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Beijing warns US over South China Sea dispute

Sky News Australia reports: Beijing has warned that it will ‘firmly oppose’ infringement of its sovereignty after indications Washington will soon send warships close to its artificial islands in the South China Sea. Tensions have mounted since China transformed reefs … Continue reading

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Singapore will close schools on Friday due to pollution

The Daily Mail reports: “Singapore will close all primary and secondary schools on Friday as worsening pollution causes air quality to deteriorate, the Ministry of Education said late on Thursday. Slash-and-burn agriculture in neighbouring Indonesia has blanketed Singapore in a … Continue reading

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U.S. May Risk Conflict With China Over South China Sea

The Wall Street Journal reports on the potential for conflict between the US and China over China’s actions to assert its sovereignty in the South China Sea: After repeated and unheeded warnings to China to halt its massive reclamation works … Continue reading

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Landslide caused by heavy rains in central Indonesia kills at least 18, leaves 90 missing

The Star Tribune reports on the aftermath of a landslide in Indonesia: A mudslide set off by torrential rains rushed down hills into a village in central Indonesia and swept away scores of homes, killing at least 18 people and … Continue reading

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Deforestation: Brazil is a success story for conservation

The Christian Science Monitor reports on Brazil’s successful forest conservation efforts and a change in the rate of global tropical deforestation: “Climate scientists link about 10 percent of annual global carbon increase to the effects of deforestation. But a new … Continue reading

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Orangutans’ ecosystem could be wiped out

New Zealand’s 3News reports on the uncertain future facing orangutans in Indonesia: “The Governor of Indonesia’s Aceh province is under increasing pressure to pass a law which has the potential to wipe out an entire ecosystem, including Sumatran orangutans. The … Continue reading

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Tiger populations are dwindling due to poaching and habitat destruction

This report from the Washington Post speaks on the plight of the world’s tiger population: Photojournalist Steve Winter spent a decade photographing tigers in the wild in Asia. In 2007, when his life partner, writer Sharon Guynup, joined him for … Continue reading

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Satellite photos show Indonesia’s disastrous forest damage

This news article by the Korea Herald details the effects of deforestation on Indonesia’s richly biodiverse rainforests: Satellite images have found that Indonesia’s ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than … Continue reading

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