A greenhouse gas shipping levy is on the horizon

A charge on emissions for cargo vessels would become the first global carbon price, but disagreements on system design and starting prices remain

Tackling China's floods

People clear a fallen guideboard after typhoon in Shenzhen, Guangdong Article

Improving China’s extreme weather response

The 2021 Henan floods showed the importance of upgrading early warning and response systems nationwide
An aerial view shows a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China July 23 Article

How climate change exacerbated the 2021 Henan floods

Chinese scientists have found that climate change intensified the Henan downpour – and the risk of even worse disasters is increasing

Analysis: China’s northern floods show need for climate adaptation strategy

Now well able to respond to disasters caused by heavy rainfall, what China needs is a long-term strategy for climate adaptation
A resident of Xinyao village, Jiangxi province, attempts to put out a brush fire during this summer’s record-breaking drought in China Article

Nature an underrated ally against flood and drought

More attention is needed on the value of forests in managing water resources to shield against the worst impacts of climate change, writes Claudia Melim-McLeod
<p>Villagers in north-east Thailand’s Dan Khun Thot district hold banners to protest against the pollution of their soil and water sources, which they blame on a nearby potash mine (Image: <a href="https://www.lukeduggleby.com/">Luke Duggleby</a> / China Dialogue)</p>
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The problem with potash: Thailand’s salt-encrusted fields

Communities are resisting plans for more potash mines, which have allegedly polluted the surrounding water and soil

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