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TROPICAL NATIVE SPECIES REFORESTATION PROJECT ....

Tropical Native Species Reforestation Information Clearinghouse

The Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI) is pleased to present a new educational tool about reforestation with native tree species in tropical Asia and the Neotropics.

http://reforestation.elti.org

Search for reforestation projects and literature, learn about other restoration efforts, and feature your own work.

For more information, please contact eltimail@gmail.com

Centro de Información sobre Reforestación con Especies Nativas

Es un placer para ELTI presentar una nueva herramienta informativa sobre reforestación de árboles nativos en Asia tropical y el Neotrópico.

http://reforestation.elti.org

Haga búsquedas de proyectos y publicaciones sobre reforestación, aprenda sobre otros esfuerzos de restauración, y comparta su propio trabajo. 

Para mas información, por favor comuníquese con eltimail@gmail.com




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Gillian (Paul) Bloomfield
Coordinator, Web-Based Training Program
Environmental Leadership & Training Initia…

TOPSOIL FROM AFRICA IS BLOWN ACROSS THE ATLANTIC ...

Spectacular Plumes of Dust Reach across the World [Slide Show]



By Fred Guterl | February 6, 2012 |




Image: NASA Earth Observatory


                                                                                                                               OverviewSwept From Africa to the Amazon






We don't hear too much about natural dust, the kind that the winds loft from deserts and dry lakebeds into the air and carries for hundreds of kilometers, crossing oceans and continents, but we should. Plumes of dust connect the atmosphere, the oceans and the forests, and affect the most fundamental processes of life on our planet. Scientists believe that dust has profound and somewhat mysterious influences on atmospheric chemistry, solar heat exchange and nutrient supply to the oceans and rain forests. What those influences are, exactly, is the subject of much study and is still somewhat mysterious--the story of dust shows just how complex our natural world is, and how difficult it is to und…

IMAGES OF COCAINE BUST IN CANADA ...

IMAGES FROM RECENT COCAINE BUST IN CANADA.


THE PRODUCE WAS SHIPPED FROM GUYANA BY AIRFREIGHT TO TORONTO, CANADA....




















COCAINE BUST IN CANADA ...

Cocaine seizure from shipment of Apples, Pineapples and Mangoes leads to arrests
Shipment of star apples that was found to be carrying cocaine.
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Cocaine found in hollowed out star apples.
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A close-up view of hollowed out apples with cocaine plugs inside.
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Cocaine plugs taken from inside the apples and placed in evidence bags.
To view a larger image click here (Toronto, Ontario. February 6, 2012) - As a result of a joint investigation between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Drug Enforcement Section and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), in the Greater Toronto Area, four (4) people were arrested for cocaine related offences.

Last week, an RCMP investigation assisted CBSA officers at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in discovering cocaine concealed in an air freight shipment. The cocaine was located in hollowed out star apples. In total, twenty (20) kgs of cocaine was seized …

20 KILOS OF COCAINE SEIZED IN MANGO SHIPMENT FROM GUYANA ...

Cocaine seizure from shipment of Star Apples, Pineapples and Mangoes leads to arrests
TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - As a result of a joint investigation between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Drug Enforcement Section and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), in the Greater Toronto Area, four (4) people were arrested for cocaine related offences. Last week, an RCMP investigation assisted CBSA officers at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in discovering cocaine concealed in an air freight shipment. The cocaine was located in hollowed out star apples. In total, twenty (20) kgs of cocaine was seized from the fruit contained in 17 boxes. The star apples were part of a larger shipment that included pineapples and mangoes. The shipment was sent by air freight from Guyana to Toronto. It was addressed to a falsified Toronto area business. Police rapidly deployed a team of investigators to identify those responsible for sending and receiving this shipment. RCMP investigator…