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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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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.

2018/04/02 | Mongabay

Green Paradox: Indonesia's Electricity Future Defined by Coal, Renewables

Indonesia put itself back on track to meet to meet renewable energy targets by promising to produce less energy in total.

2018/03/16 | Mongabay

Plans to Protect Indonesia's Orangutans Must Involve Business, Local Government

As a 10-year program to protect the great apes in Indonesia comes to an end, the pressure is on to enact a workable conservation plan for the decade ahead.

2018/02/18 | Mongabay

Indonesian Police Catch Smugglers with 200 Kilos of Turtle Shells

The two Chinese nationals were busted with contraband worth over US$10,000.

2018/01/26 | Mongabay

British Boatbuilders Still Using Illegal Burmese Teak

Hundreds of thousands of tons of illegal timber are exported from Myanmar illegally every year.