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2017/04/01 | Claire Salisbury
Paying for Healthcare With Trees: Win-win For Orangutans and Communities
Borneo’s exhilaratingly innovative ASRI program is 'saving the rainforest with a stethoscope,' using healthcare to decrease logging and increase organic farming.
2017/03/30 | Shreya Dasgupta
Survey of Previously Inaccessible Region of Myanmar Reveals Many Endangered Species
Recent surveys recorded 31 species of mammals in Karen state in southeast Myanmar, a region that has been excluded from previous scientific assessments due to military conflict.
2017/03/27 | Saigoneer
Coffee Production in Vietnam Faces Dark Future Under Climate Change
Rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns may cost Vietnam 50 percent of its current Robusta coffee production areas by 2050.
Double-Edged Sword: Urbanization Brings Malnutrition and Obesity Problems to India
In India, distress migration to urban areas is creating food security problems and the urban poor is deprived of nutritious food.
2017/03/24 | Shi Yi
Hot Water in South China Sea Causes Mass Coral Bleaching
Strong El Niño effect increased summer water temperatures by up to 6 degrees.
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.