Gibson Bagpipes in Nashua, New Hampshire, makes handcrafted bagpipes out of African blackwood. Two years ago, an international consortium that monitors endangered fauna and flora placed African blackwood on a “high risk” list. In order to continue to export their pipes, the company had to apply for a special permit.
For decades, RWE has been slowly razing the forest and surrounding towns to expand its adjacent coal mine, among Europe’s largest producers of lignite coal and greatest sources of carbon dioxide pollution. And earlier this fall, the company moved to start cutting a new section that protesters have been occupying.
As the leader of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, Guzmán, 61, directed massive shipments of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine bound for the United States. He faces 17 criminal counts and a potential life sentence if convicted.
At Baghdad's grand but half-empty railway station, a single train is sputtering to life. It is the newly revived daily service to Fallujah, a dusty town to the west once infamous as a Sunni insurgent stronghold.
A federal judge in Montana halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday on the grounds that the US government did not complete a full analysis of the environmental impact of the TransCanada Corp. project.
Army Maj. Brian Arthur Hampton has spent most of the groups’ money on telemarketers — and himself. "Virtually none of that money goes to any public purpose," said James C. Edgar, who filed the complaint to the IRS against Hampton.