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2019/03/13 | Chinadialogue
China May Determine the Future of Myanmar's Fragile Rivers
Chinese companies are pushing to resume destructive dam projects, ignoring a key assessment and the objections of local people.
2019/02/21 | Mongabay
Chinese 'Queen of Ivory' Gets 15 Years in Jail for Trafficking Elephant Tusks
Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan to 15 years in prison for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 African elephants over several years.
2019/02/06 | Mongabay
Asian Banks Are Giving Billions to Companies Linked With Deforestation
According to a recent analysis and report, financial backing for palm oil, pulp and paper and other industries associated with forest loss in Southeast Asia is estimated to have topped US$60 billion over the past five years.
2019/01/28 | The Interpreter
China's 'Dark Fishing Fleets' Cast a Black Shadow Over the South China Sea
The 'maritime militia' narrative is being overemphasized at the expense of very real problems, writes Zhang Hongzhou.
2019/01/26 | Nick Aspinwall
INTERVIEW: '10 Years Taiwan' Directors Dish on Taiwan's Future and Its Present
The News Lens caught up with '10 Years Taiwan' directors Lekal Sumi and Rina Tsou, who discussed what inspired them as directors and how Taiwan can avoid the film's dismal vision of the future.
2018/12/28 | AsiaGlobal Online
Mind Pollution: How Dirty Air Harms Human Cognition
A study shows that air pollution has a massive detrimental impact on human cognition.
2018/12/10 | Jules Quartly
Death by Drowning in Plastic on Taiwan's Beaches
About 91% of the debris washing up on Taiwan’s beaches is plastic, which is not only unsightly, but also kills marine creatures and seeps into our food and water supplies
2018/12/05 | Mongabay
Vietnam Is Grappling With Stringent New Illegal Logging Regulations
A new agreement to prevent illegal logging is being held up against long-standing practices on the ground.