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10 February 2019

Myanmar: Myitsone dam project faces widespread opposition due to displacement & environment concerns

In 2011, the construction of the Myitsone dam was suspended by then-president U Thein Sein. Recently, talks about a possible reinstatement of the the project have surfaced. ...

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6 February 2019

Cambodia: Environmentalists warn of potential risks from hydropower dam construction

Author: Eijas Ariffin, The ASEAN Post

"Are Cambodia’s hydropower plans risky?", 5 February 2019...

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2 February 2019

Thailand: Bangkok schools closed due to intense smog crisis caused by vehicles, heavy industries, & power plants

Author: Laura Villadiego, South China Morning Post

"Bangkok's smog crisis forces 437 schools to close after governor warns 'children might be harmed'", 30 January 2019...

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13 January 2019

USA: 2018 report on state of human rights details violations of labour rights, access to water & free, prior & informed consent

Author: US Human Rights Network

In the United States this year...we have seen undeniable, egregious, and unapologetic violations of human rights... Illegal and immoral attempts to encroach on American Indian lands, territories, and the resources of Indigenous Peoples have always been...

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20 December 2018

UN Initiative aims to assist businesses overcome culture of compliance in attacks on defenders

Author: Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Instituto Igarapé in Climate Diplomacy (Germany)

"UN Initiative for Environmental Defenders and the Role of Environmental Diplomacy", 4 Dec 2018...

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18 December 2018

Indigenous communities on the frontlines of climate-forced displacement call upon world leaders to address climate crisis

Author: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

"In the last 10 years, millions of people have been displaced due to the impacts of climate change. Rising seas, melting permafrost, erosion, and flooding are causing entire communities to relocate....

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16 December 2018

Indonesia: Wilmar to monitor palm oil suppliers using satellites to eliminate deforestation

Author: Robin Hicks, Eco-Business

"Wilmar's supplier mapping plan could be a 'breakthrough' for palm oil industry", 12 December 2018...

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2 December 2018

Myanmar: Proposed gemstone law fails to address human rights problems in jade industry

Author: Hanna Hindstrom, Global Witness

"Back to business as usual in Myanmar's jade mines?" 28 November 2018...

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25 November 2018

Papua New Guinea: Groups urge China president to address corruption & other irregularities in timber industry

Author: John C. Cannon, Mongabay

"China should stop importing illegal timber-- activists," 26 November 2018...

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20 November 2018

Philippines: New report alleges human rights & environmental violations by Australian-Canadian miner OceanaGold

A new report (linked below) by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh, Catherine Coumans, & Rico La Vina published by the Institute for Policy Studies (U.S.) & MiningWatch Canada concludes that OceanaGold's (an Australian-Canadian company) Didipio Gold and...

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