Environment And Nature

In year of the pig, Hong Kong has had enough of wild ones

Feb 5, 2019

Hong Kong ushers in the year of the pig while studying how to reduce potentially dangerous encounters between people and wild boars

Hong Kong makes record seizure of pangolin scales, ivory

Feb 2, 2019

Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted a record 8.3 tons of pangolin scales and hundreds of elephant tusks worth more than $8 million

Bangkok flies drones as PM warns of costs in pollution fight

Feb 1, 2019

Drones are spraying water to try to reduce air pollution around Bangkok while the governor invited critics to brainstorm better ideas to improve air quality in the Thai capital

IAEA urges Japan to take ample time in Fukushima cleanup

Jan 31, 2019

The International Atomic Energy Agency has urged Japan to spend ample time in developing a decommissioning plan for the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant and to be honest with the public about remaining uncertainties

Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns

Jan 30, 2019

More than 400 schools in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, have been shut due to increasing concern over dangerously unhealthy air pollution

Indonesia's Merapi volcano unleashes river of lava

Jan 30, 2019

Indonesia's volatile Mount Merapi volcano has unleashed a river of lava that flowed 4,590 feet down its slopes

Japan whalers discuss plan to resume commercial hunt July 1

Jan 24, 2019

Japanese whalers have discussed plans to resume their commercial hunting along the northeastern coast on July 1, for the first time in three decades

Toyota, Panasonic announce venture for green auto batteries

Jan 22, 2019

Toyota, Panasonic set Corp. set green auto battery joint venture

China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers

Jan 21, 2019

China says it will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Everest from the northern face by 1/3 this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world's highest peak

World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

Jan 20, 2019

The world's oldest man has died at his home _ a hot springs inn _ in northern Japan at the age of 113