Forest degradation nearly doubled in the Brazilian Amazon last year, rising from 4,946 square kilometers in 2018, to 9,167 square kilometers in 2019. Experts say this is likely due to soaring illegal timber harvesting and export under President Jair Bolsonaro. To facilitate illegal harvesting of rare and valuable timber, like that of the Ipê tree, […]
Police in Indonesia have charged two indigenous men with vandalizing heavy equipment after a confrontation with a company accused of illegally logging their ancestral land. The company, CV Sumber Berkat Makmur, has a concession to cultivate nutmeg trees in East Seram district, Maluku province, but it’s unclear whether the ancestral land of the Sabuai indigenous […]
Israel’s chief Rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, has stoked controversy by describing Afro-Americans as “monkeys” during one of his weekly religious lessons. The remark, which will prompt further discussion about entrenched racism within the country, was reported by Israeli newspaper Ynet News. Yosef, whose status as chief rabbi is constitutionally recognised, is no stranger to inflammatory remarks having previously […]
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An area nearly the size of Paris has already cut a hole in a vast stretch of rainforest on the island of New Guinea, as the companies clearing the forest insist their permits are legitimate.Indonesian government officials have alleged that permits underpinning a multi-billion dollar plantation project in Papua province were falsified, leading to the criminal […]
Communities in north Tanna are suffering from water and food shortages due to a long period of dry weather. Over 700 villagers from Louital, Laos and Lounabaiu had to travel to the coast to get water because their water sources have dried up, Daniel Ben Talap, a resident and owner of the Blue Cave Tour conveyed. […]
Pakistan’s leading lady Mahira Khan has let her inner fan girl out over acclaimed music icon Bob Marley. In her latest Instagram post, the 33-year-old Raees star pays tribute to the Jamaican music legend by sharing a clip of one of his old interviews. In the video, Bob was asked if he has made a […]