#research News

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Current analyses of press freedom in Southeast Asia do not sufficiently capture the unique challenges faced by media professionals reporting on the ground, according to a report by New Naratif. A more detailed picture could help overcome media freedom abuses.
COAL MINE HAILAR
The US–China joint declaration has given political impetus to controlling methane by 2030. The focus will be on monitoring and calculating emissions, and on policy measures.
Covid-19 booster vaccine
Health experts say Omicron's appearance underscores the need to share vaccines more fairly.
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New research identifies how rising localised temperatures driven by deforestation and global warming are increasing heat-related deaths and creating unsafe working conditions in Indonesia.
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#research Opinion

barbie dolls inclusivity
Barbie dolls now come in all shapes and sizes, reflecting the diversity of current society. But has Mattel, the company behind the Barbie doll, also adapted to modern corporate standards?
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New guidelines from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority suggest that climate risk assessment will be a wide-ranging exercise.
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While online dating platforms have started to embrace open and all-encompassing expressions of oneself, in terms of sexuality, gender, race and beyond, do they also walk the talk when it comes to their internal culture?
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The economics discipline has failed to understand the climate crisis – let alone provide effective policy solutions for it. Change is underway, but it cannot come fast enough.
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#research Videos

Juice Media parody ad mocking government inaction on climate change
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
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Using data from twin satellites over a 14-year period, from 2002 to 2016, NASA comes up with stunning images of how wet areas are getting wetter, and groundwater is disappearing in some areas, and why.
amazon manaus
Experts say that if fragmented sections of forest are linked in the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania and the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, it could significantly increase the odds in favor of ensuring species survival – and it’s a financially safe bet.
air pollution monitoring dress
What if you could make air pollution visible by what you wear? This artist did just that, and the result is literally breathtaking.
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#research Podcasts

Blackrock podcast
Exclusive The world's largest asset manager says it has put sustainability at the core of its investment approach. Eco-Business speaks to Shinbo Won, BlackRock's investment stewardship director in Singapore about what this means for investors, and how companies are responding to increased ESG pressure.
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