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Singapore Haze: Discontent Rises
June 27, 2013
Singapore Haze: Discontent Rises
The severity of the haze from Indonesian forest burning has prompted a growing chorus of complaints this year.
Singapore Haze: Discontent Rises
Tôhoku: Post-Disaster Life and Business
June 21, 2013
Tôhoku: Post-Disaster Life and Business
Recovery is slow and demographic trends suggest a bleak future.
Tôhoku: Post-Disaster Life and Business
Saving the Buddhas of Mes Aynak
June 10, 2013
Saving the Buddhas of Mes Aynak
In a race against time, archaeologists are working to save a Buddhist site of immense significance in Afghanistan, slated for imminent destruction by a Chinese mining firm.
Saving the Buddhas of Mes Aynak
Russia: Can The Gas Empire Strike Back?
May 27, 2013
Russia: Can The Gas Empire Strike Back?
Intransigence on pricing may cost Moscow dearly in the huge Asian gas market.
Russia: Can The Gas Empire Strike Back?
Water, the Great Regional Threat
May 22, 2013
Water, the Great Regional Threat
Asia meets in Thailand to discuss water, as the threat to water security mounts.
Water, the Great Regional Threat
Can Ecotourism Save Indonesia’s Disappearing Forests?
May 19, 2013
Can Ecotourism Save Indonesia’s Disappearing Forests?
Indonesia’s forests are being destroyed. Ecotourism may offer one way to protect them.
Can Ecotourism Save Indonesia’s Disappearing Forests?
Can Asia Urbanize Without Starving?
May 16, 2013
Can Asia Urbanize Without Starving?
Demand for food is set to surge within the region. Can productivity growth keep pace?
Can Asia Urbanize Without Starving?
The New Prize: Asia’s
May 11, 2013
The New Prize: Asia’s "Fire Ice" Gas Revolution
“The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates there could be up to 100,000 trillion cubic feet of gas hydrates globally.”
The New Prize: Asia’s "Fire Ice" Gas Revolution
Malaysians Braced for Election and its Aftermath
May 01, 2013
Malaysians Braced for Election and its Aftermath
Beleaguered Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to prevail at the polls. What happens next is anyone’s guess.
Malaysians Braced for Election and its Aftermath
What Fracking Means for Southeast Asia
March 07, 2013
What Fracking Means for Southeast Asia
Despite the rhetoric, Southeast Asian governments have been slow to tap their oil reserves. Fracking could make progress even slower.
What Fracking Means for Southeast Asia
Choking to Death:Health Consequences of Air Pollution in China
March 06, 2013
Choking to Death:Health Consequences of Air Pollution in China
According to a Chinese public health expert, the nation’s poor air quality is worse than SARS.
Choking to Death:Health Consequences of Air Pollution in China
Saving Malaysia’s Last Great Rainforests
February 12, 2013
Saving Malaysia’s Last Great Rainforests
Malaysia’ officials wage a war of words over the country’s rainforests. Will politics save them?
Saving Malaysia’s Last Great Rainforests
America: The Next Energy Superpower?
January 23, 2013
America: The Next Energy Superpower?
This year, the U.S. will likely surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the largest liquids fuel producer in the world.
America: The Next Energy Superpower?
China’s Water Pollution Crisis
January 22, 2013
China’s Water Pollution Crisis
According to one report, “up to 40 percent of China’s rivers were seriously polluted” and “20 percent were so polluted their water quality was rated too toxic even to come into contact with.”
China’s Water Pollution Crisis
The Next Oil?: Rare Earth Metals
January 10, 2013
The Next Oil?: Rare Earth Metals
Rare earth metals are quickly becoming the next important strategic resource. For many countries in Asia, the stakes are big.
The Next Oil?: Rare Earth Metals
Climate Change Comes to the Philippines
December 31, 2012
Climate Change Comes to the Philippines
With recent typhoons battering the area and Manila being named the second most vulnerable city to climate change, risk reduction is the key.
Climate Change Comes to the Philippines
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