Five containers of waste has been sent back to Seattle from Indonesia's second-biggest city of Surabaya.
On National Day of Sweden, The Irrawaddy interviewed the Swedish ambassador to discuss what Myanmar can learn from his country’s experience in environmental issues.
Prison authorities say Ko Tun Myint Win died due to alcohol withdrawal syndrome but his family believe he was tortured while in detention.
Those returning from the 8,850-meter mountain say its slopes are littered with human excrement, used oxygen bottles, torn tents, ropes and trash left behind by climbers.
Film critics say the devastating elemental forces unleashed in the 35th Godzilla film hold up a mirror to real-world fears of the results of man-made environmental devastation.
This year’s drought has ravaged crops, killed livestock, emptied reservoirs and hit city dwellers and supplies to some industries.
Police say the protesters did not act in accordance with the law as the company has permission from the government to construct the factory.
"Baaaaaaaaa bye," a foreign secretary from the Philippines tweeted, as a container ship full of Canadian trash departed a Filipino port on a return trip to Canada.
Move targets Chinese farmers, who often use proxies or bribery to obtain land and are known for excessive use of chemical fertilizers.
A further five locals were arrested for trespassing on protected land as authorities crack down on illegal China-owned banana plantations in Kachin State.
As Myanmar faces environmental emergencies, the Parliament’s approval to join an intergovernmental committee on climate change offers a needed step in the right direction.
Two villagers arrested; protesters refuse to allow firefighters to enter site after setting fires, but relent after negotiating with police.
The Doi Tung Development Project is held up by the United Nations as a model for ending narcotic drug cultivation and improving the lives of indigenous communities.
Sand extraction has increased pollution and flooding, lowered groundwater levels, hurt marine life, and exacerbated the occurrence and severity of landslides and drought.
Dangerous diets have taken over as the world’s biggest killer, as healthier traditional foods are being shunned for Western fast-food diets laden with sugar, salt and fat.