NAIROBI, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda has
seen a rise in attacks on LGBT+ people since a minister proposed
bringing back the death penalty for gay sex, campaigners said on
Tuesday, warning anti-gay rhetoric was fuelling homophobia.
MEDELLIN, Colombia, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
G rowing up in a gang-ridden hillside slum in Colombia's second
city of Medellin, Bryan Estiven Carmona knew becoming a street
drug dealer was far more likely than getting a decent job.
LONDON, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Whether it is
building schools from plastic waste or opening a cafe staffed by
trafficking survivors, social entrepreneurs find innovative and
creative ways to solve a diverse range of environmental and
social problems through a business lens.
* United States suffers biggest fall amid political
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The
potential for a global tree-planting drive to curb
climate-change risks has been overestimated, scientists warned,
flagging issues with maps and data used in a recent study and
urging greater efforts to cut heat-trapping emissions by other
PENANG, Malaysia, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
I nnovations such as roads that reflect heat and water-absorbing
pavements that will help the Olympic Games in Tokyo be a carbon
neutral event, could also be adopted by other cities looking to
mitigate climate risks, urban experts said.
LONDON, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than
two in three cities around the world already are noticing the
effects of climate change, from more heatwaves to worsening
flooding, but few have effective plans in place to deal with the
threats, researchers warned Tuesday.
BARCELONA, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
Governments, development banks and businesses are providing less
than 1% of the money needed each year to wean 3 billion people
off dirty, health-harming cooking by an international deadline
of 2030, new data on energy access showed on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A
Californian city will return a historic island to its former
Native American owners on Monday, more than 150 years after the
tribe was decimated, in a move which indigenous groups said
could inspire other land transfers across the country.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local
leaders in Indonesia must get involved with young people to
tackle the trash problem that blights the nation's islands and
surrounding seas, a leading Asian youth environmental activist
said on Monday.