China’s Renewable Energy Opportunity
East Asia
China’s Renewable Energy Opportunity
Renewable energy could improve the quality of China’s air, and its international image.
China’s Renewable Energy Opportunity
Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?
East Asia
Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?
Not as much as many headlines suggest, but the cleanup still needs to deal with a complex water issue.
Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?
Damming the Mekong
Southeast Asia
Damming the Mekong
A new dam proposed by Laos threatens further damage to the troubled Mekong and its inhabitants.
Damming the Mekong
Adam Minter
November 08, 2013
Adam Minter
The Diplomat’s Justin McDonnell recently spoke to Minter about the behemoth that is the global recycling industry and the surprisingly symbiotic relationship between China and the U.S.
Adam Minter
Cambodian Flood Victims Drowning in Debt
Southeast Asia
Cambodian Flood Victims Drowning in Debt
Devastating recent floods have exacerbated the microfinance debt crisis among Cambodia’s poorest people.
Cambodian Flood Victims Drowning in Debt
The Rise of Chinese Space Junk
September 16, 2013
The Rise of Chinese Space Junk
Most orbital debris is U.S. or Russian in origin. But China’s space program exacerbates an urgent issue.
The Rise of Chinese Space Junk
Shark Finning: Appetite for Extinction?
East Asia | Southeast Asia
Shark Finning: Appetite for Extinction?
Asia’s taste for shark fin soup endangers a number of species. But attitudes are changing.
Shark Finning: Appetite for Extinction?
Mahendraparvata: Cambodia’s Archaeological Rebirth
Southeast Asia
Mahendraparvata: Cambodia’s Archaeological Rebirth
The future of archaeology is high-tech. One of its first laboratories is the jungles of Cambodia.
Mahendraparvata: Cambodia’s Archaeological Rebirth
Mongolia Joins Shale Revolution, But at What Cost?
Central Asia
Mongolia Joins Shale Revolution, But at What Cost?
Oil shale exploration is quietly getting underway. But questions surround viability and environmental costs.
Mongolia Joins Shale Revolution, But at What Cost?
The Deep Sea Resources Rush
Oceania
The Deep Sea Resources Rush
Exploitation of seafloor minerals appears imminent. But do we really understand the potential impact?
The Deep Sea Resources Rush
Asia Eyes The Arctic
August 26, 2013
Asia Eyes The Arctic
The admission this year of six new permanent observers to the Arctic Council was a pivotal moment, in more ways than one.
Asia Eyes The Arctic
Karakoram Highway: China’s Treacherous Pakistan Corridor
Central Asia | East Asia | South Asia
Karakoram Highway: China’s Treacherous Pakistan Corridor
China’s use of Pakistan’s Gwadar port depends on the rugged, unreliable Karakorum Highway.
Karakoram Highway: China’s Treacherous Pakistan Corridor
Uttarakhand Tragedy: Religious Tourism and Overdevelopment
South Asia
Uttarakhand Tragedy: Religious Tourism and Overdevelopment
Runaway development and a surge in religious tourism exacerbated the damage caused by the recent floods.
Uttarakhand Tragedy: Religious Tourism and Overdevelopment
Explosive Remnants of War in the Pacific
Oceania
Explosive Remnants of War in the Pacific
World War II left the Pacific with a dangerous legacy, which continues to trouble island nations seven decades later.
Explosive Remnants of War in the Pacific
Trouble on the Mekong
Southeast Asia
Trouble on the Mekong
Europe’s Pöyry Energy and its controversial role as Xayaburi dam consultant have been challenged under new OECD CSR rules.
Trouble on the Mekong
Singapore Haze: Discontent Rises
Southeast Asia
Singapore Haze: Discontent Rises
The severity of the haze from Indonesian forest burning has prompted a growing chorus of complaints this year.
Singapore Haze: Discontent Rises
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