Environment

China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

Jun 16, 2018

China fires back at Trump tariff hike by increasing duties on US soybeans, electric cars, other goods

China auto sales rise 7.9 percent in May as electrics surge

Jun 12, 2018

China's auto sales rose 7.9 percent in May from a year earlier as purchases of electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles more than doubled to 102,000

Honda, GM to develop electric vehicle batteries together

Jun 7, 2018

Honda Motor Co. of Japan and U.S. automaker General Motors Co. are going to work together in developing batteries for electric vehicles, mainly for the North American market

Swimmer sets off in attempt to be first to cross Pacific

Jun 5, 2018

Professional distance swimmer Ben Lecomte has set off from Japan to San Francisco in an attempt to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean

Orangutan forest being logged despite Indonesian gov't vow

Jun 5, 2018

Environmentalists say a tropical forest that's home to critically endangered orangutans is being logged more than a year after Indonesia's government ordered a halt to the forest's exploitation

China: Smaller trade surplus, OK. But tech concessions? No.

Jun 4, 2018

China says it will narrow its trade surplus with the United States but rejects pressure to change technology development tactics seen as a path to prosperity and its rightful place as a global leader

Panda takes excursion into town in southwestern China

Jun 1, 2018

A highly social giant panda out for a stroll has surprised and delighted residents of a town in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan

Forests watchdog sends ultimatum to Indonesian paper giant

May 30, 2018

The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has sent a come clean ultimatum to the one of the world's largest paper companies and its Indonesian owners following evidence it continues to cut down tropical forests

Thai police probe suspected illegal e-waste recycling

May 25, 2018

Police have raided factories near Bangkok that allegedly are processing illegally imported electronic waste

Thailand to up controls on paraquat, other farm chemicals

May 23, 2018

The Thai government has tightened restrictions on use of the weed killer paraquat amid mounting concerns over health risks, especially for farmers

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