Asia is going through an unprecedented wave of urbanization. All the while, climate change is making many of these fast-growing cities more vulnerable to disasters.
Activists, researchers and environmentalists from Myanmar and Thailand have been meeting on Friday to find a way to stop hydropower dams planned on Myanmar’s section of the Salween River, one of Asia’s last free-flowing rivers.
Conflicts with local communities over mining, oil and gas development are costing companies billions of dollars a year.
Scientists have issued a new warning to the world's coastal megacities that the threat from subsiding land is a more immediate problem than rising sea levels caused by global warming.
China does appear to be making a determined effort to tackle the illegal ivory trade, but cannot succeed on its own.
In many of Southeast Asia’s cities, critical infrastructure development is concentrated in affluent areas; and poor communities, lacking access to basic services, often resort to alternatives that may be unsafe or more expensive.
Indonesia’s rainforests are facing “legal land grabs,” nongovernmental organizations have alleged. Its ancient communities are finding that ancestral lands are slipping into the hands of foreign companies for oil palm cultivation, as demand for the product grows in Europe, India and China.
With a launch event on September 4th, the exhibition „Environment, Conflict and Cooperation“ will be shown in ShinjingShan Science & Technology Museum in Beijing until the end of September.
19 August 2013, Singapore
U.N. expert John Knox said that "criminal threats strike at the heart" of Costa Rica's long history of civilian environmentalism.
The Costa Rican government must protect those who work to defend the environment, said a United Nations human rights expert on Thursday afternoon.
Several high-profile reports in the last few months have suggested that climate change and natural resource scarcity contributed to the events that have rocked the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) since December 2010.
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One month after the Chinese government lifted its ban on dams on the upper Salween River (known as the Nu in China), the Burmese government confirmed that it too will allow the construction of Chinese-backed hydropower projects along the lower Salween.
In November, the first shipment of raw “rare earth” minerals arrived at an $800 million processing plant on Malaysia’s east coast near the home of Tan Bun Teet.