Environment

China monthly car sales pick up in April; EV sales double

May 11, 2018

Chinese car sales rise 11 percent in April as growth in world's biggest auto market picks up steam

Toyota reports improved quarterly profit despite incentives

May 9, 2018

Toyota Motor Corp. is reporting its quarterly profit rose 21 percent as cost cuts and growing sales in some markets offset the damage from higher U.S. incentives

Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat

May 4, 2018

Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydro dam in Indonesia which threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals

Singapore euthanizes 27-year-old polar bear born in tropics

Apr 25, 2018

Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been euthanized by the Singapore Zoo

Chinese automaker plans electric car production in SAfrica

Apr 25, 2018

Chinese automaker BAIC announces plans to produce electric cars in South Africa as Beijing auto show highlights China's growing role in the emerging technology

Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

Apr 24, 2018

A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade

China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions

Apr 22, 2018

Global automakers are showcasing their efforts to create electric cars for China's fast-growing but crowded market at their industry's biggest show of the year

Thai court acquits northeastern gold mine protesters

Apr 19, 2018

A court in Thailand has found seven environmental activists not guilty of violating a law on public gatherings that imposes severe penalties for actions that disrupt public services

Hino, VW partner on hybrids, autonomous drive, technology

Apr 12, 2018

Hino Motors, Toyota's group truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen Truck & Bus of Germany are working together in a partnership on various technologies such as hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity

Philippines to shut polluted isle Duterte called a cesspool

Apr 5, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the temporary closure of Boracay island resort after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development

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