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2017/06/19 | Saigoneer

Child Labor to Surge in Vietnam Due to Climate Change: Experts

As climate change wreaks havoc on Vietnam, more children will be forced to work from an early age, experts say.

2017/06/22 | Li You

Navigating the Muddy Waters of China’s Cadmium Rice Paddies

The government is spending millions on cleaning up polluted soil, but progress is slow in the country’s rice heartland.

2017/07/01 | Liu Qin and Zhang Chun

Are Bike-Sharing Schemes Running Riot?

One year in and bike sharing apps are transforming Chinese cities, but oversight and environmental impacts are a concern.

2017/07/01 | James Fahn

Can the World Negotiate a ‘Paris Agreement' for the Oceans?

Global cooperation on the protection of our seas has been one of the weak points of the environmental movement, reports James Fahn.

2017/07/02 | Francesco Nardelli

How to Save the Javan Rhinoceros

Critical gaps in knowledge must be filled before time runs out for the Javan rhino. The views expressed are those of the author.

2017/07/05 | Rachel Fritts

Road to Oblivion: How a Highway Threatens Tigers in India

A proposal to upgrade a road into a highway in Corbett National Park has conservationists deeply worried for the region’s 300 Bengal tigers.

2017/07/05 | Peter J. Li.

China, Ivory, and the Global Wildlife Trade

'I believe the Chinese authorities can, should and will do more to support wildlife conservation. China’s increasing affluence improved awareness, and accelerating urbanization is helping to create not only the material and philosophical conditions necessary for major policy changes.'

2017/07/06 | Philip Nyhus, Yue Yu, Jiaqi Wu

Spots and Stripes: Will a Dragon Save a Tiger?

Just as China is surprising the world by the speed of its economic and energy transformations, there is hope that the country will surprise the world with a more robust commitment to conservation as well.

2017/07/07 | Shreya Dasgupta

Dried Lizard Penis: Sold Worldwide via Amazon, Alibaba, eBay as a ‘Magical’ Plant Root

Lizard penises are being passed off as a good-luck charm to unwitting customers looking to buy a rare Indian plant root called “Hatha Jodi”.

2017/07/12 | Colum Murphy

The Story of China’s Forgotten Frontier

Sixth Tone takes a five-week, more than 5,000-kilometer road trip through the nation’s heartland.

2017/07/13 | The Third Pole

The Loss of Glaciers in China has been Overestimated

Chinese scientists, with new data from satellites, have found that glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau are melting slower than expected.

2017/07/18 | Shannon Lin

PHOTO STORY: Sustainable Grain Cropping and 'Adopting' a Paddy Field on Taiwan's Northeast Coast

A new venture between local farmers and an agricultural company are letting people experience the life of a rice farmer in Yilan county.

2017/07/19 | Saigoneer

Q&A: How Saigon and the Mekong Delta Can Confront Climate Change

'Vietnam could raise more awareness about climate change and risks. There is little awareness among local people and farmers. In a way it's similar to the Netherlands: people are not very interested, it's still a very abstract discourse.'

2017/07/26 | Shreya Dasgupta

Endangered Green Peafowl on Last Legs in China amid Illegal Mining

Greenpeace East Asia says its has found evidence of illegal mining within the core zone of the Konglong River Nature Reserve in Shuangbai County of Yunnan Province, a key habitat of the endangered green peafowl.

2017/07/27 | Yuan-Ming Chiao

Why China’s Attempts to Curb Air Pollution are Facing Resistance

According to a report by Caixin earlier this month, 33 incidents of industry obstructions occurred in more than half the localities under inspection since April.