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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.

2018/06/15 | 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.

2018/06/20 | Global Voices

Activists from Vietnam and Taiwan Team Up to Tackle Fishy Formosa Plastics

Campaigners are struggling to hold anyone accountable two years after the devastating toxic spill.

2018/07/06 | The Third Pole

Eight Countries Unite to Protect Bay of Bengal Mangroves and Fisheries

All eight countries around the bay have agreed to cooperate on a project to promote sustainable fishing.

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.

2018/07/17 | Eileen Nasert

OPINION: How to Reduce Hong Kong’s Plastic Waste in 5 Steps

All of Hong Kong's remaining landfills are expected to reach capacity before 2020. With waste exports to China off the table, sustainable action is needed – fast.

2018/07/18 | Nate Maynard

ANALYSIS: Solar Lessons for ASEAN from Thailand's Feed-in Tariff Success

Thailand has powered past regional peers when it comes to solar power capacity via astute implementation of feed-in tariffs.

2018/07/19 | Greg Brost

New Hotspot Maps Show Global Snakebite Vulnerability

Up to 92 million people are vulnerable to potentially fatal venomous snakebites, many in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan countries.

2018/07/23 | Abby Huang

Taiwan's Electricity Shortage and the 'Demand Response' Solution

Taiwan’s daily electricity consumption in May repeatedly hit record highs. Could power be in short supply this summer? Who is sucking up all the power, and could new initiatives encourage them to cough it back up?

2018/07/24 | AsiaGlobal Online

ANALYSIS: China Strides Towards Cleaner Air

China presents a unique opportunity to measure the long-term effects of air pollution on life expectancy.

2018/07/26 | Chinadialogue

ANALYSIS: AIIB's Belt and Road Plans Augur Ill for the Environment

The AIIB's transport strategy for the Belt and Road Initiative does not even mention the new environmental pressures to which it will expose vast swathes of the globe.

2018/07/27 | Green News Taiwan

Taiwan EPA Data Shows Strong Impact of Plastic Bag Ban

Taiwan's plastic bag ban introduced at the start of the year has reduced usage by an estimated 70 percent.

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.

2018/07/27 | 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.

2018/07/30 | Chinadialogue

ANALYSIS: Belt, Road, and Grid? China's Risky Global Power Play

China is kick-starting an audacious plan for a global energy 'supergrid' as part of its Belt and Road portfolio.

2018/07/31 | Steven Crook and Katy Hui-wen Hung

The Paleo Diet: What the Ancient Taiwanese Ate

Archaeological evidence suggests dog offered a meaty supplement to farmed produce as far back as 5,000 years ago.