"Japan Adopts Plan To Maximize Nuclear Energy, In Major Shift"
"Japan adopted a plan on Thursday to extend the lifespan of nuclear reactors, replace the old and even build new ones, a major shift in a country scarred by the Fukushima disaster that once planned to phase out atomic power."
China’s Return To Wildlife Farming Risks Global Health And Biodiversity
"China appears to be weakening its post-Covid restrictions on the farming of wildlife such as porcupines, civets and bamboo rats, which raises a new risk to public health and biodiversity, warn NGOs and experts."
"Ladakh Herders Endeavor To Save Future on Climate Frontier"
"Nomad Tsering Angchuk vows to stay put in his remote village in India’s Ladakh region. His two sons and most of his fellow villagers have migrated to a nearby urban settlement but Angchuk is determined to herd his flock of fine cashmere-producing goats in the treeless Kharnak village, a hauntingly beautiful but unforgiving, cold mountainous desert."
"Children Of India's Burning Coalfields Dream Of A Fire-Free Future"
"Coal workers hope education can help the next generation win cleaner, healthier jobs in a region that has been wedded to dirty, dangerous mining for over a century".
Political Will Favors Indian Coal Billionaire And His Dirty Fossil Fuel
"For years, nothing could stop the massive coal-fired power plant from rising over paddies and palm groves here in eastern India. Not objections from local farmers, environmental impact review boards, even state officials. Not pledges by India’s leaders to shift toward renewable energy. Not the fact that the project, ultimately, will benefit few Indians."
"Mumbai Embraces Its Booming Flamingo Population"
"Despite pressure from development, flamingos seem to be thriving on the shores of one of the world’s most populous cities, and local people are becoming protective of the birds and their habitat."
"Vietnam Boosts Coal Use Plan For 2030 As G7 Climate Offer Stalls"
"Vietnam has increased its coal power target for 2030 under a revised draft energy plan, government documents seen by Reuters show, while renewables goals were scaled back, in a potential blow to rich nations' funding initiatives for cleaner energy."