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  • Yellow dust from deserts in Mongolia and China becomes toxic as it passes through China’s industrial east.Environment,Air pollution,China,Dust storm,Japan,South Korea,Guest Contributor

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  • The 47th Mercosur Summit, in Parana, Entre Rios, Argentina, December 17, 2014. JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images

    Members' protectionism and expanded ties with China undercuts Mercosur's trade goals.Americas,Europe,Argentina,Brazil,China,Cristina Fernández de Kirchner,E.U.,free trade agreement,Investment,Mercosur,Paraguay,Protectionism,Uruguay,Venezuela,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 18, 2015, 1:25 PM EST
  • A Thai police gunboat on the Mekong River searching for drug gangs, May 28, 2013. C ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images

    A multinational crackdown comes as drug production in the Golden Triangle has increased. Asia-Pacific,Cambodia,China,Drugs,Golden Triangle,Heroin,India,Laos,Mekong River,Myanmar,Opium,Smuggling,Thailand,Vietnam,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 10, 2015, 1:20 PM EST