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Friday, June 27, 2003

:: Oil exploitation + rainforest report ::
Some interesting research has been published into the effects of tropical countries exploiting their oil and gas on rainforest cover...

It's a little bit complicated but it seems to suggest that if more lucrative alternatives exist people will leave the land and work in cities.

Whereas the restructuring of economies + devaluing of currencies, frequently advocated by the IMF, can have the opposite effect...