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Coal company fined 2 billion rupiah for illegal waste dumping in...

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Residents of villages along the Santan River in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, have long complained they are suffering from pollution due to coal mining...

Belize takes ocean action with expanded marine reserve and ban on...

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In August 2020, the Belizean government enacted two conservation efforts — the expansion of the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve to be seven times its...
Myanmar’s mangrove forests are in grave peril

Myanmar’s mangrove forests are in grave peril

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More than 60% of mangroves have been lost within just two decades between 1996 and 2016, according to researchers. Mangrove forests are under threat across...

‘Come with plans not speeches’

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As the Peoples’...

How a series of shady deals turned a chunk of Borneo...

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In the leadup to the release of the second installment of Indonesia for Sale, our series examining the corruption behind Indonesia’s deforestation and land-rights crisis,...

Palm oil giant Olam under scrutiny again over Gabon plantations

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The World Rainforest Movement says Olam’s oil palm operations in Gabon do not meet voluntary zero-deforestation pledges and fail local communities. Olam says its plantations...

Don’t let Big Oil open a new front in its war...

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Steven Donziger is a human-rights attorney who has led a lawsuit against Chevron for alleged damages caused in the Ecuadorian Amazon by Texaco, a...
Earth Day is 50. We have our work cut out for the next 50 years

Earth Day is 50. We have our work cut out for...

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In a half century we have accomplished much for our planet, but not nearly enough. Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an initiative...

Indonesia’s food estate program eyes new plantations in forest frontiers

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The Indonesian government says it will expand a national “food estate” program by establishing millions of hectares of new crop plantations in Sumatra and...

Seek higher standards to honestly assess conservation effectiveness (commentary)

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Scientists are keen to get better data and evidence into the hands of decision-makers and the public in general. However, systematically sorting, assessing, and...
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