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The China Climate Challenge
September 18, 2020

The China Climate Challenge

By Scott Moore
What are the prospects for renewed U.S.-China cooperation on climate issues?

Thailand’s Radical Grandmothers
September 17, 2020

Thailand’s Radical Grandmothers

By Valeria Mongelli
A group of women are using weaving skills to fund their fight against mining pollution in rural Thailand.
Japan Struggles to Secure Radioactive Nuclear Waste Dump Sites
September 15, 2020

Japan Struggles to Secure Radioactive Nuclear Waste Dump Sites

By Thisanka Siripala
A small, aging town grapples with the financial lure of storing radioactive waste underground. 

Is the Managed Retreat Plan for the Sundarbans Misguided?
September 05, 2020

Is the Managed Retreat Plan for the Sundarbans Misguided?

By Debjani Bhattacharyya and Megnaa Mehtta
Planners need to look beyond technocratic solutions as they rise to the challenges posed by climate change.

US Official Attacks China’s ‘Manipulation’ of the Mekong
September 04, 2020

US Official Attacks China’s ‘Manipulation’ of the Mekong

By Sebastian Strangio
Southeast Asia’s mighty river is quickly becoming a new front in US-China competition.

The Last Farewell to the Mighty Mekong
September 02, 2020

The Last Farewell to the Mighty Mekong

By Tom Fawthrop
The shrinking Tonle Sap, the river's “beating heart,” is the latest wake-up call of the damage wrought by dams.

More Than Rising Water: Living Tenuously in the Sundarbans
August 29, 2020

More Than Rising Water: Living Tenuously in the Sundarbans

By Debjani Bhattacharyya and Megnaa Mehtta
A plan for managed retreat of populations from the delta ignores the human cost.
China, Southeast Asian Leaders Meet to Discuss the Mekong’s Plight
August 25, 2020

China, Southeast Asian Leaders Meet to Discuss the Mekong’s Plight

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation leaders' meeting discussed the river's dire situation -- and also pushed for a new trade corridor.

Struggling With Drought on the Mekong
August 24, 2020

Struggling With Drought on the Mekong

By Luke Hunt
Climate change and dams combine to push water levels to record lows.

Typhoon Adds to Southern China’s Rain and Flooding Woes
August 19, 2020

Typhoon Adds to Southern China’s Rain and Flooding Woes

By Associated Press
Typhoon Higos made landfall after already heavy rains and historic flooding in southern China.

Indigenous Activists in Myanmar Clash With UN Over Proposed Park
August 19, 2020

Indigenous Activists in Myanmar Clash With UN Over Proposed Park

By Associated Press
The proposed park, intended for conservation, could displace residents of 225 villages and disrupt their largely agrarian lifestyle.
An Australian Law Student Sets an Example for the ASEAN Way
August 17, 2020

An Australian Law Student Sets an Example for the ASEAN Way

By Luke Hunt
How to reshape attitudes on issues ranging from the Asian haze to the Mekong River.

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