Shipping through a third country, teak kingpins work in parallel with the State’s Myanmar Timber Enterprise to get illicit teak to Europe in violation of EU timber regulations.
The Irrawaddy spoke with Eddie Rich of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative about the global project's goals and Myanmar's progress toward reaching them.
Ethnic groups are last to be consulted, first to suffer when dams and other projects are implemented, panel hears on Day of Action for Rivers
The technology uses 78 percent less energy than producing standard bottled water, has a lower carbon footprint, and is about a third cheaper, Generation Water says.
The unveiling comes just months after China's decision to stop collecting and processing plastic waste escalated alarm over environmental damage to the world's oceans.
The plan drew immediate criticism from environmentalists who said it lacked a clear framework to tackle toxicity levels that have led to millions of deaths.
Facing a loss of land rights under the contentious Vacant Land Law, the park will use modern methods and customary laws in a bid to retain ownership and protection of the land.
India’s federal government continues to urge people with respiratory and cardiac problems to stay indoors and away from polluted areas.
The Mon State natural resources ministry has warned local antimony plants to control their fumes or risk action taken against them.