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Freeport, Indonesia at loggerheads over mine's waste disposal methods

EVERY year, Freeport-McMoRan Inc dumps tens of millions of tonnes of mining waste into the Ajkwa River system in Indonesia. The company has been...

South-east Asia's plastic addiction is blighting world's oceans

ON HER lunch break, Bangkok office worker Chinapa Payakha emerges from a 7-Eleven store with two plastic bags. One holds a Big Gulp soft drink....

Vietnam eyes green ambitions with targets for solar, rare earth

VIETNAM plans to more than triple the amount of electricity it produces from renewable sources and push for a 26 per cent increase in household...

Shivering in the tropics: South-east Asia faces 'cooling crisis'

[KUALA LUMPUR] South-east Asia faces a "cooling crisis" as more and more people crank up inefficient air-conditioning to cope with...

It makes sense for South-east Asia to go for clean energy

PERHAPS the most striking aspect of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) new analysis of South-east Asia's energy outlook is its...

Time to build support for sustainable buildings in South-east Asia

SOUTH-EAST Asia is rapidly urbanising, with an additional 90 million people forecast to move to cities by 2030. Cities such as Singapore, Bangkok...