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The Precarious State of the Mekong
November 24, 2022

The Precarious State of the Mekong

By Nicholas Muller
Prolonged stress on the Lower Mekong Basin is reaching an ecological tipping point, threatening millions of livelihoods.

Indonesian Quake Kills at Least 162 and Injures Hundreds
November 22, 2022

Indonesian Quake Kills at Least 162 and Injures Hundreds

By Firman Taufiq and Edna Tarigan
A magnitude 5.6 quake shook Cianjur in West Java province in the late afternoon.
Can China and the US Cooperate on Climate Change?
November 22, 2022

Can China and the US Cooperate on Climate Change?

By Nima Khorrami
The China-U.S. technology rivalry will severely hinder the prospect of a common Sino-American approach to climate change.

A New Belt and Road Initiative Toolkit
November 22, 2022

A New Belt and Road Initiative Toolkit

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jacinta Chen.

Cambodian Forestry Official Arrested in US Over Alleged Monkey-Smuggling Scheme
November 18, 2022

Cambodian Forestry Official Arrested in US Over Alleged Monkey-Smuggling Scheme

By Sebastian Strangio
Masphal Kry, a Cambodian forestry official, and seven others have been charged with conspiring to illegally export long-tailed macaques to the United States.

Pakistan FM Seeks Compensation for Damages Caused by Floods
November 10, 2022

Pakistan FM Seeks Compensation for Damages Caused by Floods

By Kevin Chan and Munir Ahmed
Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has called for debts owed by developing countries to rich countries to be written off, allowing them to spend that money on clean energy.

South Asia Is Missing out on the Clean Energy Transition
November 09, 2022

South Asia Is Missing out on the Clean Energy Transition

By Muhammad Salar Khan and Ammar A. Malik
Countries in South Asia must be technologically empowered in their fight against climate change, but new investments have stagnated.
Bangladesh Balances Energy Needs With Climate, Conservation
November 09, 2022

Bangladesh Balances Energy Needs With Climate, Conservation

By Julhas Alam, Al-Emrun and Sibi Arasu
While the coal-fired Rampal power plant will generate 1,320 megawatts of electricity it will destroy mangrove forests, a natural barrier against climate change.

Why Asia Needs ‘Just Climate Finance’
November 09, 2022

Why Asia Needs ‘Just Climate Finance’

By Mickey Eva
We are now facing not just a climate crisis, but also an inequality crisis. COP27 must address both challenges by financing a just climate transition.

Uranium Exploration Stepped Up In India’s Northeast
November 08, 2022

Uranium Exploration Stepped Up In India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
India’s emphasis on uranium exploration assumes importance in the context of goals set by the government to harness non-fossil energy.

Delhi Battles Dangerous Levels of Air Pollution
November 04, 2022

Delhi Battles Dangerous Levels of Air Pollution

By Ashok Sharma and Shonal Ganguly
The air quality index in the capital was over 470, considered "severe" and more than 10 times the global safety threshold.
Climate Migration: Nomads Move to Towns in Warming Ladakh
November 02, 2022

Climate Migration: Nomads Move to Towns in Warming Ladakh

By Aijaz Hussain
Shifting weather patterns have already altered people's lives through floods, landslides and droughts in this inhospitable but beautiful mountain region.

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