Asia Environment

The Borneo Project releases new documentary on Sarawak’s controversial mega-dams

By Fri, May 08, 2015 5:38PM UTC

The Borneo Project has released a new documentary film, ‘Commerce or Corruption?’, exposing the controversies surrounding the proposed mega-dams in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Conservation: Pangolins could be gone before the world even knows they exist

By Fri, May 08, 2015 11:38AM UTC

There are eight species of pangolin — four in Asia and four in Africa. All Asian pangolin species are either critically endangered or endangered, while their African counterparts are classified as vulnerable. While trade in all eight species is outlawed by international treaty, public consciousness is not in the fight against trafficking, which is quickly leading to the pangolin’s demise.

China, EU working on common approach to climate change

By Wed, May 06, 2015 10:26AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief says she’s confident the EU and China can agree to a common approach on climate change ahead of negotiations on carbon reductions in Paris this year.

Elephant survival is a global problem that needs global and local solutions

By Mon, May 04, 2015 11:00AM UTC

In 2012 and 2013, poachers killed 10% of the global population of forest elephants. 100,000 African elephants were killed for their tusks between 2010 and 2012. Wildlife Conservation Society estimates that 96 elephants are killed illegally every single day. Another conservation group, iWorry, once estimated that an elephant is killed every minute for its ivory — a total of 36,000 in 2012 alone.

Solar plane to make ‘challenging’ 5-day flight from China to Hawaii

By Mon, May 04, 2015 10:18AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A pilot says that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.