October 2009

29 Oct Truancy warnings fall on deaf ears (The Australian)

A Report on a trial in four Cape York communities, in which parents of children who do not attend school are counselled, shows that more than half of those whose conduct is questioned ignore the initial counselling.  But that is the only negative identified in...

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29 Oct The Last of the Reindeer Herders (Al Jazeera)

Anders Kroik, one of the last of the Sami reindeer herders, must herd his reindeer to their winter grazing land or they would starve in an environment of minus 30 degrees, but for the past few years these forests have been at the front-line in...

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27 Oct Peru tribes pressure Hunt Oil to leave Amazon (Reuters)

Tribes in Peru say they want U.S. energy company Hunt Oil to abandon an exploration project in a virgin corner of the Amazon rainforest, and they have filed legal challenges against the government and the company to force it out.  Representatives of the tribes said...

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