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Finding Harmony Between Humans and Elephants

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….How one non-profit organisation is encouraging alternative crops to reduce human–elephant conflict in Thailand. Text Sarah Eichstadt When elephants enter her farm, Roengrom “Rom” Amsamarng runs...

Travel and Adventure

Science

International Polar Bear Day: Meet the Snow Giants

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Today, on International Polar Bear Day, we celebrate the majestic snow giant and its charming characteristics. 
What may seem like a coat of white fur to from afar is actually collective strands of pigment-free and transparent hair, with a hollow core that reflects visible light

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Culture

Qusbegi: The Lord of Birds

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Text and images by Bryan Chan and Marija Savic Fitted in an enormous cowhide coat and a colourful peaked hat ringed with fur, the qusbegi...
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Unfinished Business

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With an estimated 100 million sharks slaughtered every year, we take a look at how countries’ practices  and policies are impacting the shark fin trade in Asia.

Above Sea Level

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(Text by Serina Rahman. Photo © JACOB MAENTZ/CORBIS) Long before the sun peeks over the horizon, artisanal fishermen across Malaysia’s Johor Strait gather at their respective jetties and beaches. As they set their nets and lines, check their engines and look up for an indication of the weather, they hope...

Asians with a Purpose (Part 1)

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Spearheading Environmental Change These individuals with their penchant for making a difference, are pushing themselves to do their bit for the environment. India Jadav Payeng Farmer Also known as the “Forest Man of India”, Jadev Payeng created the man-made Molai forest on Majuli Island in Assam – the largest river island in the world....

Rituals of Remembrance

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As the sun sets, a vanguard of boys enters the ceremonial grounds, shouldering large V-shaped objects covered in colourful plastic streamers and bells. They bounce up and down to set a beat while seated onlookers look towards the line of approaching Saisiyat tribespeople. As they begin to flood into the grounds, rocking their bodies as they step in time with the jangling bells, their haunting singing – energetic, but mournful – rises in volume.

Current Affairs

Observing The New Uzbekistan

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Central Asia's most populous nation Uzbekistan was voted for their leader. Around 20 million Uzbeks are eligible for an election on 9 July at...

Palm Progress

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Can palm oil plantations and endangered rainforests really coexist? One conservationist says yes. Text and images credit: Nathan Sen The island of Borneo, divided among Malaysia,...

Above the Water: Sea Science

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Text by Benjamin P.Horton 340 MILLION people are at risk of flooding from sea-level rise by 2050. We know that rising sea levels affect every coastal...

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing Filipino children into hazardous work

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By Marielle Lucenio The Philippines had been making slow progress in its long fight against child labour, but the pandemic reversed the gains that had...

A culture of silence blunts the impact of a new Vietnamese law against sexual...

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By Trang Vu Vietnam’s new labor law requires employers to put in place mechanisms to prevent and penalize sexual harassment in the workplace. But Vietnamese...

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The Road to Independence: Burma (1945 – 1962)

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From the 1962 Democracy Protests, through the 1974 U Thant Crisis, the 1988 Uprising, and the 2007 Saffron Revolution, to the 2021 Spring Revolution, Myanmar has fought against the whims of its military leaders and suffered at the hands of the army. To make sense of the tumultuous events of the past six decades, we must understand the complex politics and power struggles that have dominated this country once known as Burma.

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