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ANGKOR'S END: Did floods speed the end of ancient city?

Today 11:00am - A series of floods that hit the ancient city of Angkor would have overwhelmed and destroyed its vast water network, according to a new study that provides an explanation for the downfall of the world’s biggest pre-industrial city.

Palm oil giant vows to cut deforestation

9 Oct 18 - The world’s largest palm oil company has unveiled a plan to cut deforestation and labour abuses out of its supply chain within two years.

Pay more for your clothes, workers tell fashion brands

19 Sep 18 - Garment workers in Bangladesh have rejected an increase in the minimum wage, urging global brands to pay more for the clothes they buy.

Soggy Bangkok struggles to stay afloat

6 Sep 18 - As Bangkok hosts climate-change talks, the sprawling city of more than 10 million is itself under siege from the environment, with dire forecasts warning it could be partially submerged in just over a decade.

Overloaded Thailand bans import of e-waste

23 Aug 18 - Thailand, struggling to deal with overflowing waste deposits following China’s trash ban last year, will bar the import of 432 types of scrap electronics.

A river restored breathes new life into Kuala Lumpur

14 Aug 18 - Ridiculed at first, the project to clean up Kual Lumpur's Klang river is on track to be completed on time and below budget.

Unhappy with fish poachers? Blow them out of the water

10 Aug 18 - Indonesia is taking an explosive approach to illegal fishing ... and it's putting the industry back on a path to suistainability.


Japan eyes daylight savings time for 2020 Olympics

9 Aug 18 - Deadly heatwaves in Japan have caused government and Olympics officials to consider the benefits of adopting daylight savings time for the 2020 games to ensure athlete safety.

Philippines kills off green campaigners

1 Aug 18 - A shocking 48 killings of green campaigners were reported in the Philippines last year, which was the worst on record for activist murders globally.

Heat goes on in (already) steamy Sri Lanka

31 Jul 18 - Steamy Colombo is expected to be one of the South Asian cities hardest hit by temperature hikes linked to climate change.

Imran vows to green Pakistan by planting 10 billion trees

30 Jul 18 - Imran Khan has vowed to plant 10 billion trees in five years as prime minister of Pakistan.

Penang is drowning in its own development

30 Jul 18 - The Malaysian island of Penang is paying a heavy price for putting development above the environment.

Singapore battles addiction to plastic

20 Jul 18 - The average Singaporean uses an unconscionable 13 plastic bags a day. With its only landfill site fast filling up, what are consumers and businesses doing to defuse the nation's plastic waste...

Meet the man who paves highways with old plastic

12 Jul 18 - Chemistry professor Dr Rajagopalan Vasudevan, 73, wants us to know that repurposed plastic can be good for the environment.

India’s cheap cars fixation stalls EV dream

12 Jul 18 - India’s obsession with affordable small cars could delay the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious plan to only sell electric vehicles in the country by 2030.

Life's a toxic cocktail in the land of Genghis Khan

12 Jul 18 - The lifestyle of nomads in the ancient home of Genghis Khan and his Mongol horde is under threat as never before. Climate change, combined with local environment mismanagement, government neglect and...

E-waste deluge turning Thailand into world's dump

2 Jul 18 - At a deserted factory outside Bangkok, skyscrapers made from vast blocks of crushed printers, Xbox components and TVs tower over black rivers of smashed-up computer screens.

Palm oil alternatives could be worse, experts warn

29 Jun 18 - The deforestation caused by palm oil is decimating species such as orangutans and tigers - but the alternatives could be worse, says a new report.

Use plastics in Mumbai and you could go to jail

27 Jun 18 - Mumbai has the become the largest Indian city to ban single-use plastics, with residents caught using bags, cups or bottles facing penalties of up to $NZ530 and three months in jail.


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