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THE IMRAN EFFECT: Pakistanis plant billion trees for their hero

Today 9:00am - A province in Pakistan, inspired by former cricket hero Imran Khan, has planted a billion trees in just two years.

Droughtís lingering death might beat rainsí return

Today 9:00am - A climate hazard that doesnít disappear when the rainclouds gather, droughtís lingering death can delay recovery a very long time.

China puts Tibet's fragile ecosystem in danger

9 Aug 17 - Rising temperatures on the roof of the world make Tibet both a driver and amplifier of global warming. Chinaís unchecked mining and dam building has to be reigned in.

HOT AS HELL: These heatwaves will kill even healthy people

4 Aug 17 - Extreme heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike parts of the Indian subcontinent unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon.

Study links climate change and 60,000 farming suicides

3 Aug 17 - Climate change might have contributed to the suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers and farm workers over the past three decades.

Solar not cheaper than coal, says former mining boss

27 Jul 17 - Indiaís future is still tied to coal and fixing woeful inefficient plants will create huge new generation at a price solar cannot match.

India diverts $25 billion away from clean energy

26 Jul 17 - The Indian government is diverting $25 billion earmarked for clean energy to an unrelated policy, a national news site has revealed.


Asian temperature rise could be disastrous

24 Jul 17 - Profligate fossil fuel use could cause Asian temperatures to rise by 6deg , bringing floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions.

Hanoi choking on fumes of five million motorbikes

24 Jul 17 - The roads of Vietnamís capital have been taken over by the two-wheeled horde, but bringing in a ban by 2030 will be a tough ask.

Asia coal boom bankrolled by foreign money

21 Jul 17 - The much-discussed boom in coal-fired power in south-east Asia is being bankrolled by foreign governments and banks, with the vast majority of projects apparently too risky for the private sector.

Japan to export renewable energy expertise

17 Jul 17 - Japan plans to export its expertise in renewable energy technologies such as low-emitting geothermal, solar and hydrogen power.

Indian utility bets $10 billion on coal power

6 Jul 17 - India's state-run power utility plans to invest $10 billion in new coal-fired power stations over the next five years.

India gets busy and plants 66 million trees in 12 hours

5 Jul 17 - In India, about 1.5 million volunteers have planted more than 66 million trees in just 12 hours as part of a record-breaking environmental campaign.

MODI AND ADANI: Old friends who are laying waste to India

29 Jun 17 - Indiaís environment has been subjugated to the whims of the prime ministerís industrial cronies. How can the world believe him on climate change?

South Korea to scrap coal and nuclear power

22 Jun 17 - The new President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in has committed his country to phasing out all coal and nuclear power stations suggesting a major change in energy policy for the Asian state.

India and Pakistan scrap over the mighty Indus

15 Jun 17 - Fast-growing populations and increasing demand for hydropower and irrigation are putting one of Asia's great rivers under intense pressure.

Singapore opens sustainability academy

15 Jun 17 - The Singapore Sustainability Academy has been built to highest energy efficiency and green building standards and will serve as the city-stateís sustainability learning and collaboration hub.

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