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Keyword: environment

Hurricane Sandy: Could Extreme Weather Spur Reform in US as it Did in Myanmar?

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, October 30, 2012. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)
Policy

In 2008 Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, causing massive devastation but spurring reform. Can Sandy push America to tackle climate change?

Expert: New Report Shows Climate Change Actually a 'Regressive Tax' On World's Poor

A Bangladeshi woman stands outside her house in Gabura, in southern Bangladesh, after Cyclone Aila devastated the area on May 26, 2009. Low-lying southwest Bangladesh is on the frontline of the battle to adapt to climate change. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
Sustainability

Asia Society Associate Fellow Junjie Zhang says a new climate vulnerability report supports the notion that climate change will hit the poorest communities the hardest.

Photos/Interview: Jonathan Raa Takes a Close Look at Mumbai's Trash

A view of Manori creek after the Navratri (None Nights) Festival.  (Jonathan Raa)
Multimedia

A Belgian photographer hopes that his photo series on Mumbai's trash will provoke residents to take action.

Expert: China's Growth Doesn't Need to Lead to Environmental Deterioration

Smog in central Shanghai. (oliverlaumann/Flickr)
Policy

According to a recent Asia Society report by Senior Advisor Dr. Junjie Zhang, sustainable development and economic growth in China do not need to be mutually exclusive.

Video: Reframe Climate Change Debate, Says Simran Sethi, and Bridge the Divide

Simran Sethi at TEDxCibeles.
Sustainability

Climate change, one of most pressing global problems of our time, has been reduced to a punch line — right when high temperatures, reduced rainfall, and drought have pushed the cost of maize and soybeans to record highs.

Video: What Will Happen If China's Largest Freshwater Lake Dries Up?

Drought and the practice of storing water at the Three Gorges Dam have reduced the surface size of Poyang Lake from about 3,500 km to 200 km.
Multimedia

A new documentary short from Asia Society's China Green project examines both the causes of Poyang Lake's frequent droughts and their ruinous environmental consequences.

Interview: Filmmaker Jason Taylor Sheds Light on Goa's Struggling Fishermen

A scene from Jason Taylor's 'Goa . fishing net ~ profit,' depicting calm waters in Goa.
Multimedia

A closer look at how trawlers have led to dramatic declines in local fishing in Goa, India. Local fishermen must now turn to dolphin-watching trips for tourists to make a living.

Gallery: Nature's Wrath Devastates Asia

A soaking wet child sits on a post on a flooded street in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012. (Jay Directo/AFP/GettyImages)
Multimedia

A string of floods from torrential rain devastates numerous nations in Asia in the past week.

Asia Society Global Council Member Tommy Koh: Safe Water is a 'Human Right'

Clean drinking water from rainwater harvesting tank in Tilonia, India. (Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia/Flickr)
Policy

700 million people in Asia don't have access to safe drinking water. In a Straits Times op-ed, Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh proposes solutions for a looming crisis.

Interview: New Website Tracks China's Air Pollution in Pictures

Lifestyle

China Air Daily, a new site from Asia Society's China Green project, allows users to view daily photographs of the skies of China's major cities instead of having to plow through lists of statistical data (but if you like statistical data, it has plenty of that, as well).