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Elections showed Australia’s appetite for climate action. What levers can the new government pull?

Elections showed Australia’s appetite for climate action. What levers can the new government pull?

As the polls closed on Saturday night, most election commentary focused on the dispiriting campaign where both major parties avoided any substantial division on policy issues and instead focused on negatively framing the opposing leader.

More Vietnam boats encroach into Indonesian waters as clampdowns ease

More Vietnam boats encroach into Indonesian waters as clampdowns ease

Illegal fishing by Vietnamese vessels in Indonesian waters has ramped up this year, with locals and fisheries observes blaming a dearth of patrols by Indonesian authorities.

Northern India caught in vicious cycle of heatwaves and forest fires

Northern India caught in vicious cycle of heatwaves and forest fires

This year’s wildfires, compounded by a record-breaking heatwave, are leading to a spike in respiratory diseases among mountain communities.

Weaning Philippine banks away from coal cannot be done overnight—Central Bank chief

Weaning Philippine banks away from coal cannot be done overnight—Central Bank chief

Philippine Central Bank governor Benjamin Diokno downplays local banks still underwriting and selling bonds for coal developers despite public declarations to stop funding the fossil fuel.