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Science, Nature and Environment Burma Facing Serious Health Crisis
May 29, 2008 – Geneva -- The World Health Organization (WHO) warns hundreds of thousands of victims of Burma's devastating Cyclone Nargis face a potentially serious health crisis.  WHO and partner agencies are launching... Read the rest

Conservationists Urge Locals to Save Cambodia's Rarest Bird
May 28, 2008 – It's in the cool of the very early morning, when the people of Kampong Thom province have only just begun to stir, that the bird-watcher has the best chance of... Read the rest

Burma: What Witnesses are Saying
May 8, 2008 – Witnesses in Burma have been contacting RFA Burmese service staff with heartbreaking accounts of devastation, death, and a major humanitarian crisis in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Nargis. Read their... Read the rest

Cambodia Aims to Help Global Environment
Mar 25, 2008 – Environmental experts met with government officials Tuesday to review the national strategy to improve the global environment and promote sustainable livelihoods. The officials met to answer problems of land degredation,... Read the rest

Pesticide Use Endangers Pailin, Officials Warn
Mar 24, 2008 – Farmers in Pailin are using pesticides to help crop yields without understanding the harm they can cause, officials said. The pesticides are not being used properly, and may be harmful... Read the rest

Rights Group Cites Plight of Minorities Hit by Climate Change
Mar 11, 2008 – A British rights group says ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples across the globe suffer disproportionately from the effects of climate change - and that their plight has not been recognized... Read the rest

Gov't, UNDP Fight Harmful Car Air-Con
Mar 7, 2008 – The Ministry and Environment and UNDP said Friday they would help car owners pay to have polluting air-conditioners in old cars updated. Cars built before 1996 have air-conditioners that cool... Read the rest

Flying on Empty: That's the potential doomsday scenario if fuels that cost less and pollute less than oil can't be found. Coconut oil, anyone
Feb 25, 2008 – Airplane operators are growing thirstier for a new fuel. The price of oil last week surpassed $100 a barrel, flirting with a record high. If the cost creeps much higher,... Read the rest

Climate Change: African farmers not to blame
Feb 25, 2008 – European consumers shunning imported food supposedly to limit climate change should not make African farmers a scapegoat, a Brussels conference has been told. In Britain, several supermarkets have begun labelling... Read the rest

Biofuels: 'Green gold' or problems untold?
Feb 25, 2008 – No subject appears to divide as many people in the climate change arena as biofuels. Their potential to positively impact greenhouse gas emissions is undoubtedly enormous. But the pursuit of... Read the rest

Chilling Effect: Global warmists try to stifle debate
Feb 25, 2008 – John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton all promise bold action on climate change . All have endorsed a form of cap-and-trade system that would severely limit future carbon emissions.... Read the rest

New Green Revolution May Solve Rice Shortage in Asia
Feb 19, 2008 – Hong Kong -- Asia has built much of its success on cheap, plentiful rice. But the supply of the region's most important food crop is declining steadily, and prices are... Read the rest

Almost All Biofuels Used Today Make Global Warming Worse
Feb 10, 2008 – Almost all biofuels used today cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of producing these “green” fuels are accounted for, two US studies published... Read the rest

Ethanol Blues: Biofuels increase global warming more than oil
Feb 8, 2008 – So much for the halo effect around ethanol and other biofuels. It turns out that the impact of producing and using biofuels causes twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as... Read the rest

Clearing Land for Biofuels Makes Global Warming Worse
Feb 7, 2008 – Growing crops to make biofuels may accelerate global warming, not slow down its effects, a new study says. When farmers clear native ecosystems such as forests or grasslands to grow... Read the rest

Lawmakers Mull Environmental Protection Zone
Dec 27, 2007 – Parliamentarians spent Friday discussing a draft law on the protection of the environment. The law would seek to curb illegal logging and the poaching of wild animals, two areas of... Read the rest

Illegal Logging Stripping Lao Forests
Nov 21, 2007 – BANGKOK—Timber traders in Laos are still logging through “unofficial” channels despite new government curbs, a well-placed source in Laos has told RFA’s Lao service. The source, who spoke on condition... Read the rest

Relief Agencies Strive to Deliver Supplies to Bangladeshi Cyclone Victims
Nov 18, 2007 – Aid workers are struggling Monday to reach the most devastated areas of southern Bangladesh to provide relief to cyclone survivors. Medical workers bandage an injured man in Borguna, Bangladesh, 18... Read the rest

Bangladesh Cyclone Death Toll Reaches 2,300
Nov 18, 2007 – The Bangladeshi government says 2,300 people were killed by the powerful cyclone that battered the south of the country last week, but aid organizations say the toll could be much... Read the rest

Cambodian Environment Remains Pressing Issue, Expert Says
Nov 8, 2007 – Cambodia's natural environment remains under threat, but there are measures everyday Cambodians can take to help it, an expert said Thursday. Illegal logging, land theft, poaching, chemical fertilizer and pesticide... Read the rest

Death Toll Rises From Floods in Vietnam as New Storm Nears
Nov 7, 2007 – Vietnamese officials say floods have killed at least 77 people in central Vietnam since late last month, and now a new typhoon is approaching. Students wade through a flooded street... Read the rest

Experts Cite Slow Progress Toward Tsunami Warning System in Indonesia
Oct 31, 2007 – Jakarta -- Nearly three years after the massive Indian Ocean tsunami, Indonesia has only one working tsunami-warning buoy in place.  Trish Anderton reports from Jakarta. Indonesian scientists inspect a US-funded... Read the rest

Malaysia Hopes Space Voyage Will Inspire Future Scientists
Oct 11, 2007 – Bangkok -- Malaysia's first astronaut is orbiting the Earth after months of training and a successful launch from Kazakhstan. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor is accompanying American Astronaut Peggy Whitson and Russian... Read the rest

Environmental Group Camps to Protect Indonesia's Forests
Oct 9, 2007 – Jakarta -- The international environmental organization Greenpeace has opened a "forest defenders camp" on Indonesia's Sumatra Island to bring global attention to the country's destruction of its forests.  VOA's Nancy-Amelia... Read the rest

Earth?s vital signs are weak
Sep 28, 2007 – There?s lots of talk about going green but we are falling short on taking... Read the rest

US Scientists: Satellites Show Evidence of Atrocities in Burma
Sep 28, 2007 – Scientists in the United States say satellite evidence confirms reports of human rights abuses in eastern Burma between mid-2006 and early 2007. Satellite photos showing the disappearance of villages and... Read the rest

Pursat Forestry Officials Stole Logs and Sold Them, Villagers Complain
Sep 25, 2007 – Officials claiming to be in charge of protecting the forests of remote Pursat province have been stealing logs from independent harvesters and selling them to private merchants, an official report... Read the rest

Death Toll Rises from Indonesia Quake, Aftershocks
Sep 15, 2007 – Indonesian authorities say the death toll has risen to 21 from a series of strong earthquakes and aftershocks that have hit the western island of Sumatra this week. Authorities announced... Read the rest

WHO Sets Sights on Global Warming as Health Issue
Sep 14, 2007 – Global warming is often in the news these days, usually in connection with changing, and sometimes destructive, weather patterns. But the World Health Organization says rising temperatures also have alarming... Read the rest

Earthquakes, Aftershocks Continue to Rattle Indonesia's Sumatra Island
Sep 14, 2007 – Powerful earthquakes and aftershocks continue to shake Indonesia's western Sumatra island, forcing jittery residents to camp outside their homes two days after the first powerful quake struck. The earthquakes have... Read the rest

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