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Nannalin "Fleur" Pornprasertsom, 14, surveys bleached corals during her coral conservation and citizen science course at Black Turtle Dive, around Koh Tao island in the southern Thai province of Surat Thani, on June 14.
Jun 27, 2024
Divers become conservationists as corals bleach all over the world
Coral bleaching has been recorded in more than 60 countries since early 2023.
Two Javan rhinos in Ujung Kulon national park in Indonesia's Banten province. In 2023, a newborn Javan rhino in Indonesia raised hopes for the highly endangered species.
Jun 19, 2024
Javan rhino clings to survival after Indonesia poaching wave
Conservationists fear poachers have killed up to a third of the surviving population, possibly with inside help.
Projections consistently show that low-lying Bangkok risks being inundated by the ocean before the end of the century.
May 16, 2024
Climate change could force Thailand to relocate its capital, official warns
Projections consistently show that low-lying Bangkok risks being inundated by the ocean before the end of the century.
Workers plow a field at the site of an economic land concession outside Praeus K'ak village in Cambodia's Preah Vihear province on Dec. 6.
Dec 24, 2023
'Doom for forests': Fears over new Cambodia land grants
Thousands are affected by economic land concessions (ELCs) — land grants to businesses that experts say have driven deforestation and dispossession.
Researchers prepare to conduct a mapping survey of a reforested area on a hillside near Chiang Mai, Thailand.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Dec 18, 2023
In Thailand, drones help solve forest carbon capture riddle
Drones are part of an increasingly sophisticated arsenal used by scientists to understand forests and their role in the battle against climate change.
Japan Times
May 17, 2023
The second life of Hiroshima's origami cranes
For a decade, the Daisho-in Buddhist temple on Miyajima island, facing Hiroshima, has held ritual burnings of the millions of origami cranes sent to the city each year.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 28, 2023
'Love hormone'? Not so fast, new study suggests.
The 'love hormone' oxytocin has long been thought key to behaviors, including pairing up with a partner and nurturing offspring, but a new study in prairie voles is raising doubts.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 24, 2023
How three dust specks reveal an asteroid's secrets
The minute particles show some space rocks are vastly older than was thought, and are much tougher — which could mean we need bolder ways to prevent catastrophic collisions with Earth.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 11, 2023
Super-resistant mosquitoes in Asia pose growing threat, study says
Health authorities commonly fog mosquito-infested areas with insecticide, and resistance has long been a concern, but the scale of the problem was not well understood.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 19, 2022
Climate change may boost Arctic 'virus spillover' risk
Viruses need hosts like humans, animals, plants or fungi to replicate and spread, and occasionally they can jump to a new one that lacks immunity, as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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JAPAN / History
Jul 31, 2022
The centuries-old mines stirring South Korea-Japan tensions
Some of the gold and silver mines of Sado are believed to have started operating as early as the 12th century and produced until after World War II.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2022
Modern phoenix: The bird brought back from extinction in Japan
The revival of the toki population in Niigata Prefecture is a rare conservation success story when 1 in 8 bird species globally are threatened with extinction.


Akiko Trush says her experience with the neurological disorder dystonia left her feeling like she wanted to chop her own hand off.
The neurological disorder that 'kills culture'