Shifting bureaucrats to Borneo won't solve the problems faced by millions in Jakarta.
For Adam Minter's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Beijing's efforts to manipulate online opinion in Hong Kong and abroad have a long way to go.
Companies should slow the rush to mine the ocean floor until environmental costs are much better understood.
Governments and budget carriers are going to have to find other ways to mitigate the environmental impact of booming air travel.
Forcing rich countries to keep and process all of their own recycling isn't the best way to protect the environment.
Letting the private sector manage the world's highest mountain would reduce overcrowding and improve safety.
Several manned lunar landings are needed if the U.S. wants to head off China in space.
The way officials have responded to the spread of African swine fever has brought back uncomfortable memories of SARS.
The country could make biodegradable products mainstream, but that won't stop its trash from choking the oceans.
As the number of independent travelers rises, Beijing will have a harder time using them to punish countries such as New Zealand.