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How China’s Coal Commitment Went up in Smoke
August 31, 2022

How China’s Coal Commitment Went up in Smoke

By Bonnie Girard
The flip-flop on coal policy makes it clear that China’s climate goals take a backseat to energy security and self-sufficiency.
Pakistan’s Fatal Flooding Has Hallmarks of Warming
August 30, 2022

Pakistan’s Fatal Flooding Has Hallmarks of Warming

By Seth Borenstein and Sibi Arasu
The disaster is hitting a poor country that has contributed relatively little to the world's climate problem.

Ladakh at the Crossroads
August 30, 2022

Ladakh at the Crossroads

By Katarzyna Rybarczyk
Climate change, a growing army presence, and mass tourism all threaten Ladakh’s traditional farming and culture.

China-Financed Hydroelectric Power Plant Faces Popular Opposition in Mongolia
August 24, 2022

China-Financed Hydroelectric Power Plant Faces Popular Opposition in Mongolia

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Critics say the Erdeneburen hydroelectric power plant, which will be Mongolia’s largest, risks devastating crucial wetlands.

More Difficulties for the Caspian Pipeline Consortium
August 23, 2022

More Difficulties for the Caspian Pipeline Consortium

By Catherine Putz
Cracks in air-filled buoyancy tanks have reportedly led to the suspension of filling at two of three mooring points near the port of Novorossiysk.
China Fights Brush Fires, Extends Power Rationing in Drought
August 23, 2022

China Fights Brush Fires, Extends Power Rationing in Drought

By Associated Press
The drought and heat in southwest China are wilting crops and causing power shortages amid China’s hottest and driest summer on record.

Nepal’s Holy Bagmati River Choked With Black Sewage, Trash
August 18, 2022

Nepal’s Holy Bagmati River Choked With Black Sewage, Trash

By Binaj Gurubacharya
As in the past, people bring the bodies of deceased loved ones to the banks of the river but prefer using water from bottles purchased in shops to purify the body these days.
Why Was the UN Secretary General Planting Trees in Mongolia?
August 11, 2022

Why Was the UN Secretary General Planting Trees in Mongolia?

By Julian Dierkes and Jangar Tsembel
Antonio Guterres' participation in a tree-planting ceremony was a high-profile boost for the Mongolian government's One Billion Trees campaign.

‘The Sacrifice Zone’: Myanmar Bears Cost of Green Energy
August 09, 2022

‘The Sacrifice Zone’: Myanmar Bears Cost of Green Energy

By Dake Kang, Victoria Milko, and Lori Hinnant
Just as dirty rare earths trickle down the supply chains of companies, they also slip through the cracks of regulation.

India’s New Climate Target: Paris-Compliant, But Not Much More
August 05, 2022

India’s New Climate Target: Paris-Compliant, But Not Much More

By Tarun Gopalakrishnan
It remains ambitious on renewable energy expansion but moves away from its 2.5-billion-ton forest carbon sequestration target.

Pakistan’s Deadly Floods Are an Annual Occurrence
August 03, 2022

Pakistan’s Deadly Floods Are an Annual Occurrence

By Somaiyah Hafeez
Why does Karachi flood almost every year during the monsoon season?
Solar Energy Project Leaves Uzbek Women in the Dark
August 03, 2022

Solar Energy Project Leaves Uzbek Women in the Dark

By Nina Lesikhina
Solar energy may be a great solution to the climate change problem, but local communities must benefit first. 

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