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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.

2019/08/09 | Mongabay

The Hottest Summer on Record Threatens Stability of Life

World Meteorological Organization recorded the hottest June and July ever.

2020/01/28 | The Conversation

Blue Acceleration: Our Dash for Ocean Resources

The "Blue Acceleration" is consuming ocean resources faster than ever, destroying million of marine species that could help develop the antibiotics and medicines of tomorrow.

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.

2018/11/22 | The Conversation

OPINION: Blockchain Offers Chinese Consumers Food Safety Solace

Blockchain can help food manufacturers prevent against fraud and help those with a mind ensure that producers receive fair pay for their toil.

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.

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.

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.

2018/10/06 | Diálogo Chino

Chinese Ecotourists Head to Colombia in Pursuit of Rare Cock-of-the-Rock

'We spent a lot of money and time to come here, including an 18-hour flight and many hours on the road. All this effort to get here, but it paid off the instant we saw the bird.'

2018/10/24 | Mongabay

China's Ivory Ban Pushes Illegal Trade to Neighboring Countries, Study Shows

New research shows the ban has shut down the formerly legal ivory market. But the illegal ivory trade is still alive and kicking.

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.

2018/12/28 | AsiaGlobal Online

Mind Pollution: How Dirty Air Harms Human Cognition

A study shows that air pollution has a massive detrimental impact on human cognition.

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.

2018/09/13 | Saigoneer

Hanging Out with Vietnam's Critically Endangered Primates

A new video gets some enthralling footage of Vietnam's 25 primate species, eight of which are critically endangered.

2019/09/25 | The Pangolin Reports

China's Medicinal Demands Drive Pangolins to Commercial Extinction

China’s pangolin population has dropped over 90 percent from the 1960s to 2004 due to massive poaching for its meat as a delicacy and its scales for medicinal use.

2020/01/21 | Deutsche Welle

China to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws

One of the world's biggest users of plastics is seriously rethinking its environment policy. Beijing hopes to cut plastic waste by 30% in five years, banning single use plastic bags and straws.