Environment And Nature

Jakarta's 1st subway to ease frustration, sweat and fumes

Mar 19, 2019

Commuting in Indonesia's gridlocked capital will for some involve less frustration, sweat and fumes when its first subway line opens later this month

Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill over 80

Mar 18, 2019

Flash floods and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province, killing at least 79 people and leaving dozens missing

Quake-triggered landslide kills 2 on Indonesia's Lombok

Mar 17, 2019

Officials say an earthquake has triggered a landslide that hit a popular waterfall on Indonesia's Lombok island, killing at least two people and injuring dozens

Philippine water shortage forces cuts for 6.8 million people

Mar 15, 2019

About 6.8 million people have been affected by a water shortage in the Philippine capital, with lines forming for rationed water and businesses and some hospitals struggling to cope

Malaysia shuts 111 schools as toxic waste sickens students

Mar 13, 2019

Malaysia's government has ordered 111 schools in southern Johor state to close after toxic waste illegally dumped into a river sickened scores of students and teachers

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