UK to use £1bn meant for green energy to support fracking in Argentina

Documents show government’s plans to prioritise loans in support of major oil companiesThe UK is planning to invest in Argentina’s controversial oil shale industry using a £1bn export finance deal intended to support green energy, according to governme…

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Tesco and M&S likely to have soya linked to deforestation in supply chains

Exclusive: UK supermarkets admit there may be soya-led deforestation in their supply chains due to problems with traceabilityRise of the ‘wonder bean’: from deforestation to your plateHome to the screaming hairy armadillo: the forest the world forgotTe…

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Does the IMF need to refocus its role after the Argentina crisis?

The IMF alone cannot help troubled states out of a financial hole. Such states need more aid, not more loansIn case you blinked, the Argentine government built up a pile of debt out of almost nothing with surprising speed, and then proceeded to default…

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Salmon farming in the Beagle Channel enters troubled waters | Hannah Summers

Victory for community concerned about the industry’s environmental costs strengthens calls for shakeup of rules along Chilean coastA growing wave of resistance to the expansion of salmon farms along the Chilean coast has led to an important victory in …

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Warning signs for global economy: the countries spooking investors

From the US-China trade war through to the problems affecting Germany, Brazil, the UK and moreStock markets have taken fright over a number of warning signs from key economies, the latest this week being the inversion of the US bond yield curve and new…

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