Environment

Chinese premier meets with Tesla's Musk as trade talks end

Jan 9, 2019

Chinese premier meets with Tesla's Musk as trade talks with US end

Giving up gas: China's Shenzhen switches to electric taxis

Jan 8, 2019

One of China's major cities has reached an environmental milestone: an almost all electric-powered taxi fleet

US fossil fuel exports spur growth, climate worries

Dec 27, 2018

The boom in U.S. fossil-fuel production has been matched by a rush on the other side of the Pacific to build the tankers needed to help supply the seemingly unquenchable thirst for energy among Asia's top economies

US fossil fuel exports spur growth, climate worries

Dec 27, 2018

The boom in U.S. fossil-fuel production has been matched by a rush on the other side of the Pacific to build the tankers needed to help supply the seemingly unquenchable thirst for energy among Asia's top economies

Japan says Chinese trawler fled with its inspectors on board

Dec 27, 2018

Japan says it protested to Beijing that a Chinese trawler suspected of poaching off Japan's southern coast sailed away with Japanese inspectors on board; China disputed the boat had crossed the border to fish

Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic

Dec 26, 2018

Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts but it will no longer hunt the animals in the Antarctic

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

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