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Cambodia’s Prey Long forest is “equivalent to life itself” for local communities

18 Jun

The largest area of intact lowland evergreen forests in southeast Asia is under threat.
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Bangladesh: Phulbari coal mine – “losses beyond compensation”

2 Apr

A UK company is planning to build a huge coal mine in Bangladesh. The impacts would be devastating. The Asian Development Bank is considering supporting the project anyway.
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Vietnam: Unique biodiversity threatened by World Bank-funded cement plant

25 Jun

IFC is funding a cement plant, partly owned by Swiss company Holcim, in Hon Chong in the southwest of Vietnam. The EIA makes almost no mention of the plant’s impact on biodiversity.
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Laos: IFC backs Australian gold mine

25 Apr

IFC’s involvement in the largest mining operation in Laos, run by an Australian company called Oxiana Resources, helps the rich get richer.
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