Environment And Nature

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

2 Indonesian volcanoes spew lava in new eruptions

Feb 8, 2019

Two volcanoes in Indonesia have spewed fresh lava down their slopes, in the latest of several eruptions in less than two weeks

Lava, gas flowing out Indonesia volcano sends people fleeing

Feb 5, 2019

An eruption of one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes has sent lava and searing gas clouds out the crater and made villagers leave the slopes

In year of the pig, Hong Kong has had enough of wild ones

Feb 5, 2019

Hong Kong ushers in the year of the pig while studying how to reduce potentially dangerous encounters between people and wild boars

Hong Kong makes record seizure of pangolin scales, ivory

Feb 2, 2019

Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted a record 8.3 tons of pangolin scales and hundreds of elephant tusks worth more than $8 million

Bangkok flies drones as PM warns of costs in pollution fight

Feb 1, 2019

Drones are spraying water to try to reduce air pollution around Bangkok while the governor invited critics to brainstorm better ideas to improve air quality in the Thai capital

IAEA urges Japan to take ample time in Fukushima cleanup

Jan 31, 2019

The International Atomic Energy Agency has urged Japan to spend ample time in developing a decommissioning plan for the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant and to be honest with the public about remaining uncertainties

Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns

Jan 30, 2019

More than 400 schools in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, have been shut due to increasing concern over dangerously unhealthy air pollution