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Mongabay seeks to raise interest in and appreciation of nature and wildlife, while examining the impact of emerging trends in climate, technology, economics, and finance on conservation and development.

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Modernizing Malaysia: Protests Force Chinese Builder into Eco-Friendliness

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Is the China-backed Forest City a glimpse into the future, or a looming ecological crisis? Malaysians are sharply divided.

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Indigenous Architecture Credited With Saving Lives in Lombok Quakes

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The Indonesian government often dismisses indigenous dwellings as 'slum villages,' but residents have no desire to move into concrete houses.

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CAMBODIA: Gold Mining Blamed for Mass Poisonings Despite Official Denials

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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.

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Modernizing Malaysia: A Glistening River Revitalizes Kuala Lumpur

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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.

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Global Fisheries Approaching Limit as Fleets Double Their Range, Study Finds

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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.

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China's Belt and Road Might Endanger the World's Rarest Ape

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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.

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Modernizing Malaysia: Can Penang Island Handle Its Development Boom?

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An October 2017 landslide that killed 11 construction workers was a warning shot that unrestrained development could put life on Penang in danger.

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