Environment

East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out

Jan 15, 2018

A Chinese transport ministry spokesman says the fire in a pool of oil from a sunken tanker in the East China Sea has burned out

Thailand seizes large elephant tusks worth over $450,000

Jan 12, 2018

Thai authorities have seized 148 kilograms (326 pounds) of African elephant ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport

Second US military chopper makes emergency landing in Japan

Jan 8, 2018

A U.S. military helicopter has made an emergency landing in Japan's Okinawa islands in the second such incident in three days

Oil tanker burning off China's coast at risk of exploding

Jan 8, 2018

Chinese state media say an oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter off China's coast is at risk of exploding and sinking, as authorities from three countries struggle to find its 32 missing crew members and contain spewing oil

Macron appeals to China for partnership in climate, Africa

Jan 8, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron says he will ask Chinese leaders to form a partnership to fight climate change and support African development

32 missing, oil tanker on fire after collision off China

Jan 7, 2018

An Iranian oil tanker has collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing and causing the tanker to spill oil into the sea

Rare Sumatran tiger kills Indonesian palm oil worker

Jan 5, 2018

A rare Sumatran tiger has killed a woman working at a palm oil plantation in western Indonesia in the latest human-tiger conflict in an area hit bit widespread deforestation

Bluefin tuna sold for $320,000 in Tsukiji's last new year

Jan 5, 2018

A 892 pound (405 kilogram) bluefin tuna has been sold for 36.5 million yen ($320,000) in what may really be Tsukiji market's last auction at its current site in downtown Tokyo

Pulp giant stirs new conflicts with Indonesian villagers

Dec 21, 2017

Less than five years after it pledged to end dozens of disputes over land and gain local consent for new plantations in Indonesia, one of the world's largest paper companies is backsliding on those vows.

AP Exclusive: Pulp giant tied to companies accused of fires

Dec 20, 2017

AP Exclusive: Indonesian paper giant Sinarmas is linked to opaque network of shell companies that own plantations accused of stealing lands and starting forest fires

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