101 East

China's Underwater Hunt

A group of Chinese scientists embarks on a daring deep-sea mission in the hunt for rare resources and unique creatures.

Indonesia

Drowning in waste, Bali steps up battle against plastic

The Indonesian resort isle is drowning in waste, authorities are banning single-use plastics.

Bali looks to turn the tide on Indonesia's plastic waste

Brazil

Brazil minister blasted for calling Amazon defender 'irrelevant'

Ricardo Salles questions the role of famous Amazon forest defender as he 'advanced his own interests'.

Brazil minister blasted for calling Amazon defender 'irrelevant'

Indigenous rights

Brazil's Pataxo depended on a river that's now polluted with mud

The Pataxo indigenous tribe's main source of food and water was destroyed after January's dam collapse in eastern Brazil

Brazil's Pataxo depended on a river that's now polluted with mud

Environment

Politicians failing in age of 'environmental breakdown': report

Spiralling environmental crises threaten the 'collapse of key social and economic systems', think-tank warns.

Politicians failing in age of 'environmental breakdown': report

Environment

Malaysia makes record seizure of endangered pangolins

TRAFFIC says discovery shows threat from both local poaching and international trade to critically endangered creature.

Malaysia makes record seizure of endangered pangolins

Environment

World faces 'catastrophic' risks over insect extinction

Global insect population could vanish within 100 years creating a 'frightening' threat to the Earth's ecosystems.

Special series

Toxic City: The Cost of Gold Mining in South Africa

Mountains of waste from Johannesburg's omnipresent gold industry may be ruining the health of nearby residents.

Asia

Death and disease in India's Yamuna River

The cause of the high levels of pollution that is killing marine life.

Global Warming

Alarm sounded as polar bears 'invade' Russian Arctic archipelago

Polar bears are affected by global warming with melting Arctic ice forcing them to spend more time on land.

Alarm sounded as polar bears 'invade' Russian Arctic archipelago

Counting the Cost

5G economics: Is the Internet in danger of splitting?

Examining the future of the Internet, 5G, and connecting the 3.5 billion people across the globe who don't have access.

Inside Story

World's highest glaciers are melting, billions at risk

Scientists warn at least a third of them will be gone by the end of the century - even if climate change is stopped now.

Water

'In Basra, people avoid doctors. They might find they've cancer'

In recent months, some 118,000 people in Iraqi city have been hospitalised due to water-related illnesses, experts say.

'In Basra, people avoid doctors. They might find they've cancer'

Business & Economy

Democrats push for a Green New Deal to combat climate change

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey lay out plan to fight climate change and create jobs.

Democrats push for a Green New Deal to combat climate change

Climate SOS

Melting ice sheets may soon unleash 'climate chaos': Study

Antarctic-Greenland meltwater could destabilise the climate system and accelerate weather fluctuations in just decades.

Melting ice sheets may soon unleash 'climate chaos': Study