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New Monitoring Platform to Scrutinize China’s Mekong Dams
December 14, 2020

New Monitoring Platform to Scrutinize China’s Mekong Dams

By Sebastian Strangio
The launch comes amid rising controversy over the impact of Chinese dams on downstream nations.
China-Funded PNG Fishery Project Brings New Challenges for Australia
December 12, 2020

China-Funded PNG Fishery Project Brings New Challenges for Australia

By Philip Citowicki
With the latest MoU, Papua New Guinea continues to be at the center of a tug-of-war between China and Australia.

Indian Scientist’s Work Could Help Fight Environmental Challenges in South Asia
December 11, 2020

Indian Scientist’s Work Could Help Fight Environmental Challenges in South Asia

By StoriesAsia
As South Asia battles several challenges emanating from climate change, research such as Jagannath Biswakarma's stands to make a difference.

India To Expedite Dam Construction After China Announces Project in Tibet
December 10, 2020

India To Expedite Dam Construction After China Announces Project in Tibet

By StoriesAsia
However, environmental concerns continue to dog the planned hydroelectric projects in India’s northeast.

Chinese Dam Plan Worries India – But Perhaps Excessively
December 09, 2020

Chinese Dam Plan Worries India – But Perhaps Excessively

By Sudha Ramachandran
The plan to build a hydropower dam across the Yarlung Zangbo has worried many in India, who say the country could be adversely affected.
ASEAN Urged to Treat the Environment as a Human Rights Issue
December 09, 2020

ASEAN Urged to Treat the Environment as a Human Rights Issue

By Luke Hunt
Southeast Asian countries rank among the worst in the world for forest loss, climate-related disasters, and air pollution.

Why Can’t Australia Just Trust the Market on Climate Change?
December 09, 2020

Why Can’t Australia Just Trust the Market on Climate Change?

By Grant Wyeth
Renewable energy technologies have become better and cheaper, but Australia’s politics haven’t embraced the energy market’s transition.
Who Cares About Kaavan?
December 04, 2020

Who Cares About Kaavan?

By David Hutt
A feel-good story about an elephant has distracted attention from the dire state of the environment in Cambodia.

‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Arrives Safely in Cambodia
December 01, 2020

‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Arrives Safely in Cambodia

By Associated Press
Kaavan, a 1985 gift from Sri Lanka to Pakistan, had lived since 2012 all alone in a Pakistani zoo after his partner died.

Thai Official Warns Laos on Power Purchases from Controversial Dam
November 27, 2020

Thai Official Warns Laos on Power Purchases from Controversial Dam

By Sebastian Strangio
The Thai concerns about the Sanakham dam come amid growing recognition of the dire state of the Mekong.

Banning Fireworks on Diwali: A Window Into Money and Politics in India
November 21, 2020

Banning Fireworks on Diwali: A Window Into Money and Politics in India

By Prashant Waikar
What looks like an eminently sensible decision, given the extremely polluting effects of fireworks, has become a politically contentious issue.
How Will Japan Reach Its Landmark Zero-Carbon Goal?
November 17, 2020

How Will Japan Reach Its Landmark Zero-Carbon Goal?

By Thisanka Siripala
Decarbonization usually means boosting renewable energy, but Japan is also looking to push nuclear energy.

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