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Government hopes the zones will boost jobs and green growth, but some local people fear losing their land and incomes.
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Tubewell owners control the lives of millions of marginal farmers in Bangladesh’s northwestern districts. This months-long investigation reveals the devastating impacts on people across the Barind Tract.
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Treatment plants are either non-existent or inefficient and underused, meaning Bangladesh’s garment industry continues to discharge highly polluting wastewater.
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Joshimath residents forced from their damaged homes think a new hydroelectric plant is partly to blame for devastating subsidence.
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Borneo Rainforest Lodge area in Sabah, Malaysia.
The recognition of natural entities as living persons has generated awareness but its contribution to their legal protection remains uncertain.
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China is crafting “wonderful stories” about its upstream dams in the Mekong. But the overall thrust of the narrative glosses over the more controversial aspects of dam building.
The spike in plastics waste during the pandemic is worsening marine pollution.
Mounting marine pollution is choking the world’s oceans and rivers, especially in Southeast Asia — and it’ll only get worse unless something changes.
Sustainable investing
The Nobel Committee's decision to award the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was instrumental in elevating that issue to the top of the global policy agenda. Now, the same should be done to recognise the organisation that has done the most work on the crisis of biodiversity loss.
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rewild our planet
Narrated by renowned environmentalist David Attenborough, Netflix's latest documentary series is a stunning insight into the world of animals and an urgent plea to protect their fast disappearing habitats.
Greenpeace investigation into plastic waste in Malaysia
After China banned waste imports, Malaysia has taken up the slack with worrying consequences, a Greenpeace investigation has found. Much of Malaysia's imported trash—most of which comes from the US, UK and Japan—is not recycled, but dumped or burned.
christchurch resilience
The city of Christchurch, New Zealand offers a symbol of hope to many cities experiencing natural disasters, as captured in this 50-minute documentary.
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