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Kiribati Announces Plans to Raise Islands Above Rising Seas
August 14, 2020

Kiribati Announces Plans to Raise Islands Above Rising Seas

By Joshua Mcdonald
As climate change and sea level rise threaten to inundate Kiribati, its government has proposed a radical new plan to raise the islands.

How Green Is South Korea’s Green New Deal?
August 12, 2020

How Green Is South Korea’s Green New Deal?

By Sam Macdonald
Like many of Seoul’s previous environmental plans, corporate interests seem to be overshadowing those of the environment.
The Mauritius Disaster: Overlooked Dimensions of Maritime Security
August 12, 2020

The Mauritius Disaster: Overlooked Dimensions of Maritime Security

By Christian Bueger
For small states, oil spills are national security threats – yet few governments are prepared to deal with them.

Climate Change Is a Security Threat to the Asia-Pacific
August 10, 2020

Climate Change Is a Security Threat to the Asia-Pacific

By Shiloh Fetzek and Dennis McGinn
Climate change is likely to alter the local physical and strategic environment profoundly, and potentially catastrophically.

Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc on South Korea
August 06, 2020

Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc on South Korea

By Jenna Gibson
Flooding is widespread after weeks of downpours.

Chinese Fishing Near North Korea Is a Symptom of a Bigger Problem
July 31, 2020

Chinese Fishing Near North Korea Is a Symptom of a Bigger Problem

By Jenny Town and Sally Yozell
The Chinese government has been both lenient on North Korea sanctions and reluctant to tackle illegal fishing by its distant water fleet.

Can Vietnam Prevent the Next Pandemic?
July 28, 2020

Can Vietnam Prevent the Next Pandemic?

By Tom Fawthrop
As zoonotic diseases become more dangerous, Vietnam moves toward cracking down on wildlife trafficking.
Siberia on Fire
July 28, 2020

Siberia on Fire

By Kira Leadholm
Summer 2020 is on track to be the Arctic’s hottest on record, and blazing temperatures in Siberia are posing massive problems with global implications.

The Environmental Costs of China’s Maritime Ambition
July 28, 2020

The Environmental Costs of China’s Maritime Ambition

By Paula Knack
Too many Chinese vessels, whether fishing boats or dredgers, destroy marine protected areas.

Assam Devastated by Floods Again
July 23, 2020

Assam Devastated by Floods Again

By StoriesAsia
Floods are a perennial problem in the northeastern Indian state, but the government has yet to find an effective mitigation strategy.

South Asia Floods Displace Millions, Kill 550
July 23, 2020

South Asia Floods Displace Millions, Kill 550

By Associated Press
Close to a third of Bangladesh has already been flooded, with more flooding expected in the coming weeks. 
Japan Hammered by Record-Breaking Torrential Rains and Deadly Floods
July 13, 2020

Japan Hammered by Record-Breaking Torrential Rains and Deadly Floods

By Thisanka Siripala
Once again, Japan's rainy season is taking a deadly turn this year.

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