April 05, 2023
India’s Push for 24/7 Clean Energy From Dams Upends Lives
By Aniruddha Ghosal and Ashwini Bhatia
Its dam-building spree in pursuit of hydropower has led to the displacement of people, deforestation and disasters in the Himalayan region.
April 04, 2023
Glacial Melt is Dispossessing Nepal’s Indigenous Communities
By Tulsi Rauniyar
Shrinking glaciers are forcing residents to flee, leaving a scattering of ghost towns across the country's unforgiving north.
April 04, 2023
Why Investing in Water Storage Matters in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert
By Bolormaa Purevjav
The country's livestock and mining sectors depend on water. What can Ulaanbaatar do to ensure both have the access they need for decades to come?
April 03, 2023
Mining, Oil Spill, Military Bases Threaten Philippine Islands
By Mong Palatino
News about anti-mining protests and a massive oil spill reflects the rising concern about the rapid destruction of island ecosystems across the Philippines.
April 01, 2023
China’s Wild Spaces Have a Major Garbage Problem. Tech May Be the Solution.
By Matthew Bossons
The pandemic has pushed people globally to reconnect with nature, and in China, that has unfortunately resulted in an epidemic of litter in the nation’s wild spaces. But there are reasons for optimism.
March 31, 2023
Yes, China Can Quit Coal. Here’s How.
By Seaver Wang and Lauri Myllyvirta
China must begin to challenge its coal dependence, starting by dismantling particularly inefficient policies that have encouraged new coal construction.
March 29, 2023
Do Adani’s Woes Matter for India’s Clean Energy Transition?
By Sibi Arasu and Aniruddha Ghosal
Adani is still working on existing renewables projects but not those in the pipeline.
March 24, 2023
Laos Takes Another Step Forward on Controversial Mekong Dam
By Sebastian Strangio
The China-backed Pak Lay hydropower project is just one of nine dams that the Lao government has planned for the Mekong River.
March 24, 2023
The Last Days of Beautiful Luang Prabang
By Tom Fawthrop
UNESCO experts insist that a huge dam would destroy the “authenticity and integrity” of the World Heritage Site in Laos.
March 17, 2023
Asia-Arctic Diplomacy a Decade Later: What Has Changed?
By Wrenn Yennie Lindgren and Marc Lanteigne
Ten years ago, five Asian states – China, India, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea – joined the Arctic Council as observers. How have their Arctic policies evolved since then?
March 16, 2023
Bangladeshi Fishers and Farmers at the Frontline of Climate Change
By Auvro Alam
In the face of climate change and fossil fuel projects, Bangladeshi fishers and farmers worry that their livelihoods are at great risk.
March 15, 2023
Scientists Say Climate Change Worsened Cyclone Gabrielle in New Zealand
By Seth Borenstein
“These are gigantic amounts of rainfall… I have no doubt whatsoever in my mind that climate change has influenced the event.”