Environment

Malaysia shuts 111 schools as toxic waste sickens students

Mar 13, 2019

Malaysia's government has ordered 111 schools in southern Johor state to close after toxic waste illegally dumped into a river sickened scores of students and teachers

China sets aside crops for wild elephants to spare farmers

Mar 10, 2019

China is growing crops specifically for wild elephants to graze on in an effort to spare the livelihoods of local farmers

Over 1,500 turtles found inside luggage in Philippines

Mar 5, 2019

Philippine authorities have found more than 1,500 live turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport

Indonesia court allows dam in orangutan habitat to proceed

Mar 5, 2019

Environmentalists have lost a court challenge to a Chinese-backed dam in Indonesia that will rip through the habitat of the most critically endangered orangutan species

China county suspends fracking after quakes worry residents

Feb 26, 2019

A county in western China has suspended drilling for shale gas after fracking work was suspected of causing earthquakes that caused two deaths

China backs Tanzania prison sentence for 'ivory queen'

Feb 20, 2019

China says it backs Tanzania's sentencing of a Chinese woman labeled the "ivory queen" to 15 years in jail for smuggling elephant tusks

Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

Feb 18, 2019

Indonesia's presidential candidates debated pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires _ and unicorns

Indonesia land-burning fines unpaid years after fires

Feb 15, 2019

Indonesian plantation companies fined for burning huge areas of land since 2009 have failed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties meant to hold them accountable for actions that took a devastating environmental and human toll

Wildlife group: Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul

Feb 12, 2019

A wildlife monitoring group says Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin and pangolin products in eastern Sabah state, the biggest such bust in the country

China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

Feb 9, 2019

China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country's vital pork industry

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