Asia Environment

World’s richest cricket tournament IPL is going green?

By Thu, Feb 18, 2010 12:30PM UTC

  With an estimated enterprise value of $2 billion, Indian Premier League (IPL) is the World’s richest cricket tournament. It is one of the most awaited tournaments of the cricketing world. Top players from around the world align themselves to 8 Indian city franchises and sweat it out for 3

Quake rocks China-Russia-North Korea border region

By Thu, Feb 18, 2010 10:20AM UTC

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocked the region where China, Russia and North Korea meet Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Though area residents said they did not feel the quake, office towers in Beijing — about 770 miles (1,240 kilometers) away

Tar sands: China invests in Canadian oil as U.S. moves out

By Wed, Feb 17, 2010 10:08PM UTC

The Canadian province of Alberta is home to a particularly dirty kind of oil field: so called ‘Tar Sands’. The world’s largest source of bitumen – a heavy, black form of crude oil extracted by surface mining – is located in the northeastern portion of the province. Most of the

The winners and losers of carbon trading

By Tue, Feb 16, 2010 10:05PM UTC

While carbon trading may serve to limit overall emissions, how does it affect local pollution? A Time Magazine article from last December explores arguments against the UN’s carbon trading scheme, known as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) including its susceptibility to manipulation by national or local governments. It also may outsource

Whaling protester to be charged in Japan

By Tue, Feb 16, 2010 9:58PM UTC

An anti-whaling activist from New Zealand is in custody on a Japanese vessel and will be taken to Japan to face charges after secretly boarding the ship as part of a protest. Peter Bethune, a member of the U.S.-based Sea Shepherd activist group, jumped aboard the Shonan Maru 2 from

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