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2020/01/22 | Mongabay
Award-Winning Environmental Editor Arrested in Indonesia
Mongabay editor Philip Jacobson was detained in Indonesia on December 17, 2019 over an alleged issue with his business visa.
2020/01/06 | Mongabay
How a Thai Entrepreneur Turned Used Flip-Flops Into a Sustainable Business
A university team in Thailand named “Tlejourn” has created a profitable product from discarded flip-flops. Of the 5.25 trillion pieces of trash floating in the ocean, old flip-flops are one of the most commonly found items.
2019/12/03 | Mongabay
Indonesia Must Stop Its Coal Plant Building Spree By 2020 to Meet Climate Goals
Indonesia must stop building coal-fired power plants by next year if it’s to keep up its commitments to the Paris climate agreement, according to a new analysis.
2019/11/29 | Mongabay
South Korea Exports Pollution By Funding Overseas Coal Plants
South Korea is the third biggest public investor in overseas coal plants, virtually exporting pollution to Southeast Asian countries and reaping the financial rewards from the investments.
2019/11/10 | Mongabay
China Keeps Quiet About the Amazon Crisis Despite Its Leverage Over Brazil
The Brazilian president met with the Chinese leader last week on trade, but China remained silent on the Amazon fires, deforestation, and other environmental issues.
2019/11/07 | Mongabay
How Researchers Located Pygmy Seahorses in Taiwan via Social Media
A few marine biologists hunted for pygmy seahorses in Taiwan via Facebook and Instagram, and discovered that Taiwan is one of the world’s pygmy seahorse diversity hotspots.
2019/08/29 | Mongabay
OPINION: Brazil's Sovereignty Depends on a Healthy Amazon
A healthy and productive Amazon actually underpins Brazil’s sovereignty by strengthening food, water, and energy security, while supporting good relations with its neighbors.
2019/08/09 | Mongabay
The Hottest Summer on Record Threatens Stability of Life
World Meteorological Organization recorded the hottest June and July ever.
2019/07/15 | Mongabay
Indonesian Citizens Sue Government Over Severe Air Pollution
A group of citizens is suing the Indonesian government over the world's filthiest air quality.
2019/02/21 | Mongabay
Chinese 'Queen of Ivory' Gets 15 Years in Jail for Trafficking Elephant Tusks
Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan to 15 years in prison for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 African elephants over several years.
2019/02/06 | Mongabay
Asian Banks Are Giving Billions to Companies Linked With Deforestation
According to a recent analysis and report, financial backing for palm oil, pulp and paper and other industries associated with forest loss in Southeast Asia is estimated to have topped US$60 billion over the past five years.
2018/12/05 | Mongabay
Vietnam Is Grappling With Stringent New Illegal Logging Regulations
A new agreement to prevent illegal logging is being held up against long-standing practices on the ground.
2018/11/09 | Mongabay
China Cuts US$2.7b Fishing Deal With Madagascar, Angering Locals
A fishing rights deal with China has infuriated the people of Madagascar. The sitting president, running for re-election in a vote held on Wednesday (Nov. 7), is right in the thick of it.
2018/11/02 | Mongabay
China Criticized for Legalizing Use of Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn in Medicine
The decision reverses a 25-year ban on using the products. Conservationists say it could provide cover for illegal activities and threaten endangered animals.