Environment

Indonesian walking 700 kilometers backward to save forests

Aug 22, 2019

An Indonesian man is walking more than 700 kilometers (430 miles) backward from his home in eastern Java to the country's capital to raise awareness about deforestation

Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water

Aug 9, 2019

The utility company operating Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant says it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years

Indonesia's leader says sinking Jakarta needs giant sea wall

Jul 27, 2019

Indonesia's president says he wants to see the speedy construction of a giant sea wall to prevent the low-lying capital of Jakarta from sinking under the sea

UN finds organized crime expanding in Southeast Asia

Jul 18, 2019

A U.N. report says organized crime syndicates in Southeast Asia are flourishing in the illegal trafficking of drugs, wildlife, counterfeit goods and people

Trade, climate change, Iran focus as G-20 leaders meet

Jun 27, 2019

Prospects for detente in the trade war between the United States and China are in the spotlight as President Donald Trump and other world leaders gather in Osaka, Japan, for a summit of the Group of 20 nations

Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summit

Jun 27, 2019

Japan hopes to lead world in reducing plastic waste, but the goal will be hard to achieve in a country where even a single-banana is sold plastic-wrapped

UN agencies urge stronger efforts to stop illegal fishing

Jun 5, 2019

Major United Nations agencies are urging key fishing nations to join efforts to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

Toyota reports dip in quarterly profit, projects recovery

May 8, 2019

Toyota sees 4% dip in 1Q profit on weaker vehicle sales in North America

Taiwan's president reaffirms anti-nuclear stance at march

Apr 27, 2019

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has reaffirmed her opposition to nuclear power before marching with anti-nuclear protesters

Xi: China wants to expand sprawling infrastructure project

Apr 27, 2019

Xi calls for more countries to join China's sprawling infrastructure-building initiative as other leaders expressed support for a project Washington worries is building Beijing's strategic influence