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Japan Faces Growing Pressure to Rethink Releasing Fukushima’s Wastewater into Ocean
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.

Kerry Heads to China for Climate Talks
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.
US Envoy Kerry Discusses Climate Challenges in Bangladesh
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.

Can Japan Be Both Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free?
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.

Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital
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.

Can India’s Carrot and Stick Strategy Decouple its Solar Revolution from China?
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.

New Mega-City Could Be a Death Blow for India’s Ancient Tribes
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.
Taiwan Prays for Rain as Drought Threatens Chip Production
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.

The Polar Policies in China’s New Five-Year Plan
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.

Japan’s Road to Renewables Post-Fukushima
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.

Grassroots Activists Work to Save Remaining Cardamom Mountains Rainforest
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.
UNESCO Calls for Heritage Assessment for Lao Hydropower Dam
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.

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