Sunday, July 25, 2021

Tag: Asia

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first...

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Damming rivers is terrible for human rights, ecosystems and food security

Despite industry rhetoric, hydropower is high-cost and high-risk. There are better options for a post-pandemic recovery and a renewable energy future.

You don’t want to imagine an ocean without coral reefs—but you...

Scientists call the coral reefs the “rainforests of the sea,” because coral reefs—like rainforests—are highly diverse ecosystems; their destruction would lead to the extinction of a large number of species.

A good way to be kinder to elephants is to stop...

When animal tourism resumes in Bali after COVID-19, there is an opportunity to do better by the lives of animals.

South Asia’s nuclear-armed neighbors pull back from the abyss

The international community can only hope that the carnage and chaos of February was the last in a tragic series of encounters between nuclear neighbors that could otherwise lead South Asia to devastation and the world to nuclear winter.

Planet of war

Still trapped in a greater Middle Eastern quagmire, the U.S. military prepares for global combat.

Why unarmed civilian protection is the best path to sustainable peace

“Unarmed civilian protection challenges the widespread assumption that ‘where there is violence we need soldiers,’ or that armed actors will only yield to violent threat.”

Can globalists contain Asia?

We’re not going to simply sit back and let revisionist powers rewrite the world order. This is why the next decade will be both fascinating and dangerous.

Why women from Asia are confronting US fracking: Oil extraction equals...

“If we are going to stop plastic we need to stop plastic where it starts.”

If Asia leads on climate, the world will follow

China and South Korea could be game changers on climate – and create a more peaceful region in the process.

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Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: A unifying Peoples Project

Ethiopians are faced with a choice: unite and prosper or withdraw into ethnic rivalries and fall into further conflict and discord.

Undercover investigations expose brutal wildlife killing contests

Welcome to the cruel world of wildlife killing contests, family events where children play amidst piles of slaughtered animals—and legal in 42 states.

Federal judges blocks Arkansas abortion ban

This law “is categorically unconstitutional, and plaintiffs have demonstrated that they are likely to succeed on the merits.”

Player or pawn? Luke Harding’s Russiagate ‘scoop’

The reporter’s involvement in the persecution of Assange alone would be enough to make people question his honesty.

How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action

“I think it’s fair to say that API and its prominent member companies have a broadly shared goal, which is to keep the social license of the oil and gas industry operating, and therefore enabling them to continue to extract oil and gas for as long as possible, as profitably as possible.”