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February 18, 2012
South Korea’s Nuclear Challenge
After the Fukushima disaster almost a year ago, residents in the South Korean city of Gyeongju worry their government isn’t doing enough to prevent something similar.
South Korea’s Nuclear Challenge
China Holds Key to Climate Change
February 16, 2012
China Holds Key to Climate Change
Progress over climate change depends largely on the actions individual major carbon emitters, particularly China – not U.N. summits. But is the political courage there to exact change?
China Holds Key to Climate Change
Mekong Battle Delayed
December 31, 2011
Mekong Battle Delayed
The announcement that a decision over whether to proceed with the controversial Xayaburi dam has been delayed has been welcomed by NGOs. But will Laos push ahead anyway?
Mekong Battle Delayed
To Tax, Or Not to Carbon Tax?
December 06, 2011
To Tax, Or Not to Carbon Tax?
As the Durban conference on climate change continues, does the debate over a carbon tax in Australia offer any useful lessons for gathered delegates?
To Tax, Or Not to Carbon Tax?
Thai Floods a Wake-up Call
November 26, 2011
Thai Floods a Wake-up Call
The devastating floods in Thailand are a reminder that climate-related challenges are here to stay. The government needs to act boldly.
Thai Floods a Wake-up Call
Bangkok’s Flooding Nightmare
November 18, 2011
Bangkok’s Flooding Nightmare
Flooding across Thailand has claimed more than 500 lives and forced tens of thousands to evacuate. Here, local photographers share images of the impact of the rising waters.
Bangkok’s Flooding Nightmare
Inside Indonesia’s 'Burning Forests'
July 28, 2011
Inside Indonesia’s 'Burning Forests'
Indonesia’s rainforests are being torn down at an alarming rate. Ulara Nakagawa reports on the pressures locals face from the palm oil industry.
Inside Indonesia’s 'Burning Forests'
How China Gains from Fukushima
May 20, 2011
How China Gains from Fukushima
As public opinion turns against nuclear power in Asia’s democracies, could China step in and grab some extra strategic clout in the process?
How China Gains from Fukushima
Russia’s Far East Forest Mafia
April 21, 2011
Russia’s Far East Forest Mafia
With Chinese demand for hardwood rising, large swathes of forests are being illegally logged. Corruption and fear are hampering a crackdown.
Russia’s Far East Forest Mafia
Another Climate Deadlock
April 18, 2011
Another Climate Deadlock
When climate change negotiators can barely agree on an agenda, it’s hard to be optimistic about such UN gatherings. Stephen Minas reports from Bangkok.
Another Climate Deadlock
Asia-Pacific’s Annus Horribilis
April 06, 2011
Asia-Pacific’s Annus Horribilis
Massive flooding, a cyclone, catastrophic earthquakes and a nuclear crisis—there are plenty of lessons for Asia-Pacific leaders to learn.
Asia-Pacific’s Annus Horribilis
Why Fukushima Isn’t Like Chernobyl
March 29, 2011
Why Fukushima Isn’t Like Chernobyl
Despite media hype about the radiation dangers, the Fukushima nuclear crisis won’t end like Chernobyl, Alexander Sich tells The Diplomat.
Why Fukushima Isn’t Like Chernobyl
Toxic Asia-Pacific
February 08, 2011
Toxic Asia-Pacific
From poisonous Chinese coal mines to a sinking Indian metropolis, The Diplomat has put together its selection of some of the most toxic challenges facing the Asia-Pacific.
Toxic Asia-Pacific
China’s Coming Green Boom
February 04, 2011
China’s Coming Green Boom
Policymakers in China are thrashing out the details of the next five-year plan. Will it set the country on the path toward a green economy?
China’s Coming Green Boom
Why Japan Keeps Whaling
December 10, 2010
Why Japan Keeps Whaling
Every year, Japanese whaling provokes international outrage, resulting in huge damage to the country’s image. So why does it keep doing it?
Why Japan Keeps Whaling
Did China Overplay Rare Earth Hand?
November 17, 2010
Did China Overplay Rare Earth Hand?
An alleged halt in rare earth element exports to Japan put world governments on notice. Did China push too hard, too fast?
Did China Overplay Rare Earth Hand?
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