Asia Environment

Are China’s anti-pollution policies already bearing fruit?

By Fri, Jul 24, 2015 7:37AM UTC

I’ve written plenty — especially in recent weeks — on China’s air pollution problem and efforts to improve air quality in the country’s choked provinces and megacities. Just check here, here and here.

Documentary exposes plight of indigenous people displaced by Malaysia’s mega-dams

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 9:54AM UTC

A new documentary shows how developmental projects like mega-dams have decimated the lives of indigenous people in Malaysia who have been displaced without proper resettlement or compensation.

153 Chinese get life in jail for illegal logging in Burma

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 9:27AM UTC

A court in northern Burma (Myanmar) has sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life in prison after convicting them of illegal logging in a case that has already strained relations with Beijing.

Thailand: Coal plant proposed for pristine Krabi coast sparks outcry

By Tue, Jul 21, 2015 5:21PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — The popular tourist beaches near southern Thailand’s Andaman coast may soon play host to an unlikely new fixture: an 800-megawatt coal power plant.

Chinese automaker builds London’s first 100% electric doubledecker buses

By Tue, Jul 21, 2015 9:47AM UTC

Shenzen-based automobile manufacturer BYD has been producing K9 electric buses since 2010, cementing contracts with mass and public transit companies at home in China as well as around the world.