Burma News

Burma warns of deforestation crisis

An official warned that Myanmar is facing a deforestation crisis due to poor forest management, illegal logging, and fuelwood collection, reports Chinese state media. U Thein Lwin, secretary of the…

Burma: slowly opening its doors

Bagan temple, Myanmar. As a 'road junky', I know what you're thinking: 'Burma is reforming so quickly, let's rush off to Burma before tourists snatch up all its unspoiled beauty!'…

UN: wild teak forests declining

Young teak trees growing in a plantation in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Wild teak forests continue to decline, threatening genetic diversity, while commercial planted teak forests are…

Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2011

Victories won by activists around the world tops our list of the big environmental stories of the year. In this photo: a young woman is placed in handcuffs and arrested…