Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo fail to ensure machinery used responsibly in sector notorious for land grabbing, environmental problems, Swedish report claims.
British Embassy, WWF, partners seek to raise awareness among public, officials in Mekong countries
The recent felling of a prized rosewood tree underscores the challenge of protecting Cambodia's forests, which researchers say are rapidly disappearing.
Five Asian countries — China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand — account for up to 60 percent of the plastic waste leaking into the ocean, researchers say.
Myanmar can take lessons from abroad, U Win Myint says on World Environment Day.
Thailand remains one of the world's worst polluters, with government initiatives to convince people to use less plastic largely failing, conservationists say.
Governments should consider banning or taxing single-use bags or food containers to stem a tide of pollution, a UN report says.
China imposed a ban on overseas trash last year, leading some to fear that the waste could end up in neighboring countries.
Doh Eain organization gets local communities in downtown Yangon involved in turning alleyways into green spaces
Residents and lawmakers from Mayangone Township say destroying three lakes for development projects would leave the area prone to flooding.
Many protected areas fall short, according to a report in the journal Science led by researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia.
Environmental activists claimed victory after the country's military govt agreed in talks not to use forested land to develop luxury property.
Indonesia's disaster management agency is encouraging civil society groups to involve women more in efforts to build resilience.
"Secondary forests are a secondary priority," the minister said.
Soe and Associates Hotel Group project, which reportedly involves illegal sand mining, linked to First Myanmar Investment former shareholder U Soe Myint