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2018/08/17 | The Third Pole
OPINION: Laos Dam Disaster Offers Chance to Reassess Renewables Plan
The decision to suspend hydropower projects offers Laos a chance to work with international partners and switch to less environmentally impactful renewables.
2018/08/13 | Mongabay
Modernizing Malaysia: A Glistening River Revitalizes Kuala Lumpur
The River of Life, a project spearheaded by former Malaysia PM Najib Razak, has reinvigorated Kuala Lumpur's public spaces and improved the water quality of the Klang River.
2018/08/10 | Mongabay
Global Fisheries Approaching Limit as Fleets Double Their Range, Study Finds
Taiwan, South Korea, Spain, and China have aggressively subsidized vessel and fuel costs to encourage their fleets to operate thousands of kilometers from their home ports.
2018/08/09 | The Conversation
Lombok's Earthquakes Explained
Lombok is particularly vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis.
2018/08/06 | Mongabay
China's Belt and Road Might Endanger the World's Rarest Ape
A key Belt and Road hydropower dam project in Sumatra, Indonesia could threaten the rarest species of great ape in the world. Only about 800 Tapanuli orangutans remain, and they may be right in China's path.
2018/08/01 | Mongabay
Modernizing Malaysia: Can Penang Island Handle Its Development Boom?
An October 2017 landslide that killed 11 construction workers was a warning shot that unrestrained development could put life on Penang in danger.
The Paleo Diet: What the Ancient Taiwanese Ate
Archaeological evidence suggests dog offered a meaty supplement to farmed produce as far back as 5,000 years ago.
2018/07/30 | Chinadialogue
ANALYSIS: Belt, Road, and Grid? China's Risky Global Power Play
China is kick-starting an audacious plan for a global energy 'supergrid' as part of its Belt and Road portfolio.
2018/07/27 | Mongabay
Modernizing Malaysia: The Blessings and Stresses of an Infrastructure Explosion
Malaysia is undertaking a breakneck building spree that is lifting its economy while placing its environment and politics under pressure.
2018/07/27 | Mongabay
VIETNAM: World's Largest Cave Threatened by Cable Car Plans
Tourism at Vietnam's colossal and stunning Son Doong Cave, restricted for years, is set to boom once a cable car system is installed by developers.
2018/07/27 | Green News Taiwan
Taiwan EPA Data Shows Strong Impact of Plastic Bag Ban
Taiwan's plastic bag ban introduced at the start of the year has reduced usage by an estimated 70 percent.
2018/07/26 | Chinadialogue
ANALYSIS: AIIB's Belt and Road Plans Augur Ill for the Environment
The AIIB's transport strategy for the Belt and Road Initiative does not even mention the new environmental pressures to which it will expose vast swathes of the globe.
2018/07/24 | AsiaGlobal Online
ANALYSIS: China Strides Towards Cleaner Air
China presents a unique opportunity to measure the long-term effects of air pollution on life expectancy.
2018/07/23 | Abby Huang
Taiwan's Electricity Shortage and the 'Demand Response' Solution
Taiwan’s daily electricity consumption in May repeatedly hit record highs. Could power be in short supply this summer? Who is sucking up all the power, and could new initiatives encourage them to cough it back up?
2018/07/19 | Greg Brost
New Hotspot Maps Show Global Snakebite Vulnerability
Up to 92 million people are vulnerable to potentially fatal venomous snakebites, many in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan countries.