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World risks 'disaster' as reuse of natural resources declines

1:11am GMT

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The proportion of raw materials the world is reusing has fallen, researchers said on Tuesday, warning of a "global disaster" as annual consumption of natural resources rose to 100 billion tonnes for the first time.

World risks 'disaster' as reuse of natural resources declines

20 Jan 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The proportion of raw materials the world is reusing has fallen, researchers said on Tuesday, warning of a "global disaster" as annual consumption of natural resources rose to 100 billion tonnes for the first time.

Asian palm oil buyers lag behind in global green push: survey

17 Jan 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A survey of major palm oil buyers on their pledges to help curb deforestation shows that a quarter, mostly based in Asia, have yet to make commitments to purchase sustainable supplies, green group WWF said on Friday.

Asian palm oil buyers lag behind in global green push - survey

17 Jan 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A survey of major palm oil buyers on their pledges to help curb deforestation shows that a quarter, mostly based in Asia, have yet to make commitments to purchase sustainable supplies, green group WWF said on Friday.

Watchdog head urges palm oil industry to look beyond forests in climate fight

14 Jan 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The next big challenge for palm oil growers is to go beyond curbing deforestation and look at how they can slash planet-warming emissions throughout their supply chains, the outgoing head of the industry's watchdog said on Tuesday.

Carbon emissions from Australian blazes near Amazon fire levels

09 Jan 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate-heating emissions from Australia's devastating bushfires are now nearly on a par with those caused by fires in the Amazon rainforest last year, scientists have calculated.

Carbon emissions from Australian blazes near Amazon fire levels

09 Jan 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - C limate-heating emissions from Australia's devastating bushfires are now nearly on a par with those caused by fires in the Amazon rainforest last year, scientists have calculated.

To avert future flood chaos, Indonesian capital urged to defend nature

07 Jan 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia's flood-hit capital Jakarta must protect and plant trees, stop extracting so much groundwater, and develop long-term plans together with surrounding towns if it is to keep pace with the growing threats from climate change, green groups said.

To avert future flood chaos, Indonesian capital urged to defend nature

07 Jan 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia's flood-hit capital Jakarta must protect and plant trees, stop extracting so much groundwater, and develop long-term plans together with surrounding towns if it is to keep pace with the growing threats from climate change, green groups said.

Remote island off East Timor turns sunlight, air into drinking water

13 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Villagers on a tiny island off the coast of East Timor who have long struggled with water shortages have secured regular fresh supplies, using just air and the power of the sun.

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