Environment

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

Jan 14, 2019

Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia

Chinese premier meets with Tesla's Musk as trade talks end

Jan 9, 2019

Chinese premier meets with Tesla's Musk as trade talks with US end

Giving up gas: China's Shenzhen switches to electric taxis

Jan 8, 2019

One of China's major cities has reached an environmental milestone: an almost all electric-powered taxi fleet

Japan says Chinese trawler fled with its inspectors on board

Dec 27, 2018

Japan says it protested to Beijing that a Chinese trawler suspected of poaching off Japan's southern coast sailed away with Japanese inspectors on board; China disputed the boat had crossed the border to fish

Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic

Dec 26, 2018

Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts but it will no longer hunt the animals in the Antarctic

Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

Dec 14, 2018

Japan's central government has started main reclamation work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Nov 21, 2018

A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach including 115 drinking cups, 25 bags and two flip-flops

China suspends rules allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading

Nov 13, 2018

China says it is suspending rule changes allowing the trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts, following an outcry from environmental groups

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

Oct 22, 2018

On the edge of the Third Pole, a retreating glacier draws tourists and worries over climate change

Philippine police: Gunmen kill 9 people who occupied farm

Oct 21, 2018

Philippine police say gunmen have killed nine members of a farmers' group who occupied a part of a privately owned sugarcane plantation

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