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Thai Mekong Campaigner Awarded Prominent Environmental Prize
May 26, 2022

Thai Mekong Campaigner Awarded Prominent Environmental Prize

By Sebastian Strangio
The efforts of Niwat Roykaew, known commonly as “Khru Ti,” were instrumental in halting a China-led channel deepening project.

Is Gwadar’s New Development Prepared to Handle Its Weather?
May 21, 2022

Is Gwadar’s New Development Prepared to Handle Its Weather?

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
Gwadar often sees intense seasonal rains that can cause flooding. Recent CPEC-linked development in the rapidly growing city may be making that problem worse.
Rains Submerge Infrastructure in India’s Northeast
May 20, 2022

Rains Submerge Infrastructure in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Will this be the fate too of roads and rails planned to link this landlocked region with South and Southeast Asia?

Cambodian Fishermen Pull Endangered Giant Stingray From Mekong River
May 12, 2022

Cambodian Fishermen Pull Endangered Giant Stingray From Mekong River

By Sebastian Strangio
The discovery is a reminder of the rich aquatic ecology that is at risk from unbounded hydropower developments.

Dilemma of the Sacred Lands: Preserving Mongolia’s Ovoos
May 06, 2022

Dilemma of the Sacred Lands: Preserving Mongolia’s Ovoos

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Amid Mongolia's mining boom, cultural sites such as ovoos (cairns) need special protection.

Government Gives Assent to Coal Mining in Hasdeo Forests in Central India
May 05, 2022

Government Gives Assent to Coal Mining in Hasdeo Forests in Central India

By Tarushi Aswani
Local tribal women are determined to continue their decade-long resistance against destruction of their forests.

Indians Grapple With Deadly Heatwaves
May 05, 2022

Indians Grapple With Deadly Heatwaves

By Neeta Lal
Indians are demanding more government action to deal with the deadly heat, while experts say combating climate change is the only long-term solution.
India Reels Under Brutal Heat Wave, Blackouts
May 03, 2022

India Reels Under Brutal Heat Wave, Blackouts

By Krutika Pathi and Aniruddha Ghosal
Supplies of coal at thermal power plants are running perilously low, underscoring India’s need to diversify energy sources.

Laos Pushes Forward With Seventh Mekong River Dam Project
April 29, 2022

Laos Pushes Forward With Seventh Mekong River Dam Project

By Sebastian Strangio
The Phou Ngoy dam is one of nine hydropower projects that the Lao government is planning on the mainstream of the Mekong River.

Troubled Waters in the Mekong Region
April 28, 2022

Troubled Waters in the Mekong Region

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with journalist Abby Seiff about the challenges facing Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake.

Worried About Economic Growth, China Promotes Coal
April 26, 2022

Worried About Economic Growth, China Promotes Coal

By Joe McDonald
The re-emphasis on coal is a setback to efforts to cut emissions, as it “locks China into a more high-carbon path.”
Clean at Home and Polluting Abroad: The Trouble With China’s Energy Finance
April 22, 2022

Clean at Home and Polluting Abroad: The Trouble With China’s Energy Finance

By Mathias Lund Larsen and Lars Oehler
Renewables make up 3/4 of Chinese energy investments at home, but only 1/4 abroad. One reason is the Chinese financial system’s preference for SOEs, which these days are looking for markets to unload excess capacity.

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