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2017/06/13 | Nevin Thompson

Why Japanese Locals Rejoice About a Restart for Nuclear Power Plant

This is the second nuclear reactor to be restarted at Takahama, and brings up to five the number of reactors restarted across Japan after being shut down following the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear meltdown at Fukushima.

2017/06/09 | Maxine Chen

Lizard DNA has Surprising Lessons for India's Grasslands

Unexpected diversity of a family of lizards in India implies that tropical grasslands are not human-made ecosystems as often argued.

2017/06/08 | Li Zhiqing

As the U.S. Says ‘Non!’ to Paris, What Will China Do Next?

President Trump’s withdrawal from the landmark agreement gives China a chance to lead the fight against climate change — if it is ready to do so.

2017/06/06 | Glenn Scherer

Trump's Paris Climate Accord Rejection: Here's What the Scientists Say

Donald Trump has announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord; scientists from around the globe respond to this exclusive Mongabay commentary.

2017/06/06 | Patrick Schroeder

From Laggard to Leader: China's New Role in Fighting Climate Change

If China implements a national carbon tax system, this would be the most important climate policy decision taken by any government so far, and would put China into a clear global leadership position on climate change.

2017/06/05 | Beyonder Times

German Student Undertakes Food-Saving Initiatives in Taiwan

'Why throw away food which is still edible? Food waste is not just about food themselves, but also about the waste of water, earth, energy and labor resources that are required to produce the food,' said Stefan Simon.

2017/06/03 | Olivia Kember

Did Trump Actually Help the Climate Cause?

With this level of consensus, the biggest risk of a Trump withdrawal —  that it starts other countries down the same path — is unlikely to eventuate.

2017/06/01 | Shreya Dasgupta

Singapore’s Massive Role in Trading Shark Fins Exposed

According to trade records in 2012-2013, Singapore’s shark fin exports were worth US$40 million, closely following Hong Kong’s US$45 million.

2017/05/31 | Raina Paul & Prabhpreet Singh Sood

India's Filthiest Rivers

Fishermen and farmers are paying for India's loosely enforced waste water environmental regulations.

2017/05/30 | Wang Yan

Living With Snow Leopards in China's First National Park

A far-flung locale in Qinghai province will become China’s first official national park. There, Tibetan nomads are long accustomed to living with their snow leopard neighbors. However, tensions between people and the endangered cats persist.

2017/05/24 | Moushumi Basu

Two to Tango: Skewed Sex Ratio Spells Danger for Rhinos in India

Although the numbers of rhinos are still increasing, when it comes to long-term viability, having more males than females could be as a big a threat as poaching.

2017/05/21 | Shreya Dasgupta

Smuggler's Paradise: Hundreds of Tortoises Seized in Malaysia

The tortoises included 325 critically endangered Radiated tortoises and five critically endangered Ploughshare tortoises.

2017/05/21 | Siddharth Chakravarty

Murky Waters: Stop Blaming China for the State of the World’s Fishing Stocks

China might be the biggest player in global fishing, but Western countries are also in deep water when it comes to industry rights abuses and environmental damage, Siddharth Chakravarty writes.

2017/05/19 | Morley J Weston

INFOGRAPHIC: Taiwan’s Cities are One Giant Heat Sink

If you want to keep cool in Taiwan, start growing some rice or fish.

2017/05/18 | Shreya Dasgupta

Rare and Secretive Bay Cat Caught on Camera in Borneo

The secretive bay cat was photographed and filmed in a new location that is about 40 miles outside its currently known distribution range in Borneo.

2017/05/16 | Rosemary Chen

Vietnam Rounds-Up Activists Who Led Protest Against Taiwan Toxic Spill

Vietnamese authorities are cracking down on protest leaders and officials one year after a toxic spill in central Vietnam devastated the fishing and tourism industry.