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Who Cares About Kaavan?
December 04, 2020

Who Cares About Kaavan?

By David Hutt
A feel-good story about an elephant has distracted attention from the dire state of the environment in Cambodia.

‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Arrives Safely in Cambodia
December 01, 2020

‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Arrives Safely in Cambodia

By Associated Press
Kaavan, a 1985 gift from Sri Lanka to Pakistan, had lived since 2012 all alone in a Pakistani zoo after his partner died.
Thai Official Warns Laos on Power Purchases from Controversial Dam
November 27, 2020

Thai Official Warns Laos on Power Purchases from Controversial Dam

By Sebastian Strangio
The Thai concerns about the Sanakham dam come amid growing recognition of the dire state of the Mekong.

Banning Fireworks on Diwali: A Window Into Money and Politics in India
November 21, 2020

Banning Fireworks on Diwali: A Window Into Money and Politics in India

By Prashant Waikar
What looks like an eminently sensible decision, given the extremely polluting effects of fireworks, has become a politically contentious issue.

How Will Japan Reach Its Landmark Zero-Carbon Goal?
November 17, 2020

How Will Japan Reach Its Landmark Zero-Carbon Goal?

By Thisanka Siripala
Decarbonization usually means boosting renewable energy, but Japan is also looking to push nuclear energy.

Pacific Island States Look Hopefully to Biden Administration for Movement on Climate Change
November 16, 2020

Pacific Island States Look Hopefully to Biden Administration for Movement on Climate Change

By Grant Wyeth
Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has extended an invitation to Biden to travel to Fiji in August 2021 for the Pacific Islands Forum.

The Bitter Aftertaste of China’s Hunger for South American Food
November 12, 2020

The Bitter Aftertaste of China’s Hunger for South American Food

By Agostina Blengino and Jordy Pasa
China’s quest for food security is exacerbating environmental crises like deforestation and overfishing in South American countries.
Indian Oil Company Found Drilling in Eco-sensitive Zone Without Mandatory Clearances
November 09, 2020

Indian Oil Company Found Drilling in Eco-sensitive Zone Without Mandatory Clearances

By StoriesAsia
A fire at the Baghjan natural gas well in Assam once again brings to fore the recklessness of India’s state-owned companies.

India and the Philippines Must Focus on Climate Change and Disaster Management
November 07, 2020

India and the Philippines Must Focus on Climate Change and Disaster Management

By Abhijnan Rej
Greater cooperation and dialogue around softer issues will pave way for greater strategic cooperation.

In India, Polluted Air Spells Trouble for Virus Patients
November 07, 2020

In India, Polluted Air Spells Trouble for Virus Patients

By Associated Press
Air pollution in parts of New Delhi has climbed to levels around nine times what the World Health Organization considers safe.

Nuclear Power and Japan’s 2050 Climate Pledge
November 05, 2020

Nuclear Power and Japan’s 2050 Climate Pledge

By Tom Corben
Japan’s latest carbon-neutrality pledge puts the spotlight on the challenges facing the country’s nuclear power industry.
As World Watches Messy US Presidential Election, Washington Exits the Paris Agreement
November 05, 2020

As World Watches Messy US Presidential Election, Washington Exits the Paris Agreement

By Catherine Putz
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said he favors signing the U.S. back up to the Paris Agreement.

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