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In A Country Long Wary Of Nuclear, An Indonesian Chases The Thorium Dream

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INDONESIA - In 2013, Bob Effendi was at a turning point. He wanted to leave the oil company he was working for. He had growing concerns about climate change and regretted the role his industry was playing in it. ?I had internal conflicts with my boss and my cons ...

India Eyes Coal Reserves In Indonesian Papua

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INDIA - As it seeks to diversify its sources of fuel, India is looking to get in on the ground floor of coal mining in previously unexploited deposits in Indonesian Papua. ...

Tractor With Smuggled Timber Seized In Malkangiri, 3 Held

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INDIA - Launching a crackdown on illegal timber trade in the district, the forest officials last night seized a tractor which was carrying a consignment of sawn timbers and arrested three persons in connection with it in Salmi forest under Mathili Forest Ran ...

For An Ecosystem That Covers 70 Percent Of The Planet, Oceans Get No Respect.

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For an ecosystem that covers 70 percent of the planet, oceans get no respect. ...

UN Chief Warns Of Global Emergency Over Oceans

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CANADA - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday warned that unless there is a global change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the world's oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them by 2050 and declared that the world now fa ...

In Pursuit Of Traceability, Palm Oil Giant Tests GPS Based Solution

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SINGAPORE - One of the world?s biggest palm oil companies is testing new GPS-based technology to trace the provenance of palm fruit all the way back to the plantation where it was grown. ...

International Year Of The Reef Highlights Regions Fight To Save Coral

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2018 has been designated as the International Year of the Reef the third within the past 20 years. While old challenges still prevail, new challenges have emerged. Petch Manopawitr, deputy of the Southeast Asian branch of the International Union for ...

Government Subsidies Serving To Prop Up Destructive High Seas Fishing: Study

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Much of the fishing that takes place in international waters would be unprofitable without the billions of dollars in subsidies pumped in by governments to sustain the ecologically destructive industry, a recent study has found. ...

Illegal Logging Persists In Borneo Orangutan Habitat Despite Government Ban

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INDONESIA - At least six illegal logging camps have sprung up in a peat forest in Indonesian Borneo that the government had declared off-limits last year, a Greenpeace investigation has revealed. ...

Mediterranean Could Become A Sea Of Plastic: WWF

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The Mediterranean could become a ?sea of plastic?, the WWF warned on Friday in a report calling for measures to clean up one of the world?s worst affected bodies of water. ...

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