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Indonesian court rules president negligent over air pollution

Indonesian court rules president negligent over air pollution

ENVIRONMENTAL WIN! In a landmark lawsuit, an Indonesian court has ruled that President Joko Widodo and six other top officials have neglected to fulfill citizens' rights to clean air. The plaintiffs, who included activists and members from WALHI, public figures, and...

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Launched! Toolkit: Throwing away the throw-away culture

Launched! Toolkit: Throwing away the throw-away culture

Sahabat Alam Malaysia – Friends’ of the Earth Malaysia (SAM) has launched a brand new downloadable and easy-to-use toolkit on how you can achieve a sustainable plastic-free lifestyle. This toolkit is filled with lots of simple ways to move a little closer towards zero...

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The Reality of Nuclear Power Plant Workers

The Reality of Nuclear Power Plant Workers

In the summer of 2011, more than four months after the accident, a subcontractor at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant carried 20 kilograms of lead plates on his back and, on cue, ran up a steep set of stairs of the Unit 1 reactor building to a height...

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We cannot burn our way out of the plastic crisis

We cannot burn our way out of the plastic crisis

On July 29, the C4 Center and Sahabat Alam Malaysia conducted an online forum titled “Malaysia is not a 'Garbage Dump': Enhancing Monitoring & Enforcement Efforts in Kedah and Penang” to  examine the challenges faced by authorities in monitoring and enforcement...

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Korean Climate Committee Roadmaps All Fall Short

Korean Climate Committee Roadmaps All Fall Short

2 out of 3 roadmaps fail to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. All plans lack intermediate steps and rely on unproven technologies. All assume we can keep producing and consuming like there is no climate crisis. On August 5, the Presidential Carbon Neutrality Committee...

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LRC decries renewal of OceanaGold mining permit

LRC decries renewal of OceanaGold mining permit

Reacting to news that the financial or technical assistance agreement (FTAA) with Australian-ownedOceanaGold Philippines (OGPI) for a gold mining project in Nueva Vzcaya has been renewed by the Duterte administration, LRC’s direct services coordinator, Atty. Ryan...

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