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2017/03/22 | Shreya Dasgupta

Saving Orphaned Baby Rhinos in India

The Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Assam State gives orphaned rhinos a second chance at life in the wild.

2017/03/20 | Matthew Fulco

Trouble for Taiwan’s Paradise

With casino gaming off the table, the economy of the idyllic offshore islands of Penghu is more dependent than ever on shaky seasonal tourism.

2017/03/19 | Cinema Escapist

INTERVIEW: Bridging China and the West Through Documentaries

Zhao Qi is a Chinese producer and director who has helped bring four documentaries to Sundance Film Festival —including 2015's "The Chinese Mayor."

2017/03/17 | Jules Quartly

Betrayal and Pain in Taiwan’s Indigenous Rights Battle

Taiwan’s indigenous people are on the cusp of winning hard-won land and rights, but not everyone is celebrating.

2017/03/17 | Liu Chang

What China’s Migrant Numbers Say About Labor Discrimination

Two sets of data paint divergent pictures of China’s on-the-move workers.

2017/03/17 | Robert Falkner

Book Review: Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions

In Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions, Benjamin J. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown and Scott V. Valentine provide an essential guide to the international debate on how to create a more sustainable energy system by probing into some of the key areas of contention. Dr. Robert Falkner highly recommends this volume as a tour de force that will be of utility to students, researchers and practitioners seeking to better understand global energy policy.

2017/03/15 | Basten Gokkon

Alarms Raised as Timber Firm Said to Pierce One of Indonesia’s Last Orangutan Strongholds

Environmentalists are desperately calling for President Joko Widodo’s administration to put a stop to the company’s land clearing in the Sungai Putri forest of Borneo.

2017/03/14 | Fan Yiying

Caring for China’s Smog Dogs

Pollution in major cities has long been a scourge to humans, but the health impact on pets shouldn’t be overlooked.

2017/03/13 | Kyodo News

FEATURE: Taiwan's Penghu Islands Say No to Casinos, Yes to Green Energy, Turtles

The Penghu islands are an example of how a properly supported community can manage its resources without betraying what made it a community in the first place.

2017/03/12 | Justin Nobel

How to Clear a Path Through 60 Feet of Snow, Japanese Style

Snow Canyon in Toyama is both visually stunning and quite the technical feat.

2017/03/10 | Chinadialogue

Roundtable: How to Respond if the U.S. Withdraws from Paris?

In the event of the US leaving the Paris Agreement what will be the reaction of the other signatories?

2017/03/09 | Shreya Dasgupta

Trapped Elephants Face Mob Attacks in India

A video shows hundreds of men descending upon a herd of elephants every time they move out of the forest patches in search of food.

2017/03/06 | Alok Gupta

Bihar’s Toxic Textile Industry

The textile industry of Patwa Toli is polluting rivers and groundwater in the Indian state of Bihar, but businesses have failed to clean up their act claiming they provide essential jobs

2017/03/05 | Rachel Diaz-Bastin

Environmental Impacts of Changes to Indonesia’s Mining Law

Indonesia’s new mining regulations have resulted in a high-stakes dispute with foreign investors, but what effects will these legal changes have on the environment? The jury is still out.

2017/03/02 | Shreya Dasgupta

7 New Frogs Discovered in India, Some Smaller Than a Thumbnail

Four of these frogs are only 12 to 16 millimeter in length, making them some of the smallest frogs in the world.

2017/02/21 | Sarah Karacs

Should Hong Kong Keep its Zoo?

The debate around the existence of Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden comes at a time of shifting values towards animal rights in the city and across Asia.