Monthly Archives: January 28, 2010

  • Facing America’s demons (1)

    January 28, 2010

    The treatment of indigenous peoples in the United States has left a stain on the past that China should not ignore, argues Judith Shapiro.

  • Facing America’s demons (2)

    January 28, 2010

    White settlers in America uprooted indigenous people from their lands, causing untold environmental and cultural destruction. In the second segment of a three-part article, Judith Shapiro tells the story of one tribe.

  • Facing America’s demons (3)

    January 27, 2010

    In the conclusion of a three-part article on American Indians, Judith Shapiro urges China to heed the grievous mistakes of the United States in the development of its lands.

  • Restoring the grasslands?

    January 26, 2010

    China has introduced a number of policies to protect the environment of the grasslands. But studies suggest the ecological and social benefits of such measures have been overstated, writes Emily Yeh

  • Policies for an eco-plateau

    January 25, 2010

    Climate change poses new threats to life on the grasslands of the Tibetan plateau. Beth Walker introduces a week-long series about government responses to the challenge, their environmental and social effects.

  • The Mekong under threat

    January 15, 2010

    South-east Asia’s longest river has been transformed in the past three decades. Now, the food security of the Lower Mekong Basin hangs in the balance, writes Milton Osborne.

  • Natural disasters cost $380 billion last year

    January 10, 2010

    Natural disasters in 2011 exerted the costliest toll in history — a whopping $380 billion worth of losses from earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, tsunamis and more.