Subscribe

Topic

Environment

Nomads, Mountains, and Militarization in the Tibetan Plateau
January 28, 2023

Nomads, Mountains, and Militarization in the Tibetan Plateau

By Scott Ezell
The eastern Tibetan plateau, once largely untouched by industrial development, has been overtaken by dams, mining, and security forces.

Becoming a ‘Sponge City’ at Shenzhen Speed
January 27, 2023

Becoming a ‘Sponge City’ at Shenzhen Speed

By Robert C. Thornett
Shenzhen is a prime example of China's Sponge City Program, which aims to both prevent flooding and increase water supply in urban areas.
Afghanistan’s Kamal Khan Dam and the Helmand River Treaty
January 27, 2023

Afghanistan’s Kamal Khan Dam and the Helmand River Treaty

By Ikramuddin Kamil
Neither the Helmand River Treaty nor customary international law denies Afghanistan the right to construct dams over the Helmand River.

Sinking Joshimath May Submerge India’s Hydropower Ambitions in the Himalayas
January 25, 2023

Sinking Joshimath May Submerge India’s Hydropower Ambitions in the Himalayas

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Large-scale land subsidence in the pilgrimage town has prompted widespread resistance to the construction of dams.

Japan Eyes Delay of Fukushima Plant Water Release
January 14, 2023

Japan Eyes Delay of Fukushima Plant Water Release

By Mari Yamaguchi
The plan to released treated radioactive wastewater has been fiercely opposed by local residents and Japan's neighbors, including China and South Korea.

India Approves $2.3 Billion to Develop Green Hydrogen
January 06, 2023

India Approves $2.3 Billion to Develop Green Hydrogen

By Sibi Arasu
Green hydrogen is hydrogen that is produced through the electrolysis of water, powered by electricity generated from renewable sources of energy.

Transboundary Water Governance is a Regional Security Issue in Asia
December 29, 2022

Transboundary Water Governance is a Regional Security Issue in Asia

By Genevieve Donnellon-May and Zhang Hongzhou
Careful management of hydropower resources is essential to ensure its positive impacts on climate change and avoid transboundary river conflicts.
Cambodia Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status to Protect a Mekong Biodiversity Hotspot 
December 28, 2022

Cambodia Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status to Protect a Mekong Biodiversity Hotspot 

By Tom Fawthrop
This potentially spectacular success story for global conservation could be derailed if a huge dam project gets the green light.

China’s Five-Year National Water Security Plan
December 17, 2022

China’s Five-Year National Water Security Plan

By Genevieve Donnellon-May
How does China's first five-year plan for national water security attempt to tackle the country's most pressing water challenges?

China’s Super Hydropower Dam and Fears of Sino-Indian Water Wars
December 09, 2022

China’s Super Hydropower Dam and Fears of Sino-Indian Water Wars

By Genevieve Donnellon-May
The already-fraught relationship between China and India is becoming even more tense over Beijing’s plans to build a “super hydropower dam” in Tibet. 

Screaming for Mercy, All Along the Mekong
December 08, 2022

Screaming for Mercy, All Along the Mekong

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with the veteran British journalist and filmmaker Tom Fawthrop.
Toxic Winter: The ‘Slow Violence’ of Air Pollution in Mongolia
December 08, 2022

Toxic Winter: The ‘Slow Violence’ of Air Pollution in Mongolia

By Elena Gordillo Fuertes
Ulaanbaatar’s toxic air is taking a heavy toll, especially on already disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.

Page 1 of 53