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Indonesia’s Massive Metals Build-out Is Felling the Forest for Batteries

Indonesia’s Massive Metals Build-out Is Felling the Forest for Batteries

By Victoria Milko, Ed Davey, and Camille Fassett
Where developers build Indonesia’s vast nickel-processing plants, surrounding forest disappears twice as fast: “The damage to the environment is devastating.”

The Carbon Footprints of Indian Business Tycoon’s Head-Turning Wedding Display

The Carbon Footprints of Indian Business Tycoon’s Head-Turning Wedding Display

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
The marathon celebration over Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son Anant’s wedding could go down in history as one of the most expensive – in both cash and carbon.
Districts in the Western Indian Himalayan Region Are More Prone to Climate Change Risks, Says New Study

Districts in the Western Indian Himalayan Region Are More Prone to Climate Change Risks, Says New Study

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
According to the IIT-M report, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is the most hazard-prone district of the IHR followed by the East Sikkim in the Northeast.

Cambodian Court Sentences Environmental Activists to Hefty Prison Terms

Cambodian Court Sentences Environmental Activists to Hefty Prison Terms

By Sebastian Strangio
The 10 activists, four of whom were arrested outside the court, are members of the group Mother Nature, which was deregistered in 2017.

Ecological Disasters in Sikkim: A Skewed Security-Development Balance in the Himalayas? 

Ecological Disasters in Sikkim: A Skewed Security-Development Balance in the Himalayas? 

By Stanzin Lhaskyabs and Rahul Ganguly
Developmental and security projects, such as the construction of dams and roads, are contributing to the uptick in deadly natural disasters.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Protecting the Vulnerable in India From the Monsoon’s Flood of Diseases

Protecting the Vulnerable in India From the Monsoon’s Flood of Diseases

By Indranil Mukhopadhyay
Primary, preventive, and public health initiatives at the local level must be initiated to prevent vector-borne diseases across India.

India-Pakistan Water Cooperation Returns to Kashmir 

India-Pakistan Water Cooperation Returns to Kashmir 

By Sehr Rushmeen
A hydroelectric inspection signals increased engagement amid climate concerns.
Rising Temperatures Threaten India’s Wheat Production

Rising Temperatures Threaten India’s Wheat Production

By Biswajit Dhar
Decline in wheat production over the past two seasons because of rising temperatures has reduced domestic availability

Striking a Balance: The Philippines’ Path to Sustainable Critical Minerals Development

Striking a Balance: The Philippines’ Path to Sustainable Critical Minerals Development

By Rocco Cartusciello
Manila is under pressure to begin exploiting its rich mineral deposits, but it needs to carefully consider the likely social and environmental costs.

Climate Change May Worsen Flooding in Mumbai and Chennai

Climate Change May Worsen Flooding in Mumbai and Chennai

By Dharmappa Hagare
For all flood-prone cities of India, there is an urgent need to develop flood inundation maps.

The Challenge of Regulating Japan’s Deep-sea Mining Experiment

The Challenge of Regulating Japan’s Deep-sea Mining Experiment

By Alison McCook
As Japan gears up to mine its extended continental shelf, serious questions remain about whether international regulators will be ready. 
Thailand Has Tried – and Failed – to Solve Its Pollution Problem

Thailand Has Tried – and Failed – to Solve Its Pollution Problem

By Huizhong Wu
From February to April, Chiang Mai in northern Thailand regularly tops the list of the world's worst cities for air pollution.

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