Environment

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

Samaranch approves Beijing's environmental outlook for 2022

Sep 18, 2018

IOC vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch says he is satisfied that snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won't bring lasting damage to the environment

Wildlife group: Exotic pets trade activity rises on Facebook

Sep 10, 2018

A wildlife monitoring group says research it has conducted since 2016 has found a sharp increase in the number of people belonging to Facebook groups in Thailand where endangered animals are bought and sold

Bangkok meet fails to finalize draft on climate change rules

Sep 9, 2018

An international meeting in Bangkok has fallen short of its aim of completing fruitful preparations so an agreement can be reached in December on guidelines to implement the 2015 Paris climate change agreement

Japan quake toll up to 20 as rescuers dig through landslides

Sep 8, 2018

The toll from an earthquake that rocked Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido has climbed to 20 as the region slowly restores power and transport links

As temperatures rise, farmers plant crops in S.Korean tunnel

Aug 30, 2018

South Korean high-tech tunnel farm seen as key option for sustainable agriculture in era of climate change and an aging workforce

4 killed in Indonesia forest fires; police arrest suspects

Aug 28, 2018

Police in the Indonesian part of Borneo island have arrested more than a dozen people suspected of starting forest fires that have killed at least four people in the past month

Nissan launches China-focused electric car

Aug 27, 2018

A Nissan electric sedan designed for China has rolled off an assembly line, the first of dozens of planned electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market

China reports 4th outbreak this month of African swine fever

Aug 23, 2018

China has reported another outbreak of African swine fever that threatens the country's crucial pork industry, but says it has the situation under control

Heavily pork-reliant China battling African swine fever

Aug 22, 2018

China, the world's largest producer of pork, is battling an African swine fever outbreak that could potentially devastate herds