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Rina Chandran

Urbanization, commercial farms threaten Asia's forests, U.N. warns

18 Jun 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sprawling urban areas and expanding plantations are placing greater pressure on forests and resources in Asia-Pacific, hurting rural communities and exacerbating the effects of climate change, the United Nations food agency said on Tuesday.

Urbanisation, commercial farms threaten Asia's forests, U.N. warns

18 Jun 2019

BANGKOK, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sprawling urban areas and expanding plantations are placing greater pressure on forests and resources in Asia-Pacific, hurting rural communities and exacerbating the effects of climate change, the United Nations food agency said on Tuesday.

Indian cities urged to develop heat action plans as temperatures soar

14 Jun 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More Indian cities need to implement heat action plans that include text-message alerts and cooling stations, to minimize deaths and illnesses related to rising temperatures, climate change experts and human rights activists said on Friday.

Indian cities urged to develop heat action plans as temperatures soar

14 Jun 2019

BANGKOK, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More Indian cities need to implement heat action plans that include text-message alerts and cooling stations, to minimise deaths and illnesses related to rising temperatures, climate change experts and human rights activists said on Friday.

'Too many' maps slow return of Indonesia's indigenous land

13 Jun 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A pledge by Indonesia to hand back control of customary forests to indigenous people is being hampered by overlapping land claims for mines, plantations, forests and public land in the country, a senior government official said on Thursday.

Cambodian farmers battle in landmark lawsuit against Thai sugar firm

12 Jun 2019

SAMRAONG, Cambodia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a young woman living in Cambodia's northwest Oddar Meanchey province, Hoy Mai witnessed some of the fiercest fighting and atrocities during the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

FEATURE-Cambodian farmers battle in landmark lawsuit against Thai sugar firm

12 Jun 2019

SAMRAONG, Cambodia, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A s a young woman living in Cambodia's northwest Oddar Meanchey province, Hoy Mai witnessed some of the fiercest fighting and atrocities during the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

Thai villagers face greater threat under new national parks law

07 Jun 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thailand's new national parks will impose stricter penalties to further limit the rights of Thai farmers and indigenous people, land rights activists and analysts said on Friday, after a series of convictions highlighted their vulnerability.

Thai villagers face greater threat under new national parks law

07 Jun 2019

BANGKOK, June 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thailand's new national parks will impose stricter penalties to further limit the rights of Thai farmers and indigenous people, land rights activists and analysts said on Friday, after a series of convictions highlighted their vulnerability.

Hong Kong court favors gay couple in landmark victory for LGBT+ rights

06 Jun 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hong Kong's top court on Thursday ruled in favor of a gay civil servant fighting for spousal and tax benefits for his husband in the latest legal victory over equal rights for same-sex couples in a city where gay marriage is banned.

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