• Sep 16, 2020
An elderly Malaysian's quest to rid the country's beaches of washed-up glass led to him amassing a collection of thousands of bottles, now displayed in a colourful seaside museum
• Jul 21, 2020
With ASEAN countries among the worst plastic polluters in the world, should we be looking to implement schemes among local communities that allow them to manage their own waste?
• Jun 23, 2020
As Singapore eases its circuit breaker measures and life returns to some semblance of normality, green thinkers explain how the Covid-19 pandemic has, and will continue to, impact attitudes towards sustainability and recycling in the City-State – for both good and bad
• Jun 04, 2020
Indonesia is among the world's most heavily plastic polluted nations. To tackle this, the National Plastic Action Partnership is the country's most radical plan to date, but can it be effectively implemented and at what human cost?
While the global pandemic has been devastating for economies and lives across the world, it has been undeniably good for the environment. As cities across Southeast Asia have shut down, air quality has steadily and uniformly improved – that is in all but one city
By Lee Ying Shan and Alexi Demetriadi • May 27, 2020
Lockdowns brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic have had clear positive effects on pollutions levels across Southeast Asia’s major cities. But one city, notorious for its pollution, bucks that trend. Why has Jakarta’s air quality worsened during the lockdown months?
By Alexi Demetriadi • May 27, 2020
Upcycling is a seemingly win-win initiative bringing old adversaries the environment and profitability together. While in its nascent stages in Cambodia, does a circular economy offer potential for the badly hit garment sector to diversify and increase sustainability?
By Tom Starkey • May 20, 2020
The overuse of antibiotics is spurred on by over-prescribing physicians and over-the-counter access. With the drugs streaming into Southeast Asia's waterways, animals and humans are getting a heavy dose, with devastating long-term implications for drug-resistance
By Andrew Haffner • May 05, 2020
Mainstream understanding says that the world's coral reefs will largely vanish to climate change by 2050. But more and more marine scientists believe their resilience has been underestimated, with researchers working in the Coral Triangle region now emphasising the adaptability of Indonesian reef systems
By Minka Curr • Mar 03, 2020
Top Read: 13 years ago, we asked the question – what might the weather bring us fifty years from now? Back in 2007, Cambodia was witnessing super cyclones one year, drought the next. Today, with extreme weather a yearly reality and the environmental tipping point drawing ever closer, the situation is showing few signs of improvement
By Paul Brisby • Jan 09, 2020
As Phnom Penh’s construction sector booms, communities suffer as public recreational areas are sacrificed for never-ending new developments. In an economic environment where money trumps all, who will preserve vital green spaces for the capital's residents?
By Julija Veljkovic • Dec 16, 2019
Powering Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia’s growing economies have huge power generation needs, fuelling coal use across the region even as the rest of the world looks to greener methods
By Simon Roughneen • Oct 08, 2019