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Japan: Let Them Eat Whale
East Asia
Japan: Let Them Eat Whale
When it comes to whaling, perhaps it is time to give Japan what it says it wants.
Japan: Let Them Eat Whale
Cleaning Up the Ganges
South Asia
Cleaning Up the Ganges
Narendra Modi will need more than just rhetoric to clean up India’s most important river.
Cleaning Up the Ganges
Food Security and Solomon Islands
Oceania
Food Security and Solomon Islands
Pests and other ravages of climate change are creating a food security challenge for the Pacific island nation.
Food Security and Solomon Islands
Yarsagumba: Biological Gold
South Asia
Yarsagumba: Biological Gold
A gold rush mentality has attached to a fungus known as the ‘Himalayan Viagra,’ to the detriment of local communities.
Yarsagumba: Biological Gold
The Rise of Wildlife Trafficking in the Pacific
June 28, 2014
The Rise of Wildlife Trafficking in the Pacific
Transnational criminal networks are wreaking havoc on the regional environment. Can they be stopped?
The Rise of Wildlife Trafficking in the Pacific
Will Climate Change Spark Conflict in Bangladesh?
South Asia
Will Climate Change Spark Conflict in Bangladesh?
A changing climate appears likely to wreak havoc on one of the world’s poorest countries in the coming decades.
Will Climate Change Spark Conflict in Bangladesh?
Can India Reform Its Agriculture?
South Asia
Can India Reform Its Agriculture?
Climate change is stressing an already struggling farm sector, but there is a way forward.
Can India Reform Its Agriculture?
Flooding and Jakarta’s Urban Poor
Southeast Asia
Flooding and Jakarta’s Urban Poor
Every year, large populations must deal with hazardous flooding, and the problem is getting worse.
Flooding and Jakarta’s Urban Poor
Sinking States: Climate Change and the Pacific
Oceania
Sinking States: Climate Change and the Pacific
Pacific Island states are some of the most vulnerable in the world to the devastating effects of climate change.
Sinking States: Climate Change and the Pacific
Is Ulaanbaatar Running Out of Water?
Central Asia
Is Ulaanbaatar Running Out of Water?
‘Scarcity problems will emerge in 2015, and intensify from 2020 onwards.’
Is Ulaanbaatar Running Out of Water?
Hunting the Tokay Gecko
South Asia
Hunting the Tokay Gecko
Bogus claims that it can cure HIV/AIDS and cancer have placed the tokay gecko under threat.
Hunting the Tokay Gecko
Mekong Summit Struggles to Halt Devastating Dams
Southeast Asia
Mekong Summit Struggles to Halt Devastating Dams
Laos remains determined to move forward with dam construction that threatens the environment and food security.
Mekong Summit Struggles to Halt Devastating Dams
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
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