Asia Environment

That sinking feeling: Is time running out for Bangkok?

By Tue, Aug 04, 2015 10:48AM UTC

The very real threat climate change presents to Thailand’s capital made headlines again in recent weeks after a study commissioned by the government found that large areas if Bangkok could be under water in as little as 15 years.

Western Australia: Fracking is ‘dead’, ALCOA scraps $40m gas deal

By Fri, Jul 31, 2015 7:52AM UTC

The call for a “frack free” Kimberley is winning, at least for now. Greens hailed ALCOA Australia in dumping its $40 million deal with Buru Energy to supply up to 500 petajoules of gas, a deal struck eight years ago.

Fukushima or fluke: What do we know about Japan’s mutant daisies?

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 9:09AM UTC

It’s been nearly four and a half years since an earthquake and resulting tsunami damaged Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, causing what is considered the most severe nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

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.

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