Asia Environment

Laos to go ahead with controversial Mekong dam

By Fri, Jun 27, 2014 1:58PM UTC Thai villagers hold banners opposing the building of a dam on the Mekong river during a rally outside a construction company in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday. Pic: AP.

Activists concerned with development along the Mekong River saw a small victory this week when the Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand agreed to take a case against Thai government agencies that purchased power from the Xayaburi dam in neighboring Laos.

The threat of dams on the Mekong River

By Tue, Jun 24, 2014 6:48PM UTC Mekong River, Laos. Pic: Adam Jones (Flickr CC)

Two crucial decisions face authorities this week on the Mekong River, one of the world’s greatest waterways and the primary source of fish for 60 million people. The Mekong, the world’s greatest fishery, is under growing threat from a wide variety of sources as riparian countries, particularly China build more and more dams on its tributaries.

UN rejects Australian govt proposal to delist Tasmanian forests

By Tue, Jun 24, 2014 10:57AM UTC Pic: AP.

The United Nation’s World Heritage Committee has rejected the Australian government’s proposal to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forests. The government had requested that the committee delist the area as a protected site. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been encouraging investments that would boost Tasmania’s economy with little regard for the environment

Malaysia: Protesters step up action against Australian mining company

By Tue, Jun 24, 2014 10:26AM UTC Malaysia: Protesters step up action against Australian mining company

More than a 1,000 people converged on the Lynas Corporations Advanced Material Plant (LAMP) based in Kuantan, Malaysia today to force the company to shut down. Lynas Corporation, Ltd is an Australian rare earths mining company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange as a S&P/ASX 200.

Australian PM introduces bill to repeal carbon tax

By Mon, Jun 23, 2014 1:41PM UTC Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reintroduced legislation to the Australian Parliament that would repeal a carbon tax that the nation’s worst greenhouse gas polluters have to pay.

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