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2017/01/20 | Joanna Mills

Coal, Development and Death in Asia

A new report from Greenpeace and Harvard says Chinese-financed coal projects in Asia could lead to 70,000 premature deaths a year.

2017/01/16 | Mohammad Zubair Khan

An Asthma Patient in Every House

Often overlooked, the massive amount of air pollution created by stone crushing machines is a major health hazard for mountain communities from where the stone is mined.

2017/01/11 | The Japan Times

Japan's Energy Policy Needs Overhaul

The government’s long-standing claim to the cost advantage of nuclear power over other energy sources must be reassessed and the energy policy should be reviewed.

2017/01/11 | Edward White

Are Apps in Asia Killing the Planet?

'Without key policy changes, the rapid growth of the internet in East Asia will likely be powered by coal and other dirty sources of electricity,' Greenpeace says.

2017/01/11 | Edward White

My Party or My People? Indigenous Legislator on the Fight for Self-Determination in Taiwan

Taiwan looks set to open the door for its indigenous people to achieve some degree of autonomy. Will the rest of the population accept it?

2017/01/04 | Jeffrey Hutton

From Turning Tricks to Stomping Kickflips in Jakarta

Park life in the slums: Why the problems facing the controversial Jakarta governor could hurt the city’s skateboarding community.

2016/12/27 | Joydeep Gupta

Green Smudge on the Sahara

At the western edge of the desert that stretches from India to North Africa, an experimental Jatropha plantation shows promise

2016/12/27 | The Japan Times

The Cost of Cleaning Up Fukushima

Tepco should pay for the decommissioning of its reactors, compensation for the victims, and cleanup of the contaminated areas.

2016/12/21 | Beth Walker

Murder in Myanmar: Reporter's Death Linked to Illegal Logging

Journalist’s death highlights plight of Myanmar’s forests and corruption of illegal logging trade to India and China

2016/12/19 | Martin Rowe

A Sad Slice of Pizza

The plight of Pizza the polar bear is a sad reflection of our relationship with wildlife and nature.

2016/12/14 | The Japan Times

Google’s Commitment to Go Green

Government commitments are important, but even more durable and compelling are steps by companies like Google.

2016/12/13 | Stam Lee

PHOTO STORY: Mined-Out Cities, the True Cost of Coal in China

Chinese cities that were once rich from mining are now facing the gruesome aftermath from the depletion of their 'black gold.'

2016/12/08 | Mangroves for the Future (MFF)

PHOTO STORY: The Lifeblood of Coastal Conservation in Asia

Climate change, industrial fishing and pollution pose constant and increasing threats to coastal and marine ecosystems. These communities are fighting back.

2016/12/07 | Charles Vest

Hydropower in the Mekong: an Alternative Approach

Laos needs to rethink its aggressive hydropower plans as new markets and technologies create an opportunity to change course.

2016/12/02 | Li You

China Drafts New Wind Power Plan

The government hopes to invest 700 billion yuan in renewable energy by 2020.