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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.
2018/07/18 | Nate Maynard
ANALYSIS: Solar Lessons for ASEAN from Thailand's Feed-in Tariff Success
Thailand has powered past regional peers when it comes to solar power capacity via astute implementation of feed-in tariffs.
2018/07/17 | Eileen Nasert
OPINION: How to Reduce Hong Kong’s Plastic Waste in 5 Steps
All of Hong Kong's remaining landfills are expected to reach capacity before 2020. With waste exports to China off the table, sustainable action is needed – fast.
2018/07/09 | Mongabay
The Crushing Carbon Cost of Palm Oil Plantations
New research has found that each hectare of rainforest used for oil palm production is responsible for even higher carbon emissions than originally believed.
2018/07/06 | The Third Pole
Eight Countries Unite to Protect Bay of Bengal Mangroves and Fisheries
All eight countries around the bay have agreed to cooperate on a project to promote sustainable fishing.
2018/06/20 | Global Voices
Activists from Vietnam and Taiwan Team Up to Tackle Fishy Formosa Plastics
Campaigners are struggling to hold anyone accountable two years after the devastating toxic spill.
2018/06/15 | Mongabay
Ever Heard of Thorium? It's the Nuclear Fuel Even Indonesia Is Considering
A little known yet arguably safer and more plentiful nuclear fuel, thorium, is making a comeback in traditionally anti-nuclear Indonesia.
2018/06/13 | Mongabay
Indonesia Elections: Corruption, Land Sales and Environmental Crisis
Land sales by corrupt politicians to pay off corporate donors are driving electoral, environmental and social crises in the Indonesia.
2018/06/08 | The Interpreter
China's Damming Control of Mekong, South China Sea Pincers Southeast Asia
China's control of dams above the Mekong and islands in the South China Sea strategically sandwiches Southeast Asia.
The Timor-Leste Tree: How East Timor Nearly Lost Its Illustrious Sandalwood
The fate of the sandalwood tree is inextricably linked to East Timor's turbulent history.
2018/06/06 | The Third Pole
BOOK REVIEW: 'Happy Dreams' a China Trashpicker's Gem
The book is not just a literary tour de force, but also an intimate insight into the hopes and despair of migrant workers in China.
2018/05/30 | Mongabay
Southeast Asia's Road Building Spree Splinters Ecosystems
Weaknesses in mapping roads in these areas leads to blank spots where illegal deforestation can occur.