A report released today criticizes China's plans for two pipelines that will pump natural gas from Burma's offshore reserves, and oil from the Middle East and Africa, both across the country and into China. The pipelines will
(Images: AP)We knew the day of Robo Dumbo would come, we just didn't know it would come so soon. Actually, we couldn't be happier for Motola. After losing her foot to a landmine a decade ago while working in a Thai logging camp, the 48-year-old elephant
I've said it before and I'll continue to say it: Managed properly, and with realistic expectations of crop yields, Jatropha can produce enough oil to be an excellent feedstock for biodiesel. It also can have a number of other environmental benefits, when
These photos, which vividly capture the scope of the tragedy that befell Myanmar (or Burma), were taken by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), the Terra satellite's visual-infrared instrument. The
Cyclone Nargis has just ripped through Myanmar, formerly Burma. While only 5% of the country was hit, it is where 25% of the population lives. Even where people survived with minor damage to their houses, they now face water shortages, food prices have
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is documenting before-and-after satellite images documenting the human-rights abuses occurring in Myanmar. The above "before" image shows a settlement adjacent to rice paddies in 2000.
One of the few remaining hotbeds for endangered biodiversity in Southeast Asia — Myanmar — is slowly but surely being decimated by a resurgence in illegal wildlife trading. Once a refuge for wild macaques, cobras, Burmese star tortoises and pangolins,