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Rina Chandran

Tech helps cashmere herders, hazelnut farmers fight soil erosion in Asia

04 Aug 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When her husband suddenly died, Nakimo set up a small shop in Bhutan's southern Chukha district to provide for her family of seven, then began growing hazelnut trees, which not only boosted her income, but also helped preserve the soil on her land.

FEATURE-Tech helps cashmere herders, hazelnut farmers fight soil erosion in Asia

04 Aug 2020

BANGKOK, Aug 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When her husband suddenly died, Nakimo set up a small shop in Bhutan's southern Chukha district to provide for her family of seven, then began growing hazelnut trees, which not only boosted her income, but also helped preserve the soil on her land.

Bangkok court admits Cambodia farmers' lawsuit against Thai sugar firm

31 Jul 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Bangkok court on Friday agreed to grant class action status to more than 700 Cambodian families suing a Thai sugar firm for evicting them from their homes, a lawsuit that human rights experts see as a test case for transboundary disputes.

UPDATE 1-Bangkok court admits Cambodia farmers' lawsuit against Thai sugar firm

31 Jul 2020

BANGKOK, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Bangkok court on Friday agreed to grant class action status to more than 700 Cambodian families suing a Thai sugar firm for evicting them from their homes, a lawsuit that human rights experts see as a test case for transboundary disputes.

Bangkok court admits Cambodia farmers' lawsuit against Thai sugar firm

31 Jul 2020

BANGKOK, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Bangkok court on Friday agreed to grant class action status to more than 700 Cambodian families suing a Thai sugar firm for evicting them from their homes, a lawsuit that human rights experts see as a test case for transboundary disputes.

Fresh air, no sound? Singapore scientists test 'anti-noise' windows

30 Jul 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents in Southeast Asia's bustling cities who face the dilemma of leaving windows open for fresh air but enduring traffic sounds, could find quiet with new noise-cancelling technology developed by researchers in Singapore.

Fresh air, no sound? Singapore scientists test 'anti-noise' windows

30 Jul 2020

BANGKOK, July 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents in Southeast Asia's bustling cities who face the dilemma of leaving windows open for fresh air but enduring traffic sounds, could find quiet with new noise-cancelling technology developed by researchers in Singapore.

Deadly land conflicts seen rising as threat from industry grows

29 Jul 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 212 people were killed last year while defending their land from being taken over by industry, Global Witness said on Wednesday, the deadliest year since the advocacy group began compiling data in 2012.

Flood risk for one million in Phnom Penh as wetlands destroyed

27 Jul 2020

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than one million people in Phnom Penh face the risk of increased flooding and loss of livelihoods as wetlands in the Cambodian capital are destroyed to build apartments and industries, human rights groups warned on Monday.

Flood risk for 1 million in Phnom Penh as wetlands destroyed

27 Jul 2020

BANGKOK, July 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than one million people in Phnom Penh face the risk of increased flooding and loss of livelihoods as wetlands in the Cambodian capital are destroyed to build apartments and industries, human rights groups warned on Monday.

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