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2018/09/13 | Saigoneer
Hanging Out with Vietnam's Critically Endangered Primates
A new video gets some enthralling footage of Vietnam's 25 primate species, eight of which are critically endangered.
2018/09/05 | Lillygol Sedaghat
Not Always Evil: An Alternative View on Why We Use Plastic
Disposable plastics may be labeled an environmental villain, but in some cases remain the lesser of two evils.
Making Sense of Taiwan's Renewable Power Push
The latest on Taiwan's push to achieve 20 percent of its power generation through renewables by 2025.
2018/08/24 | The Conversation
ANALYSIS: Governance Key to Mitigating Environmental Risk of China Trade
Strong governance can shield the developing world from the environmental risks associated with fueling China's economy.
Choked by Waste and Overfishing, Asia's Marine Habitats Are Dying
Only 13 percent of the planet’s oceans are untouched by human activity, according to a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society.
2018/08/20 | Mongabay
CAMBODIA: Gold Mining Blamed for Mass Poisonings Despite Official Denials
Dangerous, lightly regulated gold mining may be the culprit in the poisoning of hundreds of Cambodians. Prime Minister Hun Sen has dismissed the allegations while handing out new mining contracts to international companies.
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.