In rush to electrify, Cambodia stirs the living and dead

In rush to electrify, Cambodia stirs the living and dead

Pi Buoo cooks under the house house she moved to after her village of Srekor, Cambodia, was flooded by a hydroelectric dam, May 15, 2018. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Jared Ferrie   Families in Cambodia have refused a government offer to move them to a newly-built village to make way for hydropower dams   SREKOR, Cambodia, June […]

Expose of labour abuse brews trouble for ‘slave-free’ Indian tea

Expose of labour abuse brews trouble for ‘slave-free’ Indian tea

A tea garden worker plucks tea leaves on an estate in Assam, India, April 21, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood   Report finds little difference in worker conditions on certified and non-certified farms in key tea producing regions   LONDON, May 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Some Indian tea plantations stamped slavery-free are abusing and underpaying their […]

Mongolia’s reindeer herders fear lost identity under hunting ban

Mongolia’s reindeer herders fear lost identity under hunting ban

Dukha reindeer herder Erdenebat Chuluu rests on a stick as he travels with his animals to visit neighbours near the village of Tsagaannuur, Khovsgol aimag, Mongolia, April 19, 2018. Chuluu has lived all his life in the centuries-old tradition of his Dukha ancestors, renowned for their reindeer-herding and hunter-gathering skills in the forests of the […]

Insight: Plastics mines? Europe struggles as pollution piles up

Insight: Plastics mines? Europe struggles as pollution piles up

Plastic and glass waste lies on the ground during the Tamborrada on the Day of San Sebastian, in which people dressed as Napoleonic-era soldiers and cooks perform in a twenty-four-hour drum and wine barrel playing session, interspersed with eating and drinking, in the Basque coastal town of San Sebastian, Spain, January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West/File […]

Growing up – why the UAE’s first vertical farm could be a regional gamechanger

Growing up – why the UAE’s first vertical farm could be a regional gamechanger

Greens and herbs grow in hydroponic technology and LED lights on Badia Farm in Dubai, March 22, 2018. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Rabiya Jaffery   Badia Farm grows greens in a controlled, indoors environment using hydroponic technology and LED lights.   ABU DHABI, May 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When people picture the United Arab Emirates, what […]

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