Asia Environment

Australian activists say Abbott’s biomass plan will destroy native forests

By Wed, May 20, 2015 6:16PM UTC

Australia’s Coalition government finally agreed to come up with an achievable Renewable Energy Target (RET), but it is not what conservation groups have expected.

What does China’s investment in Latin America mean for the Amazon?

By Tue, May 19, 2015 9:43AM UTC

Colonization is still big business and in Latin America both foreign and domestic businesses are reaping the awards. Indigenous peoples are typically the principal line of defense against the crimes of globalization and environmental destruction.

The cautionary “cli-fi” of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

By Mon, May 18, 2015 11:46AM UTC

As a long-time lover of dystopian science fiction, I am looking forward to seeing the continuation of the Australian classic Mad Max series, which began in 1979. I actually haven’t seen any of the original three installments since the ’80s, but I’m looking forward to going in fresh, without resorting to tedious comparisons between old and new.

Apple steps up efforts to go green in China

By Mon, May 11, 2015 1:00PM UTC

PALO ALTO, California (AP) — Apple says it’s boosting efforts to go green in China by partnering with conservationists to promote sustainable forestry for paper production.

Indigenous group needs funds to fight Adani

By Sat, May 09, 2015 1:59PM UTC

Indigenous people have launched their own separate fight against Adani Group, the major investor in the controversial Carmichael Mine located in the Galilee Basin in Queensland.