July 01, 2022
Cups, Straws, Spoons: India Starts on Single-use Plastic Ban
By Aniruddha Ghosal
As a first step, India has identified 19 plastic items that aren't very useful but have a high potential to become litter, including plastic cups, straws, and ice cream sticks.
June 28, 2022
Destruction Everywhere, Help Scarce After Afghanistan Quake
By Ebrahim Noroozi and Rahim Faiez
In Afghanistan, those who were barely scraping by have lost everything to the recent earthquake.
June 25, 2022
Can Nuclear Energy Power South Korea’s Future?
By Eunwoo Lee
President Yoon wants nuclear energy to catapult South Korea to carbon neutrality and international prestige. But a rough road lies ahead.
June 24, 2022
‘They Own the Ocean’: Gwadar’s Struggle With Illegal Fishing
By Mariyam Suleman Anees
Illegal fishing off Balochistan’s coast continues despite years of legislation, public protests, and government promises, showing how difficult it can be to combat the “trawler mafia.”
June 22, 2022
Smuggling of Exotic and Endangered Species From Myanmar Increasing
By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Established routes used for trafficking drugs and gold from Myanmar into India are used to transport wildlife, say Indian government officials.
June 21, 2022
A Depleted River Scores a World Record Catch
By Luke Hunt
Giant Mekong stingray weighs in at 300-kilograms – and helps solve a mystery.
June 21, 2022
How the US Can Help Strengthen Disaster Management in Southeast Asia
By Meghan Sullivan
Bolstered U.S. support for disaster preparedness would align with Washington's broader objectives in the region.
June 20, 2022
Vietnam Imprisons Leading Environmentalist on Tax Evasion Charges
By Sebastian Strangio
Nguy Thi Khanh, a recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, is the latest climate change activist to be jailed on tax-related charges.
June 17, 2022
Japan Top Court: Government Not Responsible for Fukushima Disaster
By Mari Yamaguchi
The four-judge bench said the government cannot be held liable because the damage from a massive tsunami that hit the plant could not have been prevented.
June 14, 2022
Mongolia’s ‘1 Billion Tree’ Movement
By Bolor Lkhaajav
The policy was launched to much fanfare, but can the participants follow through on their commitments?
June 09, 2022
Japan Looks to Alaska to Shore up Energy Supplies
By Mina Pollmann
The energy-rich U.S. state has attracted increased interest from Japan as Tokyo seeks to reduce imports of Russian oil and gas.
June 02, 2022
An Emerging Australia-Japan Hydrogen Supply Chain
By Daisuke Akimoto
The outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine War reconfirmed Japan’s energy insecurity, but also highlighted the potential of Australia-Japan energy cooperation.