April 16, 2021
Japan Faces Growing Pressure to Rethink Releasing Fukushima’s Wastewater into Ocean
By Thisanka Siripala
China and South Korea have reacted strongly to the Japanese government’s decision to release contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor.
April 15, 2021
Kerry Heads to China for Climate Talks
By Shannon Tiezzi and Ellen Knickmeyer
In a sign of the issue's important in the overall relationship, climate envoy John Kerry will be the first high-ranking Biden official to travel to China.
April 10, 2021
US Envoy Kerry Discusses Climate Challenges in Bangladesh
By Julhas Alam
The U.S. special envoy on climate stopped in Bangladesh as part of a tour of climate change-vulnerable nations.
April 07, 2021
Can Japan Be Both Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free?
By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan can – and should – pursue an energy mix that is both carbon-neutral and avoids reliance on nuclear energy.
April 05, 2021
Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital
By Joshua Mcdonald
Skies cleared in time for the country’s first delivery of COVID-19 vaccine, but the lasting devastation may complicate distribution.
March 26, 2021
Can India’s Carrot and Stick Strategy Decouple its Solar Revolution from China?
By Vibhanshu Shekhar
All else being equal, decoupling with China could affect India’s solar energy commitments.
March 18, 2021
New Mega-City Could Be a Death Blow for India’s Ancient Tribes
By Anup Dutta
The vulnerable tribal groups of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are already on the verge of extinction. A proposal to develop one of the islands into a free trade zone would make things even worse.
March 12, 2021
Taiwan Prays for Rain as Drought Threatens Chip Production
By Nick Aspinwall
The country is facing its most severe water shortage in 56 years, but officials say water supplies will likely be sufficient until monsoon rains in late May.
March 12, 2021
The Polar Policies in China’s New Five-Year Plan
By Marc Lanteigne
The inclusion of Arctic and Antarctic policies within the new FYP represents the emerging importance of the two poles to China.
March 11, 2021
Japan’s Road to Renewables Post-Fukushima
By Titli Basu
The nuclear accident also marked a defining moment in Japan’s energy debate.
March 05, 2021
Grassroots Activists Work to Save Remaining Cardamom Mountains Rainforest
By Joe Patchett
The burden of safeguarding the region's rich resources falls on local environmental groups and a small number of park rangers.
March 04, 2021
UNESCO Calls for Heritage Assessment for Lao Hydropower Dam
By Sebastian Strangio
The U.N.'s cultural agency fears that the project might endanger the World Heritage-listed town of Luang Prabang.