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... Read More...
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Indonesia Moves Against Fires

Despite what appears to be one of the worst burning seasons in recent years, Indonesia has begun to move against rogue palm oil operators, levying an unprecedented fine the equivalent of US$26 million against one company, ordering two operators to jail and s... Read More...
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Asian Air is Killing Us

A recent public outcry in China, sparked by a damning documentary about air pollution, was based on well-founded fear. Of the 100 million people who viewed the film on the first day of its online release, 172,000 are likely to die each year from air pollution-... Read More...
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Vietnam’s Cable Car Mania

At least a couple of times a year, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism  is torn apart in the local press, along with the agency’s and often-terribly strange ideas for tourism promotion.  Most recentl... Read More...
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Danger Grows for Environmental Activists

Amid increasing attacks on people engaged in environmental activism, experts are calling for a global protection regime to defend and support campaigners subjected to harassment and abuse. “We need to come up with an umbrella organization that looks after ... Read More...
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Illegal Logging Raping Papua New Guinea

More than half of Papua New Guinea’s log trade is illegal, according to a report by a British think tank, with Hong Kong and Malaysia-based companies responsible for vast illegal shipments, with as much percent... Read More...