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OCBC is Southeast Asia's first bank to rule out funding new coal power plants

OCBC is Southeast Asia's first bank to rule out funding new coal power plants

Singapore's OCBC Bank is the first financial services group in Southeast Asia to rule out financing new coal-fired power plants.

Swelling amount of plastic in the ocean confirmed by new study

Swelling amount of plastic in the ocean confirmed by new study

Scientists have long suspected such a trend but have been unable to demonstrate it with data until they completed tabulation of log books from 60 years of plankton research.

Extreme heat is growing threat to harvests

Extreme heat is growing threat to harvests

A warmer world means more chance of extreme heat in more than one continent at the same time, and a rising threat to global food security.

How has the World Bank dispossessed the rural poor?

How has the World Bank dispossessed the rural poor?

The global financial institution has advocated for reforms that favour agribusiness and ignore peasants and indigenous peoples whose livelihoods depend on traditional land use.

Heritage site or home? Indigenous Thais fight for right to forest

Heritage site or home? Indigenous Thais fight for right to forest

Renowned for its diverse wildlife, Thailand's biggest national park is also home to about 30 communities of ethnic Karen people, who have traditionally lived and farmed there.