Environment And Nature

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

S. Korea proposes rain project with China to clean Seoul air

Mar 6, 2019

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in his country, where increasing pollution has caused alarm

China sets robust growth target to shore up cooling economy

Mar 5, 2019

China sets robust economic growth target amid trade battle with Washington and plans 7.5 percent rise in military spending

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

5 years on, Malaysia open to proposals to resume MH370 hunt

Mar 3, 2019

Malaysia's transport minister says the government is open to new proposals to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, as families of passengers commemorated the fifth anniversary of the jet's disappearance

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

Indonesian forest fires highlight president's campaign gaffe

Feb 19, 2019

Indonesia's disaster agency says deliberately set fires are burning through peatlands in the province of Riau, just two days after President Joko Widodo incorrectly claimed there'd been no forest fires for several years

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