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  • In Cameroon's Rain Forest, a Fragile Way of Life

    <p>A boy trudges back to his village with harvest from his family's plot. His father trails behind, along a muddy road deeply rutted by logging trucks near Nguti. Logging trucks dig up the roads that local people have used for generations, making it difficult just to walk along them, let alone navigate them with a vehicle.<br><br>The small cacao farms that now lie between the reserves use the rain forest to shade their crop. Rather than clearing away trees, local farmers aim to preserve the forest canopy.<br></p> Source: Photograph by James Whitlow Delano for Bloomberg.com

  • Ferrari Fights 21-Year-Old Racer for Control of Facebook Page

    Sammy Wasem was 15 when he started a Ferrari fan page that would become one of the most popular car sites on Facebook. Six years later, he is in a legal battle with his favorite Italian sports-car maker in a case that may help define freedom of expression rights in social media.

  • Ferrari Fights 21-Year-Old Racer for Facebook Page Control

    Sammy Wasem was 15 when he started a Ferrari fan page that would become one of the most popular car sites on Facebook. Six years later, he is in a legal battle with his favorite Italian sports-car maker in a case that may help define freedom of expression rights in social media.

  • Chevron Faces Lawyer's Appeal of Ecuador Fraud Finding

    A New York lawyer who won a $9.5 billion pollution judgment against Chevron Corp. in Ecuador said he will fight a U.S. judge’s finding that he resorted to bribery and fraud to secure the award.

  • Sutherland Joins With Energy Boutique: Business of Law

    Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is combining with Arbis LLP, a boutique law firm with offices in London and Geneva that features a strong energy practice, to give the U.S. firm its first international offices.

  • Chevron Wins U.S. Ruling Calling Ecuador Judgment Fraud

    Chevron Corp. won a U.S. judge’s ruling that a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment issued in Ecuador was procured by fraud, making it less likely that plaintiffs will collect the $9.5 billion award.

  • Chevron Wins Ruling Ecuador Judgment Was Devil’s Deal

    A U.S. judge handed Chevron Corp. a key victory in the energy company’s long-fought battle against a multibillion-dollar pollution lawsuit in Ecuador, ruling the American lawyer leading the case resorted to bribery and fraud.

  • Google Using Earth App to Help Save Rain Forests

    Google Inc. is using its prowess at big-data analytics to try to save the world’s rain forests.

  • Drought Threatens S.E. Asia Food Price Gains Amid Haze

    The drought parching Singapore and swaths of Malaysia and Indonesia threatens to raise food prices, slow economic growth and disrupt water supply in the region, home to the world’s oldest tropical rain forests.

  • Kellogg to Stop Buying Deforested Palm Oil Amid Pressure

    Kellogg Co. has agreed to buy palm oil only from suppliers who can prove they don’t damage rain forests, the strongest move yet by a public food manufacturer to stop the practice, according an environmental group that pressured the maker of Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies.

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