Organized Crime Wants in on the Green Boom

Our friends over at TreeHugger have a roundup of some recent examples of organized crime syndicates get their fingers on some of the new money being created by sustainable industries:There have been an increasing number of stories coming to light detailing how organized crime syndicates around the world have been getting their dirty little fingers into the green world. The latest: 1) Italian police have arrested two businessmen on fraud charges, linking them with Mafia in wind farm permit fixing schemes; and 2) The government of Madagascar (such as it is) appears to be tied in with what's being called a 'timber mafia', profiting from illegal wood sales largely sent to China.Read more about those two stories in the full post over at TreeHugger.