Malaysia hydropower meeting to open amid controversy
21/05/2013 9:12 am
The world hydroelectric industry's decision to meet in a Malaysian state where dams have uprooted rainforests and native peoples is drawing bitter fire from environmental and tribal groups.
Brazil court overturns conviction in US nun's murder
16/05/2013 10:00 am
Brazil's Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a landowner found guilty of the 2005 murder of US nun Dorothy Stang, ruling that his lawyer did not have enough time to prepare his defense.
Indonesia extends logging ban to protect rainforest
15/05/2013 8:25 am
Indonesia has extended a logging ban to protect rainforests despite fierce industry pressure, the government said Wednesday, but green groups slammed it as inadequate to safeguard threatened habitats.
Rubber boom fuelling SE Asia land grabs: report
14/05/2013 8:59 am
Vietnamese rubber firms bankrolled by an arm of the World Bank and Germany's Deutsche Bank are driving a land-grabbing crisis in Southeast Asia, activists said Monday.
Sumatran orangutans' rainforest home faces new threat
06/05/2013 11:29 am
A baby Sumatran orangutan swings playfully on a branch at an Indonesian rescue centre, a far cry from the terror he endured when his pristine rainforest home was razed to the ground.
Mekong forest facing sharp decline: WWF
02/05/2013 2:22 pm
Demand for farmland may strip the Greater Mekong region of a third of its remaining forest cover over the next two decades without swift government action, a leading conservation group warned Thursday.
Indonesia moves towards approving deforestation plan
22/04/2013 8:29 am
The Indonesian government has said it aims to approve within a month a plan that would free up vast swathes of protected virgin rainforest on Sumatra island for commercial exploitation.
Everyday heroes: 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize winners
15/04/2013 12:53 pm
The Goldman Prize awards environmental activists.
Activist silenced as China island forests destroyed
12/04/2013 8:59 am
Rumbling earthmovers carve out a seaside golf course among fallen palm trees on a Chinese island, after authorities silenced the man who spoke out against destroying the tropical forest.
Taiwan man's tree-top protest goes into 11th day
09/04/2013 8:48 am
A Taiwanese activist's unusual tree-top protest went into its 11th day Sunday and Pan Han-chiang vowed to continue until a local council drops a controversial development project.