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Climate stress and coronavirus gang up on world's vulnerable

As risks converge in a complex world, the resilience of small-scale farmers and families living in poverty is being tested to its limits → Read More

Deforestation risks rise as coronavirus hinders SE Asia protection

KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S outheast Asia’s rainforests face a heightened threat from illegal loggers and poachers as coronavirus restrictions hamper conservation efforts, green groups warned on Thursday. In Malaysia and Indonesia - home to large swathes of protected forests - police and army personnel are largely being deployed in urban areas to enforce lockdowns or… → Read More

Deforestation risks rise as coronavirus hinders SE Asia protection

Green groups warn of forest loss and danger for local communities if illegal loggers exploit lack of monitoring amid disease outbreak → Read More

PepsiCo adopts stricter, greener rules for palm oil in products

In a first for the consumer goods industry, the tighter policy against deforestation will also apply to the multinational's business partners → Read More

PepsiCo adopts stricter, greener rules for palm oil in products

US food and drink giant PepsiCo Inc said on Tuesday it would introduce stricter rules for the palm oil used in its goods - including a retrospective ban on working with firms linked to deforestation - and enforce them for its business partners. → Read More

'Pink yuan' economy grows to $500 billion as China warms up to LGBT+

China's gay economy is worth $300 billion to $500 billion annually, reaching some 70 million people, according to Daxue Consulting, a market research firm - making it the biggest gay and transgender market in the world in terms of population. → Read More

Gotta catch 'em all: Pokemon-style app aims to save Indonesia's forests

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indonesian crowdsourcing app is tapping into the competitive spirit of its users by creating Pokemon Go-type games to help map land across the sprawling archipelago and protect forests and indigenous people, organisers said on Friday. → Read More

Africa: World Risks 'Disaster' As Reuse of Natural Resources Declines

New report shows the world is using up more raw materials, while recycling less and urges greater efforts towards a circular economy → Read More

Asian palm oil buyers lag behind in global green push: survey

WWF scorecard shows a quarter of companies, mostly based in Asia, have yet to make commitments to purchase sustainable palm oil → Read More

Carbon emissions from Australian blazes near Amazon fire levels

"People are not grasping the carbon consequences," of such huge fires, says an Australian environmental scientist → Read More

Investors back global online market-place for ethical, green farmers

A former investment banker has raised more than $10 million to expand a startup that helps developing-nation farmers who are using green and ethical methods to earn more by linking them directly with food buyers around the world. → Read More

China's love of stinky durian 'next big threat' to Malaysian rainforest

Soaring Chinese demand for the stinky durian fruit is turning into the next big threat to Malaysia's depleted rain forest, a conservation expert said on Thursday, urging regulation. → Read More

Africa: Don't Dismiss Regenerated Forests As 'Green Deserts', Scientists Say

A new study shows that replanted and naturally re-grown forests can support insects and plants in a similar way to older trees → Read More

Don't dismiss regenerated forests as 'green deserts', scientists say

A new study shows that replanted and naturally re-grown forests can support insects and plants in a similar way to older trees → Read More

As fires burn, can Indonesia avoid repeat of 2015 haze crisis?

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As another outbreak of forest fires in Indonesia sends harmful smoke drifting across parts of Southeast Asia, researchers and environmental activists have urged Jakarta to step up efforts to prevent a repeat of the last major haze crisis in 2015. → Read More

Protected forests to grow under new rules, says palm oil watchdog

Tighter rules on deforestation should result in conservation areas growing, says the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil → Read More

Scientists urge climate protesters to save planet by planting trees

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The best way to keep climate change in check is by replanting trees on destroyed forest areas the size of the United States, scientists said on Thursday, as doing so would capture two-thirds of man-made planet-warming emissions. → Read More

Africa: From Madagascar to Brazil, Researchers Pick Best Spots to Replant Forests

Researchers have identified swathes of lost tropical rainforests as the best places to replant trees, hoping to redress some of the damage done by deforestation and limit climate change. → Read More

Thunberg proved 'we are not alone', say young Indonesian tree planters

Drawing inspiration from Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, about 1,200 young people and community volunteers planted more than 2,500 trees nationwide on June ... → Read More

China seen by LGBT+ groups as years away from same-sex marriage

KUALA LUMPUR - China is at least a decade away from allowing same-sex marriages with the current priorities on introducing anti-discrimination laws, letting LGBT+ groups raise awareness without fear, and banning conversion therapy, LGBT+ campaigners said on Thursday. → Read More