Environment And Nature

Monkey Punch, creator of megahit Japan comic Lupin III, dies

Apr 17, 2019

Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III, has died at age of 81

China seizes 2,700 ivory tusks in massive smuggling case

Apr 15, 2019

China has seized more than 2,700 ivory tusks in what customs authorities are calling the country's biggest smuggling case in years

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Apr 12, 2019

Archaeologists who discovered fossils from a human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines plan more diggings and better protection of the caves where the remains were unearthed

2 busts in Singapore reveal 38,000 endangered pangolins lost

Apr 11, 2019

Singapore seizes record haul of more than 28 tons of pangolin scales belonging to 38,000 mammals, spurring calls for more protection by wildlife groups

Japan lifts evacuation in parts of Fukushima plant hometown

Apr 10, 2019

Japan has partially lifted an evacuation order in one of the two hometowns of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant for the first time

China says lightning caused forest fire that killed 31

Apr 6, 2019

Investigators say lighting sparked a forest fire in mountainous western China last month that killed 27 firefighters and four local helpers

Firefighters extinguish most of South Korean forest blaze

Apr 5, 2019

Firefighters extinguished most of a forest fire in South Korea's mountainous northern coast after the blaze destroyed 135 homes and forced more than 4,000 to flee region that hosted the Winter Olympics

Coastal forest fire kills 2, destroys 120 homes in S. Korea

Apr 5, 2019

A forest fire burning in the mountainous region where South Korea hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics has destroyed 120 homes and caused two deaths, authorities said as thousands of people fled

Firefighters contain fire in China's mountains where 30 died

Apr 2, 2019

Firefighters have contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 of their colleagues

Air is so dirty in northern Thailand, leader flies to see it

Apr 2, 2019

The air hanging over Thailand's far north has become so polluted that it has drawn a visit by the prime minister to see in person what is being called a severe health crisis