Environment and natural resources

Tin Mining Company Accused of Polluting River Urged to Drop Defamation Charges

A tin-mining com­pany accused of polluting a river in Myanmar with toxic chemicals including arse­nic has come under fire from rights groups for su­ing a Thai journalist and his newspaper.Myanmar Pongpipat Co Ltd, a Thai company, has launched a criminal defamation suit against Pratch Rujivanarom ...

Tin Industry to Begin Reporting on Supply Chain Standards

Major tin produc­ers have agreed to begin report­ing on compliance with a new code of conduct start­ing from third-quarter 2017, an industry body said, seeking to boost supply chain credentials ahead of new Europe­an rules on responsible sourcing of ore.Keep reading  ...

Forest lands development closely scrutinised

Government-approved projects to develop and cultivate portions of forests are closely scrutinised by relevant authorities to ensure there are no wrongdoings, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation said today.Keep reading ...

Environmental awareness camp in Sagaing forest reserve

Sagaing regional government is building an environmental awareness and education camp in Linn Note Guu forest reserve in Kanbalu township, to conserve the flora and fauna of the forests and to promote appreciation for the natural environment among people, especially the younger generation.Keep reading  ...

Myanma Timber Enterprise to respond to Danish teak sanctions

Danish authorities have made a ruling to place injunctions on all seven Danish operators bringing Myanmar teak into the Scandinavian country. Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) has plans to respond to the sanctions placed on the entire Myanmar teak industry, according to U Khin Maung Kyi, ...

Japanese Firms Pledge to Clean up Rivers Polluted by Dye in Textile Making Hub

Two Japanese industrial companies have made a joint proposal to build and operate a water treatment facility in the central Myanmar town of Wundwin, which suffers from polluted waterways caused by its textile dyeing industry.Keep reading ...

Plastic-free zone campaign at Mt Zwe Ka Bin

The first plastic-free zone campaign will be held at Mount Zwe Ka Bin from March 11 to 14. The campaign, which will be held simultaneously with the Tabaung festival in Kayin State, will involve about 350 volunteers from various organisations, including the Hpa-an Students Union, student ...

Water experts: Myanmar needs to prepare for climate change

With the threat of climate change and population growth, Myanmar – a nation rich in water resources – has to put in place proper measures to ensure water security for the future, experts said.Keep reading ...

Ayeyarwady in danger of losing its birds

The population of various species of water birds, between Myitkyina (Kachin State) and Sinbo (Mandalay Region) along the Ayeyarwady River, has dwindled by at least half in the past 14 years due to habitat loss, gold panning and poaching, a survey has showed.Keep reading ...

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