With our physical environment increasingly threatened, it has become essential to recognise that even a single person is capable of making a big difference.
DEBBY NG
The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan triggers memories for a young man whose father was, along with thousands of other Ukrainian workers, sent by the Soviet government to help clean up after the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986.
ROSTISLAV GOLYAK
Dislodged by weeks of heavy rain in their natural habitat, the plants had at one point blocked up to 2km of the Rio Grande river.
IRIN
China's soaring meat consumption spells trouble.
SIMONE ERASMUS-LAM
The phenomenon of growing an elite sport in a poor province.
JOSH SUMMERS
Besides donations, the private sector also has the skills and assets that can prove useful when a disaster strikes.
IRIN
Whether they are the result of speculation gone wild or shrewd planning, China’s ghost towns are spectacular.
VIVIENNE KHOO
It’s nice to know poultry have a sense of humour, even hours before death.
Sue Anne Tay
As ecotourism in Asia comes under growing scrutiny, the ecotourist faces difficult questions on his role in protecting the environment.
Y.E. LIM
Every year 250,000 children die from drinking unsafe water.
IRIN
Life on Earth might end in 200 years, but it won’t be because of the Apocalypse, says China’s most high-profile “popular science” writer Fang Zhouzi.
The asia! team
Sting operation foils Emirate wildlife trafficker at Bangkok airport
FREELAND
A few good men will decide the fate of more than 200,000 fishermen and farmers along the Mekong River.
IRIN
Member countries of the Mekong River Commission fail to agree on the building of a controversial dam.
IRIN
In the hope of bringing electricity to some of Indonesia’s 90 million people, the country is proceeding with plans to build four nuclear reactors, despite growing opposition.
IRIN