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China and India perform badly in deforestation ranking

The Guardian reports on the results of a study on deforestation carried out by the Global Canopy Programme: While we are all complicit in global tropical deforestation through the everyday products we buy, there are 500 key governments, companies and … Continue reading

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Threefold increase in natural disaster-related deaths in Asia-Pacific

Mintnews reports on the statistical increase in deaths caused by natural disasters recorded in recent decades in the Asia-Pacific region: The Asia-Pacific region has recorded a near threefold rise in deaths because of natural disasters, with over 700,000 recorded deaths … Continue reading

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Tiger populations are dwindling due to poaching and habitat destruction

This report from the Washington Post speaks on the plight of the world’s tiger population: Photojournalist Steve Winter spent a decade photographing tigers in the wild in Asia. In 2007, when his life partner, writer Sharon Guynup, joined him for … Continue reading

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