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Deforestation

Laos launches plan to stem illegal logging after revenue drop

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Authorities in Laos have launched a pilot programme to track the source of timber from sawmills and wood-processing plants after Lao Prime Minister Thongsing...
Indonesia now country with world’s highest deforestation rate

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Indonesia has double the deforestation rate in Brazil and has become the largest destroyer of forests housing some of the world's most endangered species...
Rate of deforestation in Indonesia overtakes Brazil, says study

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Indonesia has greatly under-reported how much primary rainforest it is cutting down, according to the government's former head of forestry data gathering. UN and official...
Norway’s state fund blacklists 2 Malaysian companies

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Norway's sovereign wealth fund Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), the world's largest ahead of Saudi Arabia's and Abu Dhabi's with assets of about $760...
Forest fire haze: Still no effective solution

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The suffocating smog that much of Southeast Asia suffered through in June is back. Last week it started to again blanket much of Malaysia,...
Sumatra fires: First culprits named

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Environmental organisations via NASA satellite data have identified a great number of fire hotspots in Sumatra, source of the hazardous smog that enveloped Singapore...
Rainforest

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Resource-dependent economies and corporations of Southeast Asia have the opportunity to boost both the environment and their bottom lines after Brazil’s Rio +20 Earth Summit.