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    Tropics lost 11.1 million hectares of forest cover in 2021, with the Amazon, Democratic Republic of Congo seeing the greatest losses. The need for...

    Indonesian Palm Oil Export Ban Threatens Global Food Prices, Especially in India

    The ban on palm oil exports by Indonesia has upset global markets. India, the world’s biggest importer of palm oil, is set to be...

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    Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis Cripples Health Services

    Until 2021 the country had a strong healthcare sector, but today, Sri Lanka has run out of hard currency to buy basic medicines. Medical...

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