of the pristine forest in northern Mozambique was revealed by the Observer last year, and was originally discovered with the help of Google Earth. It is now thought to be the largest such forest in southern Africa.

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Q&A: Climate Change

3. July 2009

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Q&A: Climate Change

Q&A: Climate change. What is climate change and why should we be concerned about it? David Adam explains in his Guardian news article. We don't see any mention of the benefit of saving the worlds forests and therefore the worlds largest carbon sinks in the article though.

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Fraud using our site

29. May 2009

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Fraud using our site

£1 fraudulent use of our donations mechanism. We are ware we have been the victims of fraud on our charity website. If you are affected and have seen this £1 on your credit card bill, please read on. Your money is being refunded as we speak.

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Is Google killing the planet?

12. January 2009

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Is Google killing the planet?

We all know that the creation of electricity has an impact on the environment in what ever form it takes, so it is hardly surprising to read analysis that large, data centre loving companies like Google are having a significant…

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Gold Mining – Rainforest Destruction in Costa Rica

6. November 2008

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Gold Mining – Rainforest Destruction in Costa Rica

We recently received the following statement from The Monteverde Conservation League (the guys responsible for the Children’s Eternal Rainforest). We thought we ought to pass the message along. I don’t know what we can do to help on this one, but I’ll…

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Bruce Parry – BBC Amazon show

16. October 2008

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Bruce Parry – BBC Amazon show

I was checking out Bruces Amazon rainforest blog today and thought I would blog the link to their site. It has loads of intersting facts and information, including video footage, of the deforestation occuring in the Amazon basin. Rather than plagerise their…

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If you go down to the woods today…

27. September 2008

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If you go down to the woods today…

Kay Chornook began collecting Wolf’s stories in 1990 and was then sidetracked by her own struggle with Hodgkin’s Disease. Surviving that, she returned to the project in 1994 and, with Wolf, has persevered to ensure that this fascinating history be…

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