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To ban or not to ban: Fixing the EU’s global plastic waste mess

Legal loopholes and a lack of transparency facilitate the flow of illegal exports to countries like Myanmar.
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'License to hide': Western plastic waste dumped in Myanmar

For years, sites across Shwepyithar township have been filling up with trash that chokes fields, blocks the drainage of rains and causes fire risks.
As conflict persists, gold mining boom is ravaging Myanmar

As conflict persists, gold mining boom is ravaging Myanmar

With a military junta retaking power last year, a gold rush is increasingly despoiling rivers in the Myanmar state of Kachin, polluting water with mercury, destroying riverbanks and farmland, and disrupting the traditional way of life of the region’s ethnic groups.
Myanmar junta threaten environmental defenders

Environmental activist ‘well-hated’ by Myanmar junta is latest to be arrested

As demonstrations and deadly crackdowns continue to roil Myanmar following the military coup in February, land and environmental defenders are increasingly under threat.

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Floods make thousands homeless in Bangladesh Rohingya camps
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Floods make thousands homeless in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Days of heavy rainfall have pounded Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended families or in communal shelters.

The 6 winners of the ‘Green Nobels’ for environmental activism show that change is possible

The 6 winners of the ‘Green Nobels’ for environmental activism show that change is possible

The Goldman Environmental Prize announced its 2020 winners, including an activist who used shareholder meetings to push back against financing coal mines and a beekeeper who took on Monsanto.
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