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Michael Taylor

As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

21 Sep 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Population growth, rapid urbanization and unfettered development of coastal areas in the Asia-Pacific region, are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons, experts said.

Indonesia's 'Paris of Java' on high-tech mission to cut emissions

20 Sep 2018

BANDUNG, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the entrance to the spaceship-like command center for the Indonesian city of Bandung, all workers remove their shoes before starting their shift, the better to keep the carpets clean.

FEATURE-Indonesia's 'Paris of Java' on high-tech mission to cut emissions

20 Sep 2018

BANDUNG, Indonesia, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A t the entrance to the spaceship-like command centre for the Indonesian city of Bandung, all workers remove their shoes before starting their shift, the better to keep the carpets clean.

Laos launches website to promote and preserve traditional food and farming

07 Sep 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Restaurateurs and entrepreneurs can now tap into Laos' rich food and farming culture, with the launch of a website dedicated to preserving traditional recipes and agricultural practices before they die out.

Laos launches website to promote and preserve traditional food and farming

07 Sep 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - R estaurateurs and entrepreneurs can now tap into Laos' rich food and farming culture, with the launch of a website dedicated to preserving traditional recipes and agricultural practices before they die out.

Asia's rising appetite for meat, seafood will 'strain environment'

04 Sep 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asia's growing appetite for meat and seafood over the next three decades will cause huge increases in greenhouse gas emissions and antibiotics used in foods, researchers said on Tuesday.

Palm oil watchdog urged to take 'giant leap' to save forests

23 Aug 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The global watchdog for the palm oil industry must strengthen its standards to require all members to commit to ending deforestation - or risk becoming irrelevant, an increasing number of growers, investors and green experts say.

Indonesian court rejects bid to stop coal power plant expansion

17 Aug 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indonesian court has rejected a legal challenge from local residents attempting to halt the expansion of a coal power plant on the holiday island of Bali, the environmental group Greenpeace said on Friday.

Indonesian court rejects bid to stop coal power plant expansion

17 Aug 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indonesian court has rejected a legal challenge from local residents attempting to halt the expansion of a coal power plant on the holiday island of Bali, the environmental group Greenpeace said on Friday.

On Thai island, hotel guests check out of plastic waste

17 Aug 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the millions of sun seekers who head to Thailand's resort island of Phuket each year in search of stunning beaches and clear waters, cutting down on waste may not be a top priority.

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