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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.
2018/10/23 | Mongabay
VIETNAM: Formosa Spill Blogger 'Mother Mushroom' Released From Prison
Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was imprisoned last year after criticizing the government's lackluster response to the 2016 Formosa environmental disaster.
2018/10/12 | Nate Maynard
Face Your Fear: Here's What a 1.5 C Warmer World Really Looks Like
In the best case scenario we will lose corals and the Arctic even if we transition at an abrupt and societally transformative pace.
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.'
2018/10/01 | Nate Maynard
ANALYSIS: The Difficult Truth About Sustainability and Bio-Plastics
The world is rushing towards embracing bio-plastics because they sound like a nice alternative to banned single-use plastics, but the truth is that in most cases bio-plastics are not biodegradable.
2018/09/28 | Mongabay
INDONESIA: Palm Oil Linked to Deforestation Remains on Store Shelves
Global consumer brands like Unilever, Nestlé and PepsiCo continue to buy palm oil from lawless brands which contribute to Indonesian deforestation.
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.
2018/09/05 | Lillygol Sedaghat
Not Always Evil: An Alternative View on Why We Use Plastic
Disposable plastics may be labeled an environmental villain, but in some cases remain the lesser of two evils.
Making Sense of Taiwan's Renewable Power Push
The latest on Taiwan's push to achieve 20 percent of its power generation through renewables by 2025.
2018/08/24 | The Conversation
ANALYSIS: Governance Key to Mitigating Environmental Risk of China Trade
Strong governance can shield the developing world from the environmental risks associated with fueling China's economy.
Choked by Waste and Overfishing, Asia's Marine Habitats Are Dying
Only 13 percent of the planet’s oceans are untouched by human activity, according to a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society.
2018/08/20 | Mongabay
CAMBODIA: Gold Mining Blamed for Mass Poisonings Despite Official Denials
Dangerous, lightly regulated gold mining may be the culprit in the poisoning of hundreds of Cambodians. Prime Minister Hun Sen has dismissed the allegations while handing out new mining contracts to international companies.