Asia-Pacific

February 25, 2006, 9am PST
Deforestration contributed to a landslide in the Phillipines that may have killed over 1000 people.
The New York Times
February 11, 2006, 5am PST
The scheme for Ho Chi Minh City is designed to alleviate overcrowding and other socioeconomic problems.
Viet Nam News
February 2, 2006, 6am PST
Elements of a new city council plan include an overall reduction in speed limit, a more streamlined tram system, and general opposition to increased road access for cars in the central business district.
The Age
January 27, 2006, 11am PST
A columnist confesses publicly that he is a heretic and that he 'loves suburbia.'
The Australian
January 22, 2006, 9am PST
Light rail may be the answer to the transportation crisis in Sydney, Australia, argues chief executive of City of Sydney council, Peter Seamer.
The Sydney Morning Herald
December 27, 2005, 7am PST
One year later, most survivors still do not have permanent shelter. Yet many have income again.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 20, 2005, 2pm PST
The Tsunami Memorial committee selects five designs for the memorial short list.
The Nation (Thailand)
December 19, 2005, 12pm PST
The fatal rioting over a proposed coal plant shows that rural residents who are bearing the environmental and social costs of China's hyper-development may be running out of patience.
The New York Times
December 16, 2005, 1pm PST
A scandal is unfolding in Tokyo as 57 buildings are identified as likely to fail in a moderate earthquake.
Engineering News Record
December 7, 2005, 9am PST
House prices in most capital cities in Australias have doubled, putting them out of reach for young Australian families.
The Australian
December 6, 2005, 2pm PST
U.N. scientific panel reports on what it says may be the first example of people being formally displaced due to rising sea levels caused by global warming.
Science News
December 2, 2005, 2pm PST
Mazda is recommending employees walk rather than drive to work.
New York Times, AP.
December 1, 2005, 2pm PST
Joshua Muldavin writes that the massive chemical contamination of China's Songhua River is but a symptom of an unsustainable global economy in which rural areas bear the environmental costs of global industrialization and consumption.
November 23, 2005, 1pm PST
Is Melbourne experiencing a populist revolt against the city's smart growth Melbourne 2030 development plan?
The Australian
November 3, 2005, 12pm PST
Millions of rural Chinese have moved to the largest cities, seeking jobs, but without formal access or rights to services. Chinese officials are concerned that the unequal treatment of urban and rural residents may lead to social instability.
BBC News
November 3, 2005, 7am PST
Bob Day, president of the Australian Housing Industry Association, challenges the idea that sprawl is bad, and suggests that policies that promote urban density are the foundation of the country's housing affordability crisis.
Housing Industry Association Ltd. (Australia)
October 26, 2005, 11am PDT
Political leaders in China are hard at work devising incentives to make local leaders more environmentally conscious with development projects.
The Economist
October 25, 2005, 1pm PDT
Residents in a suburb north of Melbourne are still waiting for a promised transit extension.
The Age
October 21, 2005, 6am PDT
The impact of China's industrial growth on its own lands, waters and peoples has been recognized; now we are seeing its effects on the rest of the world.
The Independent (UK)
October 8, 2005, 1pm PDT
Chinese government officials are developing the the '11th Five-Year Plan' to redirect policy from growth for growth's sake to a more sustainable model that would emphasize an 'all-around well-off society'.
Environmental News Network