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Scorched Earth Development in Northern Laos
May 23, 2019
Scorched Earth Development in Northern Laos
A look at dam, Belt and Road, and SEZ projects in “the battery of Southeast Asia.”
Scorched Earth Development in Northern Laos
Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters
May 08, 2019
Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters
The entire region is headed for an immense climate crisis by 2100, scientists warn.
Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters
The Natural Resource Oligarchy Funding Indonesia’s Election
April 11, 2019
The Natural Resource Oligarchy Funding Indonesia’s Election
Indonesia’s natural resource industry funds both campaigns – which may be why it remains free from debate.
The Natural Resource Oligarchy Funding Indonesia’s Election
Defending Myanmar's Remaining Environmental Treasures
April 02, 2019
Defending Myanmar's Remaining Environmental Treasures
Unique programs led by indigenous peoples are protecting wildlife biodiversity in Karen state.
Defending Myanmar's Remaining Environmental Treasures
The Philippines’ China Dam Controversy
March 27, 2019
The Philippines’ China Dam Controversy
The Kaliwa Dam Project, a centerpiece of the BRI in the Philippines, faces steep opposition from indigenous peoples.
The Philippines’ China Dam Controversy
Delhi's Dying Holy River
March 12, 2019
Delhi's Dying Holy River
The Yamuna River is more raw sewage than freshwater these days, and that's taking a heavy toll on local people.
Delhi's Dying Holy River
Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam Dilemma
March 11, 2019
Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam Dilemma
As the unpopular project sits in limbo, the government has to choose between upsetting China and enraging its own people.
Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam Dilemma
Malaysia’s Rare Earth Debate
January 10, 2019
Malaysia’s Rare Earth Debate
Malaysia may forgo an opportunity to enter the lucrative market in favor of environmental protection.
Malaysia’s Rare Earth Debate
Can the Land of a Million Elephants Survive the Belt and Road?
January 03, 2019
Can the Land of a Million Elephants Survive the Belt and Road?
Chinese-funded projects in Laos could hasten the eradication of the elephant population.
Can the Land of a Million Elephants Survive the Belt and Road?
After the Tsunami in Indonesia's Sunda Strait
December 26, 2018
After the Tsunami in Indonesia's Sunda Strait
Indonesia has again been devastated by a tsunami, this time without warning.
After the Tsunami in Indonesia's Sunda Strait
All Along the Irtysh River Basin
November 21, 2018
All Along the Irtysh River Basin
Running across China, Kazakhstan, and Russia, the Irtysh carries with it a host of difficulties from floods to pollution.
All Along the Irtysh River Basin
Nepal and the China-EU Lending Race
October 15, 2018
Nepal and the China-EU Lending Race
As the EU seeks to expand lending for infrastructure in Asia, will it maintain high standards?
Nepal and the China-EU Lending Race
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
September 26, 2018
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
Despite a verbal emphasis on renewables, most Chinese energy financing in Africa goes to coal, oil, and gas.
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
Nepal’s Success in Wildlife Conservation
August 23, 2018
Nepal’s Success in Wildlife Conservation
The world can learn from Nepal’s community-oriented approach.
Nepal’s Success in Wildlife Conservation
India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
August 20, 2018
India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
Indian-built dams in Afghanistan are causing trouble with downstream states Iran and Pakistan.
India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams
Laos' Dam Disaster May Not Be Its Last
August 02, 2018
Laos' Dam Disaster May Not Be Its Last
The cost-cutting and lack of oversight that led to the dam's collapse plague other hydropower projects across the country.
Laos' Dam Disaster May Not Be Its Last
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