Tiger sighting on Sumatran highway causes a stir, but is no surprise

Sumatra’s remaining forests are home to highly threatened animals found nowhere else, like the critically endangered Sumatran tiger. A picture of a tiger near an under-construction highway in Sumatra’s... Read more »

Vietnam’s new conservation plan prioritises trees and people, but not emissions

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in northern Vietnam. The forest ecosystems services programme is the first national plan that puts a price on carbon and funnels those dollars specifically... Read more »

If the Philippines banned waste imports, why is it still the world’s dumping ground?

Environmentalists renew their plea for the government to ratify the Basel Ban Convention, an international law banning the export of hazardous wastes from developed to developing countries, and to... Read more »

Southeast Asia is the world’s bilge dumping hotspot—what can be done to stop ships discharging waste oil?

A beach covered in oily clumps in Bintan, Indonesia, in January 2020. Bilge dumping—the illegal discharge of waste oil from ships—is believed to be the cause, which is a... Read more »

Schools for girls can help to answer climate crisis

School girls in Tamil Nadu, India. Educating both halves of humankind seems a no-brainer. Schools for girls could transform climate protection—and so much else. If you really want to tackle... Read more »

India’s tree planting, conservation push sparks land conflicts

International Atomic Energy Agency officials during a tree planting ceremony at the Tamil Nadu State in India. India’s conservation drive aimed at reducing carbon emissions puts poor villagers and... Read more »

Vietnam’s timber sector takes a hit from coronavirus outbreak

Riverside timber yard in Mekong Delta, Vietnam. As an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has raged in its northern neighbor China over the past several weeks, Vietnam... Read more »

Old batteries can be source of new energy

Electric vehicle in a charging station in Malaysia. Driving an electric-powered vehicle (EV) rather than one reliant on fossil fuels is a key way to tackle climate change and... Read more »

Developing Asia’s coal demand helped cancel out rich-world emissions cuts last year

After two years of increases, emissions remained unchanged last year, but annual emissions reductions of 7.6 per cent are needed to avert the worst impacts of climate change, the... Read more »

Fish farms turn to AI, recirculating systems to scale up sustainable aquaculture

Singapore Aquaculture Technologies’ fish farm, which uses high-tech solutions to produce more fish in a sustainable manner. A smart floating fish farm has launched in Singapore, with high-tech solutions... Read more »