A buffalo grazes on the drenched land in the Cardamom Mountains, southwest Cambodia.

‘It’s a lose-lose situation’: Carbon ‘offset’ project in Cambodia accused of human rights violations

Human rights

Companies around the world try to make up for their carbon emission by purchasing “offsets,” financing projects intended to preserve forests or otherwise compensate for their emissions. In Cambodia, Human Rights Watch recently issued a report about violations against Indigenous people in a carbon offset program in the Cardamom mountains. 

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Parents seek justice for children crushed in collapsed hotel during Turkish earthquake

shepherd with sheep amid rubble

A year on, a Kurdish village near Turkey’s earthquake epicenter says it’s been overlooked

seniors on the street

New York City’s older Chinese American population faces increasing housing challenges, poverty


‘We saw an immediate drop’: Jordan’s tourism industry is suffering amid the Israel-Hamas war

Israel-Hamas war
People marching in street with a Panamanian flag

Copper mine protests roil in Panama


The government approved a new contract with the mine late last week. Since then, protests have rippled across Panama, and people are afraid they could bring the country to a standstill.


Delhi is rolling out the welcome mat as leaders arrive for the G20 summit in India

But critics say that India has turned the G20 into a marketing campaign for itself — and for Prime Minister Narendra Modi — ahead of general elections next year. The summit will also be a test for India as it seeks to establish itself as a rising power and as a voice for the global south.


Colombian activists try to shame city government into fixing broken sidewalks — by painting them pink

In Colombia’s capital city Bogotá, pedestrians need to watch out for loose slabs of pavement they can trip over, or wobbly tiles that get their feet wet or splash dirty water on their pants. But some activists have started trying to shame the city into making repairs more quickly by covering the broken spots with pink paint and black Xs. 

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Flooding from Ukraine’s ‘Hero River’ may be a silver lining of war


​​​​​​​ In order to prevent Russian troops from advancing toward Kyiv, Ukrainian forces destroyed a dam on the Irpin River early on in the war. The flooding, as it turned out, created new wetland areas. Some conservationists hope to see the wetlands stay. Even residents whose cellars remain flooded are glad the water came and the Russian troops did not. 

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A coalition of Ukrainians is documenting environmental crimes 


The Ukrainian government is doing an unusually thorough job of documenting environmental damages being caused by Russian attacks. Their primary goal, according to the Ministry of the Environment, is to eventually win compensation for these damages.