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Smog Carried From Asia to Western U.S., Study Says

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Experts say Asian smog accounts for 29% increase in baseline ozone since 1984.

Ozone from Asia is wafting across the Pacific on springtime winds and boosting the amount of the smog-producing gas found in the skies above the Western United States, researchers said in a study released Wednesday. The study, published in the journal Nature, looks at a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists in the last decade: Ground-level ozone has dropped in cities thanks to tighter pollution......read more

Wind Farm Set To Break Ground in Mongolia

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Project looks to exploit Asian country's enormous renewable energy potential

Construction on Mongolia's first wind farm is set to begin next week. The $120 million project will meet 5 percent of the nation's energy demands. The 50 megawatt wind farm is the first-ever private energy enterprise the arid East Asian country, which currently gets nearly all of its energy from coal. Mongolia is made up of a vast desert, with abundant opportunities for renewable......read more

A Tale of Two Rooftops

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Latest Perennial Plate episode stars rooftop gardeners in Beijing and Hong Kong

In the latest episode of The Perennial Plate, series creators Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine travel to East Asia, where urban farming is beginning to take hold on empty rooftops. The clip introduces us to Osbert Lam at City Farm in Hong Kong and Guichun Zhang in Beijing, each of whom have created rooftop garden oases in their respective cities. In both cases, it seems like the motives......read more

Amazing Asian Landscape Photos by Raphael Olivier

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Shanghai-based commercial photographer shows an eye for landscapes

In the middle of the work week, it's always good to take a moment to transport your mind somewhere else. These extraordinary landscape photos from French photographer Raphaël Olivier should do just the trick. Olivier, who lives in Shanghai, takes time from busy editorial and commercial work to seek out epic landscapes all around the Asian continent. From the soaring Karakoram mountain......read more

Thai Soba Noodle Bowl

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Sprouted Kitchen's pan-Asian noodle bonanza

In our humble opinion, Japanese soba noodles are the creme de la creme of Asian noodles. Served warm or cold, the squarish buckwheat noodles find their way into an inordinate amount of our home-cooked meals. At Sprouted Kitchen, Sara Forte combines Japanese and Thai culinary influences with this warming noodle bowl that brings together the best of both worlds. Catch SK's Thal Soba Noodle Bowl......read more

Moments In Asia

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Watch a Finnish filmmaker's visual diary of his journey through the East, shot entirely on iPhone

Last spring, Helsinki-based filmmaker Markus Kontiainen took a month-long trip through Asia and documented the whole thing using his iPhone 5s. The resulting footage, slowed down to a snail's pace and set to a dramatic soundtrack, nicely captures the wonder of a first-timer's journey to the East. Says Kontianen: I spent 35 days exploring 11 different cities in Japan, China and Southeast Asia......read more

Bali, Je T'Aime

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Beautiful postcard video from Southeast Asia

If you've never wanted to go to Bali, expect that to change after watching Bali, Je T'Aime ("Bali, I Love You"), which offers up a dreamy depiction of the Indonesian island. The piece was shot on a Canon 5D Mark II by Moscow's Andrew Melikov (aka Art Island), who beautifully highlights the indelible connection between Balinese culture and the surrounding environment.  Bali, Je......read more

Thailand on Film by Varunyoo Thongdee

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Dreamy analog images of southeast Asia

In the hot, sticky climate of southeast Asia, time slows down to a torpid pace. There's not much you want to do beside find some shade and chill out. Thai photographer Varunyoo Thongdee captures the mood nicely in the analog images he shoots in his homeland. With various western female travelers acting acting as his as muses, Varunyoo shoots dreamy photos of languid moments in the tropical heat.......read more

Sesame Kale Salad

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Delicious Asian-style goodness from Fresh 365

If you grow veggies, kale is a no-brainer. It's super hardy and easy to grow, and you can grow choice varieties and harvest the fresh leaves when they are young and tasty. We're working on finding the best kale dishes around. This Sesame Kale Salad comes from Erin at Fresh 365, who made it from a bunch of leftover kale from her CSA. It worked out so well, she's going to seek out......read more

Abie Abdillah: Rattan Chairs

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Sustainable seating out of Southeast Asia.

Indonesian furniture designer Abie Abdillah has a thing for rattan, the super abundant, highly renewable palm found in tropical climates around the world. Which is cool because so do we. Like bamboo, rattan is a fast-growing plant that's great for sustainable design. What makes it extra special is its strength and bendability. Designboom shared some pics of Abdillah's latest rattan......read more

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