Tag Archives | environment

Is China getting serious?

By Malini Hariharan

The Chinese government’s position on environmental safety has always been difficult to read. The official position for the last few years has been to reduce pollution by closing down old factories and forcing companies to invest in …

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India’s plastic problems

By Malini Hariharan

A surprise court order in India earlier this month has put pressure on plastic packaging and has raised the risk of restrictions on its use in a very popular segment – cheap sachets or pouches that are …

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Thailand’s Map Ta Phut crisis – the NGO side of the story

By Malini Hariharan

Penchom Saetang of Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand (Earth) is not a typical activist vociferously denouncing companies for their environmental misdeeds. She is soft spoken and rational in her criticism of the state of affairs at …

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Thai Start-ups: What A Muddle


A real head scratcher……

Source of picture: www/http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com



By John Richardson

Confused? Sorry, but so far we cannot be of much help bringing any precision to what the implications of Thailand’s Supreme Court ruling will mean for …

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Don’t count on Thai project delays

I have been digging a little deeper into the Map Ta Phut issue and it looks like expectations of major delays to projects at the site were a little premature.

Construction has not stopped despite a ruling by Thailand’s Central …

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Balancing economics with the environment

Recent comments by An Qiyuan, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee for Shaanxi, warned of the environment and social catastrophe facing the northwestern province of China because of a shortage of water. He was referring to the diversion …

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Asia needs a recesssion

Asian industry leaders are playing lip service to the environmental crisis the world confronts . George Monbiot, the excellent author and journalist, argues that what the West needs is a recession to give the planet a breather.Asia also needs a …

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Will the next World War be over water?

Please read this – http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/28/world/asia/28water.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin

Don’t worry, just keep concentrating on the short term – after all, all you have to do is keep your boss happy and make it through to retirement with loads of money in the bank.…

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Is your glass half empty of half full?

Hopefully, completely empty if you happen to live in China and can only afford to drink tap water.

However, it’s not the environment that this is this week being viewed as the biggest threat to the economy, but rather inflation …

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There’ s no hope for the planet

If anybody can spot the blatant hypocrisy, or disturbing ignorance, which is a prominent feature of the extended entry below, please feel free to comment.

I expect the guy from Hood River will want to have his say.…

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