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Is your summer barbecue eating up forests in South America?

"The dry tropical forests of the Chaco are being destroyed faster than any other forests on earth" By Paola Totaro LONDON, July 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Supermarket chains in Europe and the United States should investigate the source of charcoal for barbecues to ensure they are not fuelling widespread forest clearance that is pushing Paraguay's indigenous people off their land, a study… → Read More

Daughter of murdered Honduran activist Berta Caceres escapes attack

Activists said they believed the attack was related to their work campaigning against mega-projects such as dams and logging on ancestral land → Read More

INSIGHT-Politics of Death: Body count mounts in worldwide wars over land

People are dying protecting their land and homes from global industry's relentless push to develop the natural resources beneath their feet → Read More

INSIGHT-Politics of Death: Body count mounts in worldwide wars over land

People are dying protecting their land and homes from global industry's relentless push to develop the natural resources beneath their feet → Read More

Coke and Pepsi get mixed reviews in bid to clean up Brazil sugar supplies

"When companies don't address these conflicts appropriately, they can even lead to violent outcomes like the murder of Berta Cáceres in Honduras." By Paola Totaro WASHINGTON, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coca-Cola and PepsiCo's efforts to stop illegal land seizures by sugar suppliers in Brazil have made progress but Coke has had the greater impact and its competitor needs to do more,… → Read More

Newest technologies becoming weapons in fight for land rights

Advances in earth observation and digital connectivity can help establish property records in countries where there is no formal ownership or land-use documentation → Read More

Street art unites newly landed young migrants in Australia

Murals depict treasured objects that refugees took with them, words expressing their feelings about migration and images inspired by landscape of their countries → Read More

FEATURE-The billionaire philanthropists intent on using satellites to save the world

"Radiant is about using Earth imagery for positive global impact" By Paola Totaro SEATTLE, Feb 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of the world's most influential billionaire philanthropists plan to launch a powerful digital platform to harness the avalanche of data sent from satellites each day - and make it freely available for humanitarian and environmental causes. Bill and Melinda Gates -… → Read More

Britain must clean up 'murky' tax havens to stop money leaving poor nations-campaigners

Activists said the Panama Papers leak has highlighted the way tax havens facilitated the theft of public funds → Read More

FEATURE

"I came to Italy to live and to work, not to die" - Antoine, 24, an emigrant from the Ivory Coast → Read More

Women forced to trade sex for land rights, global research finds

Women tend to be taken advantage of due to a lack of knowledge of their rights and low levels of literacy → Read More

Mind the gap

in Uganda, where some 80 percent of the population holds land under customary tenure without formal recognition → Read More