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Brazil seeks $1 billion in foreign aid to curb Amazon deforestation by 30-40% -environmental minister
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's environment minister wants $1 billion in foreign aid from countries including the United States to help reduce deforestation in the Amazon between 30% and 40%, according to an interview published on Saturday in newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo.
At least 44 people were killed after flash floods and landslides swept an island in Indonesia's easternmost province Sunday morning, rescue officials said, adding they expected the toll to rise.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN): The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment recently issued a notice to suspend certifying and rechecking the documents for using forest land by individuals, legal entities or organisations in areas of preserved, protected and production forests throughout the country.
From Singapore to Buenos Aires, cities around the world turned off their lights Saturday to mark Earth Hour, with this year's event highlighting the link between the destruction of nature and increasing outbreaks of diseases like Covid-19.
A letter from Mohamad Azman Bukit Antarabangsa, Ampang, Selangor.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's exports of palm-based biodiesel are likely to fall this year to their lowest since 2017 due to European Union restrictions and the coronavirus pandemic, the Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA) said on Tuesday.
PETALING JAYA: The Kelantan Network of Orang Asli Villages (JKOAK) has urged the federal and state governments to call off the construction of the Nenggiri hydroelectric dam in Gua Musang, Kelantan.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Indonesia is considering setting a net-zero emissions target by 2070 as part of its long-term strategy in the country’s fight against climate change.