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2018/08/20 | Mongabay
CAMBODIA: Gold Mining Blamed for Mass Poisonings Despite Official Denials
Dangerous, lightly regulated gold mining may be the culprit in the poisoning of hundreds of Cambodians. Prime Minister Hun Sen has dismissed the allegations while handing out new mining contracts to international companies.
2018/08/13 | Mongabay
Modernizing Malaysia: A Glistening River Revitalizes Kuala Lumpur
The River of Life, a project spearheaded by former Malaysia PM Najib Razak, has reinvigorated Kuala Lumpur's public spaces and improved the water quality of the Klang River.
2018/08/10 | Mongabay
Global Fisheries Approaching Limit as Fleets Double Their Range, Study Finds
Taiwan, South Korea, Spain, and China have aggressively subsidized vessel and fuel costs to encourage their fleets to operate thousands of kilometers from their home ports.
2018/08/06 | Mongabay
China's Belt and Road Might Endanger the World's Rarest Ape
A key Belt and Road hydropower dam project in Sumatra, Indonesia could threaten the rarest species of great ape in the world. Only about 800 Tapanuli orangutans remain, and they may be right in China's path.
2018/08/01 | Mongabay
Modernizing Malaysia: Can Penang Island Handle Its Development Boom?
An October 2017 landslide that killed 11 construction workers was a warning shot that unrestrained development could put life on Penang in danger.
2018/07/27 | Mongabay
Modernizing Malaysia: The Blessings and Stresses of an Infrastructure Explosion
Malaysia is undertaking a breakneck building spree that is lifting its economy while placing its environment and politics under pressure.
2018/07/27 | Mongabay
VIETNAM: World's Largest Cave Threatened by Cable Car Plans
Tourism at Vietnam's colossal and stunning Son Doong Cave, restricted for years, is set to boom once a cable car system is installed by developers.
2018/07/09 | Mongabay
The Crushing Carbon Cost of Palm Oil Plantations
New research has found that each hectare of rainforest used for oil palm production is responsible for even higher carbon emissions than originally believed.
2018/06/15 | Mongabay
Ever Heard of Thorium? It's the Nuclear Fuel Even Indonesia Is Considering
A little known yet arguably safer and more plentiful nuclear fuel, thorium, is making a comeback in traditionally anti-nuclear Indonesia.
2018/06/13 | Mongabay
Indonesia Elections: Corruption, Land Sales and Environmental Crisis
Land sales by corrupt politicians to pay off corporate donors are driving electoral, environmental and social crises in the Indonesia.
2018/05/30 | Mongabay
Southeast Asia's Road Building Spree Splinters Ecosystems
Weaknesses in mapping roads in these areas leads to blank spots where illegal deforestation can occur.
2018/05/18 | Mongabay
The Dark Truth About China's Ivory 'Ban'
Ivory is being pushed onto the black market and is freely available to China's growing middle class.
2018/05/14 | Mongabay
China Mysteriously Moves to Protect Coastal Regions
The Chinese government announced a sweeping package of reforms aimed at ending a great deal of coastal land reclamation, much to the surprise of naturalists.
2018/05/02 | Mongabay
INDONESIA: Report Exposes Multinational Brands' Exposure to Palm Oil Abuses
Lembaga Tabung Haji supplies major refiners and users of palm oil such as Wilmar, ADM, Nestlé and Unilever, some of which have promised to stop sourcing palm oil linked to environmental destruction.
2018/04/14 | Mongabay
INDONESIA: Coal Company Caught Dumping Tons of Mining Waste, Fined US$145,000
Residents of villages along the Santan River in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, have long complained they are suffering from pollution due to coal mining and burning in the area.
2018/04/11 | Mongabay
Rohingya Refugees Gored by Elephants at Record Rates
Refugee camps in Bangladesh are edging up against wildlife habitats, leading to at least a dozen deaths.