Bars line the street, on display are neon lights, beer signs and women trying to lure in passing revelers. This scene could be anywhere in Thailand, but this particular red light district in Su-ngai Kolok is on the border with Malaysia in Narathiwat province. Here, soldiers and military vehicles patrol the streets to protect the sex workers and the Malaysian men they cater to from the very real possibility of attacks by Muslim insurgents.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s foreign minister says her government will continue to directly pay for climate change mitigation in vulnerable South Pacific island nations through its aid budget rather than donate to a United Nations’ Green Climate Fund designed for the same purpose.
Environmental defenders are waging another war in the Pacific, this time against deep sea mining. As land-based resources continue to deplete amid growing demand for natural resources, private companies are relentless in their quest for minerals beyond the frontier. Nautilus Minerals Inc. (Nautilus), with corporate office in Toronto, Canada and a
While most people are aware of the environmental impact of fossil fuels, far fewer make the connection between climate change and diet. A new report from London-based NGO Chatham House seeks to shed a light on how a global increase in meat consumption is creating a sharp rise in the production of greenhouse gases and how this is directly facilitated by a lack of public awareness about the connection between the two.
BHOPAL, India (AP) — Indians are marking the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal gas leak tragedy with protests demanding harsher punishments for those responsible and more compensation for the victims of the world’s worst industrial disaster.
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