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Biofuels boom in Africa as British firms lead rush on land for plantations (online)

The Guardian (UK), 31/05/2011 > The article reveals that British firms have acquired more land in Africa for controversial biofuel plantations than companies from any other country. Half of the 3.2m hectares (ha) of biofuel land identified – in countries … Continue reading

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Tanzania Biofuel Project’s Barren Promise (online)

Inter Press Service (International), 9/03/2011  > The article reveals how an ambitious project to produce clean energy for the Netherlands and Belgium has degenerated into a controversial abuse of natural resources in Africa. Bioshape, a clean energy company based in Neer, the … Continue reading

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I biocarburanti danneggiano la Tanzania (in print)

Internazionale (Italy), 8/10/2010  > L’articolo rivela come un ambizioso  progetto per produrre energia pulita per i Paesi Bassi e il Belgio sia degenerato in un controverso abuso  di risorse  naturali in Africa. Bioshape, una società di energie rinnovabili con sede a Neer, Paesi Bassi, sta attraversando una procedura di bancarotta dopo aver speso 9,6 milioni di dollari in un fallimentare progetto  di biocarburanti in Tanzania. Nel 2006 la … Continue reading

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Tanzania: Bioshape leaves a trail of destruction (in print)

NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands), 21/09/2010   > The article reveals how an ambitious project to produce clean energy for the Netherlands and Belgium has degenerated into a controversial abuse of natural resources in Africa. Bioshape, a clean energy company based in Neer, the Netherlands, … Continue reading

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Africa: Race on Biofuels (online)

Mondiaal Nieuws (Belgium), 18/05/2010 > The article reveals that the area of Western-funded plantations for energy crops in Africa covers more than two million hectares. Investors in biofuels are assessing their business prospects in Africa, the future paradise for the green gold. … Continue reading

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La course belge a’ l’or vert africain (in print)

Le Vif l’Express (Belgium), 22/01/2010 > The article “The Belgian rush to the African green gold”  reveals that the area of Western-funded plantations for energy crops in Africa covers more than two million hectares. Investors in biofuels are assessing their business … Continue reading

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Africa meta della rivoluzione biofuel (in print)

Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy), 13/12/2009 > L’articolo rivela che l’area occupata dalle piantagioni finanziate dagli occidentali per le colture energetiche in Africa supera i due milioni di ettari. Gli investitori in biocarburanti  stanno valutando le loro prospettive di business in Africa, … Continue reading

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Discovering Tibet (in print)

Bismarck Tribune (USA), 09/03/2008 > The article recounts a journey through the beauty and environmental tragedy of the Tibetan land along the new paved himalayan trail that led the Olympic Torch from Beijing and Lhasa to Mount Everest. disappearing even the … Continue reading

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C’era una volta il Tibet (in print)

Famiglia cristiana (Italy), 30/01/2008 > L’articolo  racconta un viaggio attraverso la bellezza e la tragedia ambientale della terra tibetana, lungo la strada  asfaltata  nell’altopiano  himalayano, che ha portato la torcia olimpica da Lhasa al Monte Everest.  Stefano Valentino (freelance) è uno dei pochi giornalisti entrati in Tibet nell’imminenza degli scontri di … Continue reading

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