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Turning Over a New Leaf: How New Delhi Turned Green

by Shakila Rajendra At the start of 2016, India’s capital city implemented yet another breakthrough initiative in a push to lose the reputation of being...

6 Traditional Plants That are Sources of Medicine

Asians have been using herbs and fruits for medicinal purposes for centuries. Asian Geographic serves up six common plants that have surprising effects on...

What is the IUCN Red List?

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is recognised as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and...

Above Sea Level

(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...

Korea’s Green Growth: Rhetoric or Reality?

by John Power South Korea regularly ranks among Asia’s greatest success stories. Few other countries, after all, can boast of achieving such a rapid transformation...

Red Alert: Treasures at Risk

Animals are among the many natural treasures to which Asia is home. We spotlight the Asian species listed as critically endangered in the IUCN...

Asia’s Most Quake-Prone Countries

Asia's Most Quake-Prone Countries: 1. Indonesia: 50 Occurrences 2. Japan: 31 Occurrences 3. Pakistan: 19 Occurrences 4. Papua New Guinea: 19 Occurrences 5. Russia: 13 Occurrences 6. Solomon Islands: 11...

5 Top Places to See Wildlife in Asia

From the rare Amur tigers of Siberia, to the gangly gibbons of Borneo, Asia has a wealth of wildlife. Some animals freely roam the...

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