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→  October 29, 2013

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Brazilian Jari-Amapa forest managed by Biofílica Environmental Investments has just achieved third-party validation and verification by SCS Global Services (SCS) for its Jari-Amapa forest under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) program, registered to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). The Jari-Amapa forest had previously […]

→  October 29, 2013

Four people have been killed by falling trees in the worst storm to hit Britain in a decade. Bethany Freeman, 17, died after a 30ft tree fell onto a static caravan in which she was sleeping in Kent while Donal Drohan, 51, died after a tree hit his car as he drove through Watford, Hertfordshire. The […]

→  October 29, 2013

A former driver charged with sex offences as part of the investigation triggered by allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile has been found dead. David Smith, 66, was the first person to be charged by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Yewtree investigation. He had pleaded not guilty in July to two counts of indecent assault […]

→  October 28, 2013

A 14-year-old boy is feared dead after being swept into the sea while playing in the surf in rough weather conditions. The youngster disappeared from West Beach at Newhaven, East Sussex, at about 4.15pm on Sunday. Rescue teams, including a coastguard helicopter and a RNLI lifeboat, scoured the area in what were described as “atrocious […]