Environment And Nature

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

China says 30 killed fighting mountain forest fire

Apr 1, 2019

China says 30 firefighters and others have been killed while battling a forest fire high in the mountains of western Sichuan province

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

Mar 29, 2019

Researchers say Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past 2 decades, shaving 5 years from life expectancy in some regions

Indonesia says arrested Russian smuggled orangutan, lizards

Mar 25, 2019

Indonesian police say they also found geckos and chameleons in the luggage of a Russian tourist who has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Bali

Russian accused of trying to smuggling orangutan out of Bali

Mar 25, 2019

A drugged orangutan and live geckos and lizards were found inside luggage at an airport on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, and a Russian man is being investigated for possible links to wildlife trafficking

Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast

Mar 23, 2019

An explosion at a chemical plant that killed at least 62 people and injured hundreds of others is one of China's worst industrial accidents in recent years