Category Archives: Air Pollution

Triggers of Upheaval

By Julian Dierkes The sense of political crisis and frustration is rampant in Mongolia at the moment. But, there does not seem to be any widespread mobilization against the government, either main party, or the political system. Whether that is … Continue reading

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MNB World Interview

In August, Julian Dierkes was interviewed on MNB World by Belgutei Tumendemberel.

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Berkeley Conference “Deadly Modernity”

By Julian Dierkes The Mongolia Initiative at UC Berkeley’s Institute of East Asian Studies hosted a conference entitled “Deadly Modernity: The Environmental Crisis Behind Mongolia’s Swift Development” March 10-12, 2016. I don’t think anyone was tweeting from the conference, but … Continue reading

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Mongolia in the 2014 Social Progress Index

[This post was written jointly by Undral Amarsaikhan and Julian Dierkes] On April 2, the Social Progressive Imperative released its 2014 Social Progress Index. For the first time, this included Mongolia. The Social Progressive Index is an index of indices … Continue reading

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Early Ideas and Reflections on the Atmosphere Surrounding the 2012 Elections

MA Asia Pacific Policy Studies student Brandon Miliate’s first election observations from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Continue reading

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Interesting Mining Project out of Vancouver aimed at Domestic Consumption not China

Vancouver-based Prophecy Coal is pursuing a mining project eying domestic Mongolian consumption rather than exports to China. Continue reading

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Mongolia Lecture Series: Christa Hasenkopf “Clearing the air: The story of the pollution crisis in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia”

Dr. Christa Hasenkopf presents her research on air pollution in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in UBC’s Mongolia Lecture Series. Continue reading

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Mongolia Presentation at AAAS: Christa Hasenkopf “Science Communication on a Shoestring”

Christa Hasenkopf will be presenting her research on air pollution in Ulaanbaatar at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver on February 19, 2012. Continue reading

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Air pollution in Ulaanbaatar reaches alarming levels

An article published by Canadian and Mongolian researchers last week argues that nearly 10 percent of Ulaanbaatar city’s total mortality are attributable to outdoor air pollution. The article shows that a major source of air pollution in the city is … Continue reading

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