Environment And Nature

China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

Oct 18, 2018

Chinese emergency services say about 6,000 people have been evacuated after a landslide in Tibet blocked the flow of one of the region's key rivers, creating a lake that could endanger downstream areas in India

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US

Oct 17, 2018

Tesla Inc. secures land in Shanghai for first electric car factory outside the United States

Weeping relatives receive bodies of South Korean climbers

Oct 17, 2018

Relatives wept in grief as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they died in a storm last week

US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

Oct 17, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sees first-hand the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War

Tokyo to 'screen off' bacteria for Olympic swimming in bay

Oct 5, 2018

Tokyo organizers says E. Coli, other bacteria will meet 'agreed limits' for Tokyo Bay swim events at 2020 Olympics

Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to stalling problems

Oct 5, 2018

Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to potential stalling problems

Famed Tsukiji fish market uneasy over move to new site

Oct 5, 2018

Move of Tokyo's famed Tsukiji fish market fans unease over new site's safety and worries tourists won't visit

Japan to revise northern Pacific sei whaling program

Oct 4, 2018

Japan says it will revise one of its two major research whaling programs after an international organization said bringing home and selling sei whale violates a convention protecting endangered species

Thailand keeping 'The Beach' of movie fame closed for rehab

Oct 4, 2018

Thailand extending closure of a beautiful bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" until it recovers from years of environment damage caused by too many tourists

Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake

Oct 4, 2018

A volcano has erupted on the same central Indonesian island as an earlier earthquake, but no evacuations were ordered