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Time to Practice Climate Change Diplomacy in India’s Neighborhood
December 07, 2019

Time to Practice Climate Change Diplomacy in India’s Neighborhood

By Niranjan Marjani
Neighborhood first should be the focus of India’s climate change diplomacy.

Is Disaster-Prone Japan Facing Economic Derailment?
November 29, 2019

Is Disaster-Prone Japan Facing Economic Derailment?

By Thisanka Siripala
Following Typhoon Hagibis’ trail of destruction, worsening natural disasters are taking a toll on Japan’s economic outlook.
Lahore’s Annual Smogfest
November 29, 2019

Lahore’s Annual Smogfest

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Every winter pollution spikes in Pakistan's second largest city, yet politicians have done little to prevent the recurring crisis.

Can Beijing Control Its Trash?
November 28, 2019

Can Beijing Control Its Trash?

By Lily Hartzell
The city is rolling out a new law on waste disposal, but enforcement could prove a major issue.

Did Vietnam Just Doom the Mekong?
November 26, 2019

Did Vietnam Just Doom the Mekong?

By Tom Fawthrop
A policy reversal on Mekong dams has put Hanoi’s credibility – and the river’s fate – on the line.

Is India’s Vizhinjam Port Plan Worth It?
November 23, 2019

Is India’s Vizhinjam Port Plan Worth It?

By Soumya Bhowmick and Pratnashree Basu
The plan for a deepwater port in Kerala has sparked sharp divisions over its benefits and costs.

Climate Change and South Asia’s Pending Food Crisis
November 22, 2019

Climate Change and South Asia’s Pending Food Crisis

By Rabiya Jaffery
Are South Asian governments adapting to climate change’s impact on agriculture in the region?
Fiddling While Australia Burns
November 21, 2019

Fiddling While Australia Burns

By Joshua Mcdonald
While leaders prevaricate on climate issues, the toll is growing – this time in the form of devastating bushfires.

In Afghanistan’s Capital, Air Pollution May Be Even Deadlier Than War
November 14, 2019

In Afghanistan’s Capital, Air Pollution May Be Even Deadlier Than War

By Associated Press
Kabul is now one of the world’s most polluted cities.

New Zealand Takes the Lead on Climate Change
November 13, 2019

New Zealand Takes the Lead on Climate Change

By Joshua Mcdonald
New Zealand cements itself as leader in the Pacific on climate issues as Australia abdicates.

Drones and Beavers: A Watershed Moment for Mongolia’s Park Rangers 
November 13, 2019

Drones and Beavers: A Watershed Moment for Mongolia’s Park Rangers 

By Michelle Tolson
Mongolia’s rangers work hard, in sometimes difficult conditions, to protect the country’s natural landscapes and wildlife.
Australia Frantically Battles ‘Catastrophic’ Wildfires
November 13, 2019

Australia Frantically Battles ‘Catastrophic’ Wildfires

By Associated Press
The unprecedented fires are cutting a path of destruction across New South Wales, and heading toward Sydney.

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