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70,000 Evacuated After Breach in Uzbek Dam, Investigation Into Failure Launched
May 04, 2020

70,000 Evacuated After Breach in Uzbek Dam, Investigation Into Failure Launched

By Catherine Putz
On Friday, the wall of the three-year old Sardoba Reservoir gave way after a week of heavy rains.
Vanuatu Alone in Rebuilding After Cyclone Harold
May 01, 2020

Vanuatu Alone in Rebuilding After Cyclone Harold

By Joshua Mcdonald
Amid a global public health emergency, Vanuatu’s efforts to respond to one disaster are restricted by its efforts to prevent another.

In the Indian Sundarbans, the Sea Is Coming  
May 01, 2020

In the Indian Sundarbans, the Sea Is Coming  

By Nicholas Muller
Across the world’s largest delta, island communities bear the brunt of the climate crisis.

Greening the Nepali Financial Sector: Strike While the Iron Is Hot
April 27, 2020

Greening the Nepali Financial Sector: Strike While the Iron Is Hot

By Prajwal Baral
Nepal's economic policy makers must seize the moment to prepare for a green revolution.

Dong Tam Land Dispute Exposes Vietnam’s Rights and Democracy Challenges
April 15, 2020

Dong Tam Land Dispute Exposes Vietnam’s Rights and Democracy Challenges

By Toan Le
Though the dispute is complex, it reveals the limits of land rights and grassroots democracy in the country.
Thailand Confronts its Triple Disaster in 2020
April 14, 2020

Thailand Confronts its Triple Disaster in 2020

By Erin Cook
The confluence of COVID, droughts, and raging forest fires have combined to produce a perfect storm of challenges for the government.

Sikkim Glaciers Melting Faster Than Other Himalayan Regions
April 06, 2020

Sikkim Glaciers Melting Faster Than Other Himalayan Regions

By StoriesAsia
Glaciers in the small Indian state are experiencing a massive threat.
On China, COVID-19, and Coal
April 03, 2020

On China, COVID-19, and Coal

By Antti Tulonen
Can the EU convince China not to lean on coal for its economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis?

South Korea Aims for Environmental Leadership Through Green Free Trade Agreements
April 02, 2020

South Korea Aims for Environmental Leadership Through Green Free Trade Agreements

By Annie Young Song
Environmental chapters in South Korea’s FTAs represent a way of demonstrating environmental leadership at low costs – a strategy that could be replicated in other emerging economies.

China’s Mekong Security Role in the Headlines with New Joint Patrols
March 31, 2020

China’s Mekong Security Role in the Headlines with New Joint Patrols

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The latest patrols spotlighted China’s efforts to boost security collaboration with Mekong states despite the challenges that remain.

Vietnam’s Big Air Pollution Challenge
March 30, 2020

Vietnam’s Big Air Pollution Challenge

By Thang Nam Do
Bold action is needed to address the country’s problem.
Thailand’s Big Water Challenge
March 23, 2020

Thailand’s Big Water Challenge

By Kanokwan Manorom
Water shortages remain a huge problem for the Southeast Asian country.

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