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2018/04/19 | Policy Forum
OPINION: Vietnam Grossly Mismanages Its Water Resources
With a growing population, increasing pollution, extreme weather events and ineffective government, Vietnam is due to face a watery calamity.
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.
2018/04/10 | Nate Maynard
TCI Becomes First Taiwanese Company to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy
A white label manufacturer is showing the way for Taiwan's companies to fall into line with a greening global supply chain.
2018/04/04 | Nick Aspinwall
Can Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau Reform the Timber Supply Chain?
New initiatives such as a proposed DNA database to identify illegally harvested wood show promise, but questions remain as to whether the government is doing enough at the point of sale.
2018/04/04 | New Mandala
Ancient Asian Cities May Hold the Key to Resisting Climate Change
While there is much talk of futuristic sci-fi solutions to climate change, there is no talk of the past.
2018/04/03 | Nick Aspinwall
Lost at Sea? Taiwanese Fishery Regulation Faces Continued Scrutiny
As Taiwan’s fishing industry awaits a critical EU decision, nonprofits and NGOs call for assistance for migrant workers and improvements in deep sea regulation.
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.
2018/03/27 | AsiaGlobal Online
Air Conditioning Is Choking Tropical Asia
Access to cool air is a matter of class and wealth in cities like Manila.