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Author: ABC News
“Santiago Manuin, tireless defender of the Amazon rainforest, succumbs to COVID-19” – 2 July 2020...
Laos: New coal-fired power plant in Sekong province feared to cause damage to farmlands & health risks; Epic did not respond
A new coal-fired power plant in Sekong province in Laos is underway as the Government grants concession to Evolution Power Investment Corporation (EPIC) to extract coal in Sekong province. Groups fear that the plant will damage nearby farmlands and...
Indonesia: Mining companies seek approval to dispose mining waste into ocean despite potential damage to local ecosystem; Harita responds
A recent media report alleges that the Indonesian Government has received requests from Harita Group as well as from Tsingshan Group, GEM Co. Ltd., and partners to allow the disposal of mining waste into the ocean floor despite the possibility of...
Author: Charlotte Grieve, The Sydney Morning Herald
"Top super funds increasingly vote down climate resolutions", 8 June 2020...
Papua New Guinea: Jubilee Australia report says proposed legislation to amend Bougainville's mining laws could undermine human rights & environment
A report by Jubilee Australia alleges that proposed legislation before Bougainville's parliament to amend mining laws could potentially remove landowner consent and environmental controls. The report is linked below.
Laos: Thai NGOs urge Govt. not to buy power from Sanakham Dam in Laos that is seen to displace villagers
Author: Max Avary & Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia
"Thai NGOs Urge Government Not to Buy Power from Sanakham Dam in Laos", 5 June 2020...
Laos press for another dam on the Mekong; villagers notice dwindling fish catch as dams become operational
Author: Asia Times
"Laos to press ahead with 'destructive' Mekong dam", 12 May 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia
Asia Pacific: NGOs call for international moratorium on deep sea polymetallic nodule mining without rigorous studies; fear irreversible damage to communities
A coalition of 80 non-governmental organisations are pushing for an international moratorium on deep sea mining following a report by the Deep Sea Mining Campaign and MiningWatch Canada, Predicting the impacts of mining deep sea polymetallic nodules in...
"En Alberta, les sociétés pétrolières dispensées de surveillance environnementale", 14 Mai 2020...
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