Environment

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

US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

Oct 17, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sees first-hand the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War

Tokyo to 'screen off' bacteria for Olympic swimming in bay

Oct 5, 2018

Tokyo organizers says E. Coli, other bacteria will meet 'agreed limits' for Tokyo Bay swim events at 2020 Olympics

Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to stalling problems

Oct 5, 2018

Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to potential stalling problems

Famed Tsukiji fish market uneasy over move to new site

Oct 5, 2018

Move of Tokyo's famed Tsukiji fish market fans unease over new site's safety and worries tourists won't visit

Japan to revise northern Pacific sei whaling program

Oct 4, 2018

Japan says it will revise one of its two major research whaling programs after an international organization said bringing home and selling sei whale violates a convention protecting endangered species

Treated water at Fukushima nuclear plant still radioactive

Sep 29, 2018

The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant says much of the radioactive water stored there isn't clean enough and needs further treatment if it is to be released into the ocean

Taiwanese use new machines to exchange trash for cash

Sep 28, 2018

Residents of Taiwan's capital Taipei are using newly installed machines called "iTrash booths" to recycle cans and bottles in exchange for credit on their transportation smart cards

Japan to continue to push resumption of commercial whaling

Sep 27, 2018

A senior Japanese whaling negotiator says Tokyo will continue to push for a resumption of commercial whaling despite the recent defeat of its proposal by the International Whaling Commission