August 2018

Deep in the heart of Africa, a dedicated group of rangers patrol the Chinko nature reserve. In baking equatorial heat, they are weighed down with body armour and camouflage fatigues. Beads of sweat run down their faces; mosquitos whine. The men keep watch over a vast patchwork of savanna and rainforest in the Central African […]

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Tax havens – and the financial secrecy they provide – may bolster industries tied to the unsustainable management of natural resources, a new study by researchers at Stockholm University’s Resilience Centre has found. “We need to start seeing the environmental costs of tax havens” and “how financial actors and financial flows are shaping the planet […]

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While the role of tax havens across the world in letting MNCs and wealthy individuals evade taxes and regulations is well documented, little is known about their hand in supporting economic activities that have serious ecological consequences. A new study, published in the journal Nature Ecology Evolution on Monday, for the first time tried to […]

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:08 PM – The environmental degradation caused by tax havens and the North American diet, using artificial glaciers to mitigate the effects of climate change, and the pros and cons of solar geoengineering. It’s What’s Up in Climate Change. TAX HAVENS LINKED TO DEFORESTATION AND ILLEGAL FISHING PRACTICES Tax havens have […]

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Four Pulitzer Center projects have been nominated for 2018 Online Journalism Awards, including work published by Foreign Policy, The Texas Tribune, and ICFJ.  Foreign Policy’s feature “Europe Slams Its Gates” has been named as one of the three medium newsroom feature finalists. For this project, Ty McCormick, Cameron Abadi, Peter Tinti, Nichole Sobecki, and Jill […]

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On Thursday, Arthur Lien – who uses the handle @courtartist – tweeted, “Melinda James was an impressive witness today.” Lien was spot-on. James, a mortgage assistant at Citizens Bank, had just given testimony in the bank and tax fraud trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager. While being questioned by Assistant U.S. Atty. […]

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