Day: 7 January 2000
Agroforestry offers real potential for carbon sinks and poor farmers
Agroforestry would be a more profitable land-use system for many of the world's poor farmers than traditional methods such as slash-and-burn, and could make a greater contribution to offsetting the developing world's carbon emission reductions than conventional large-scale plantations, according to new research.
IRELAND: Court case with EU looms as sheep overgrazing threatens birds
Ireland faces court action from the European Commission over its failure to curb sheep overgrazing at a key conservation site in County Mayo. Some Irish environmentalists are welcoming the news, in the hope that it will wake government officials up to the importance environmental laws.
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