Asia Environment

Study: Global trash burning even more polluting than expected

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 9:18AM UTC Study: Global trash burning even more polluting than expected

NEW DELHI (AP) — A new study shows that rampant trash-burning is releasing more polluting emissions than governments are reporting.

Transparency and democracy must decide Japan’s nuclear future

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014 6:00AM UTC An anti-nuclear protester holds an umbrella decorated with chemical symbols during a march towards the Diet building in Tokyo late last year. Pic: AP.

The story of nuclear power in Japan is one fraught with complexity. The country’s introduction to the power of the atom came in the shape of wholesale death and destruction, the likes of which had never been seen before.

Are we winning the war against shark fin soup?

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:00AM UTC Shark fin restaurant in Bangkok. Pic: Y-Not ? (Flickr CC)

The swelling tide of new money in Asia has resulted in some serious conservation concerns. Rapid economic growth in countries like China and Vietnam has equipped millions who were previously excluded from enjoying luxury goods with unprecedented buying power.

New Zealand needs innovation and funding to preserve its biodiversity

By Mon, Aug 11, 2014 6:44AM UTC New Zealand needs innovation and funding to preserve its biodiversity

Back in 2007, New Zealand promised to be the greenest country on Earth. Then Prime Minister Helen Clark of the Labour Party pledged to achieve a carbon-neutral and sustainable future for the Kiwi nation. A year later, the centre-right National Party won the general election and Clark was replaced by John Key, who is still in office. The lofty environmental vision of the Labour Party took a back seat to pro-business policies like the privatization of public services.

China to outlaw coal use in Beijing by 2020

By Tue, Aug 05, 2014 4:47PM UTC A man wearing a mask walks on a stone bridge in Beijing, China. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China’s smog-plagued capital has announced that it will ban all coal sales and use by the end of 2020 as part of its anti-pollution fight.

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