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Protected forests to grow under new rules, says palm oil watchdog

9:43am EDT

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Protected forest areas will grow by up to 10% under new rules to stop deforestation, the palm oil industry watchdog said on Tuesday, which is working to make the edible oil greener.

CORRECTED-World's major cities to face 'unknown' climate conditions by 2050

Jul 11 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fifth of the world's major cities will face "unknown" climate conditions by 2050, researchers warned on Wednesday, as rising temperatures heighten the risks of drought and flooding.

Scientists urge climate protesters to save planet by planting trees

Jul 04 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The best way to keep climate change in check is by replanting trees on destroyed forest areas the size of the United States, scientists said on Thursday, as doing so would capture two-thirds of man-made planet-warming emissions.

From Madagascar to Brazil, researchers pick best spots to replant forests

Jul 03 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Researchers have identified swathes of lost tropical rainforests as the best places to replant trees, hoping to redress some of the damage done by deforestation and limit climate change.

Thunberg proved 'we are not alone', say young Indonesian tree planters

Jun 24 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of young Indonesians have spearheaded a three-day mass tree-planting drive across the sprawling archipelago in an effort to fight climate change and stop deforestation.

Tourist haven Bali aims to blaze global trail on stemming ocean plastic

Jun 20 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Less than half of the garbage produced on Indonesia's resort island of Bali is recycled, with thousands of tonnes burned or dumped in rivers and the ocean, researchers warned on Thursday.

Southern Asia urged to wind down coal to keep warming in check

Jun 20 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries in South and Southeast Asia must end their reliance on coal power plants and switch to clean energy in order to meet pledges to curb climate change and tackle air pollution, researchers said on Thursday.

Australia's first gay soccer player urges more care on LGBT+ comments

Jun 12 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sports stars with conservative religious views must be more careful when publicly discussing LGBT+ rights to avoid harming other people, Australia's first openly gay male soccer player said on Wednesday.

Australia's first gay soccer player urges more care on LGBT+ comments

Jun 12 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sports stars with conservative religious views must be more careful when publicly discussing LGBT+ rights to avoid harming other people, Australia's first openly gay male soccer player said on Wednesday.

Top food firms spot supply-chain risks to forests in real time

Jun 11 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food retailers and producers can monitor deforestation risks throughout their supply chains in real time using satellite images accessed via a new website, developers said on Tuesday.

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