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China and the Race for Nuclear Fusion

China and the Race for Nuclear Fusion

By Chris Qihan Zou
Nuclear fusion is the next frontier in both climate change and great power competition.

Electric Vehicles Sales Boom in Nepal

Electric Vehicles Sales Boom in Nepal

By Binaj Gurubacharya
The shift is helping to save on oil imports and alleviate smog.
China’s Energy Intensity and Carbon Intensity Targets Are All But Unachievable

China’s Energy Intensity and Carbon Intensity Targets Are All But Unachievable

By Rakshith Shetty
China is far behind on its international commitments for reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions per unit of GDP.

Bangladesh’s Vulnerable Coastlines on the Frontline of Climate Effects

Bangladesh’s Vulnerable Coastlines on the Frontline of Climate Effects

By Parvez Uddin Chowdhury
Experts say the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove in the world, pays a price as it serves as a first line of defense against cyclones.

Extreme Heat Threatens Health, Jobs, and Democracy in India

Extreme Heat Threatens Health, Jobs, and Democracy in India

By Chirag Dhara
As with any environmental disaster, the impact of heat stress hits the poor harder than the privileged.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Cyclone Remal Leaves Trail of Destruction in India’s Northeast

Cyclone Remal Leaves Trail of Destruction in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
This is the first "severe" cyclonic storm to hit the Bay of Bengal coast during the 2024 pre-monsoon season.

How China’s Battery Complex Figures in Ties With Russia

How China’s Battery Complex Figures in Ties With Russia

By Joseph Webster
China’s development of batteries and other clean energy technologies will ultimately constrain Russia’s hydrocarbon complex, complicating ties.
Why the EU’s Deforestation-Free Regulation Is Not Working in Southeast Asia

Why the EU’s Deforestation-Free Regulation Is Not Working in Southeast Asia

By Lauren Mai
Indonesia and Malaysia, which account for 85 percent of global palm oil production, have reacted with hostility to the EU's new regulation.

Mongolia’s Fight Against Desertification and Land Degradation

Mongolia’s Fight Against Desertification and Land Degradation

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia’s approach looks to incorporate both international experiences and the traditions of local communities.

Cambodia to Break Ground on Contentious Canal Project in August

Cambodia to Break Ground on Contentious Canal Project in August

By Sebastian Strangio
In a speech yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Manet said that his government would not afford to "wait for anybody," and would fund the $1.7 billion project itself.

Maldives Halts Coastal Development Projects

Maldives Halts Coastal Development Projects

By Ahmed Naish
New criteria are needed to fund climate resiliency for vulnerable island nations that are ineligible for cheaper financing reserved for low-income countries, says President Muizzu.
Fears Rise of a Second Landslide and Disease Outbreak at Site of Papua New Guinea Disaster

Fears Rise of a Second Landslide and Disease Outbreak at Site of Papua New Guinea Disaster

By Rod McGuirk
An estimated 670 people died in the first landslide in Yambali village. Now there is a “serious risk” of a second that could impact up to 8,000 people.

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