Southeast Asia Generates a Sea of Plastic Garbage

With gigantic plastic garbage patches growing in the Pacific Ocean, environmental groups are urging the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on its 50th anniversary this month, to act on plastic poll...

Cambodia’s Illegal Logging Crisis

Tree cover loss in Cambodia has accelerated faster than in any other country in the world since 2001, so fast that Prey Lang, one of Southeast Asia's last great forests, is disappearing. Supposedly that has ...

Atmospheric CO2 Levels Flatten for Second Straight Year

For the second year in a row, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – have stayed flat, according to an analysis of 2015 preliminary data released last week by the International Energy Agency (I...

China Picks Up the Pace on Electric Cars

Battered by pollution and seeking to cut back on fossil fuel consumption, China is moving into the new energy car business dramatically, with a wave of new policies including lifting purchase restrictions thr...