Tagged: Vietnam

Ivory up in flames, but who really noticed? How messages on elephant poaching might be missed - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 13, 2018

Matthew H. Holden, The University of Queensland; Alexander Richard Braczkowski, The University of Queensland; Christopher O’Bryan, The University of Queensland; Duan Biggs, Griffith University; Hugh Possingham, The University of Queensland; James Allan, The University of Queensland, and James Watson, The University of Queensland This article was … Read More

Poor little Pangolins – Driven headlong to extinction by human greed and stupidity - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Feb 20, 2018

Pangolins are strange little creatures, with their diet of ants and termites, and the entire outer surface of their bodies covered with armour-like scales (face, belly and the inner surfaces of the limbs are either hairy or naked). When in danger, pangolins are able to roll up in a ball, presenting only that armoured surface to a predator. Actually, … Read More

Trade agreements and the new TPP - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Jan 24, 2018

And so it appears that agreement has now been reached on a TPP-like agreement, minus the United States. We haven’t yet seen the details (although this MFAT note is useful), but all the comments late last year suggested that the new agreement would stick as closely to the previously-agreed, but not ratified, TPP as possible (but presumably without … Read More

Quality matters: alcohol edition - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Aug 23, 2017

I’ve noted John Gibson’s work showing that standard demand estimation techniques overestimate the price elasticity of demand for sugary drinks, and consequently overestimate the effects of soda taxes. Gibson shows that, because most empirical work uses household expenditure on the product category divided by some measure of average price, that work bunches together consumer shifts along both quality and quantity … Read More

Exploring Indochina – a series - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 12, 2016

In September – October 2015, I completed a fantastic cycling trip through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, taking in such wonderful sights as Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City and rural Thailand along the way. Our trip route Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting a series of blogs and photos from that fantastic … Read More

Adapting to climate change in Vietnam and the Philippines - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 27, 2011

I stumbled across a documentary programme on BBC World during the weekend, Nature Inc. It visited two Asian regions where the impacts of climate change are being experienced and described the active local measures under way to cope with them. It’s the sort of programme we ought to be seeing a great deal more of [...] … Read More

Casualties of Climate Change - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jan 14, 2011

As we watch the devastation of the Queensland flooding it’s timely to be reminded of climate change impacts being experienced and anticipated in other parts of the world.  In the latest issue of The Scientific American three researchers have written an article — Casualties of Climate Change — in which they suggest that climate-forced migration [...] … Read More