Environment And Nature

Philippines' Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018

Dec 17, 2018

The Philippines' Catriona Gray has been named Miss Universe 2018, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation

Indonesia's Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash

Dec 16, 2018

A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky

Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

Dec 14, 2018

Japan's central government has started main reclamation work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Nov 21, 2018

A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach including 115 drinking cups, 25 bags and two flip-flops

China suspends rules allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading

Nov 13, 2018

China says it is suspending rule changes allowing the trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts, following an outcry from environmental groups

Philippine island once called 'cesspool' reopens to tourists

Oct 26, 2018

Boatloads of tourists sailed Friday to Boracay island, which Philippine officials reopened to visitors after a six-month closure to clean waters the president had called a "cesspool" due to years of overcrowding, partying and neglect

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

Oct 22, 2018

On the edge of the Third Pole, a retreating glacier draws tourists and worries over climate change

Philippine police: Gunmen kill 9 people who occupied farm

Oct 21, 2018

Philippine police say gunmen have killed nine members of a farmers' group who occupied a part of a privately owned sugarcane plantation

China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

Oct 18, 2018

Chinese emergency services say about 6,000 people have been evacuated after a landslide in Tibet blocked the flow of one of the region's key rivers, creating a lake that could endanger downstream areas in India

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US

Oct 17, 2018

Tesla Inc. secures land in Shanghai for first electric car factory outside the United States