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Hong Kong environmentalists call for rethink of land-supply law changes

Hong Kong conservationist groups have urged authorities to withdraw several proposed amendments to land-use regulations, warning it would limit public participation and cause “irreversible” damage to the local environment.The package of six amendments would enable the government to reduce the number of public consultations at the Town Planning Board from …

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Indonesia’s 2019 forest fire destruction far worse than thought

Indonesia’s devastating forest fires in 2019 burned nearly twice as much land as was officially reported, according to a recent study, raising concerns among environmental campaigners over the government’s transparency regarding deforestation.The Southeast Asian country, which has the largest rainforests outside the Amazon and Congo, has razed large swathes of …

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