Tiny Bhutan is feeling the squeeze as its giant neighbours China and India vie for territory.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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We found evidence of irreversible ecological breakdown millions of years ago – this time round, we should heed the warning signs.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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By studying the DNA of people who lived in East Asia thousands of years ago, scientists are starting to untangle how the region was populated.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~11 min
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Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health
In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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Python skin jackets and elephant leather boots: How wealthy Western nations help drive the global wildlife trade
The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on global commerce in wildlife. But many accounts focus on demand from Asia, ignoring the role of US and European consumers.
June 19, 2020 • ~10 min
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Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago
In the 1800s, Americans hunted many wild species near or into extinction. Then in the early 1900s, the US shifted from uncontrolled consumption of wildlife to conservation. Could Asia follow suit?
June 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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Genomic analysis shows long-term genetic mixing in West Asia before the rise of the world’s first cities
May 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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Are 'murder hornets' from Asia invading North America? A Japanese entomologist who's been stung by one and lived to tell the tale explains what's true about these predatory insects.
May 11, 2020 • ~9 min
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