Environment

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

Mar 29, 2019

Researchers say Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past 2 decades, shaving 5 years from life expectancy in some regions

Indonesia says arrested Russian smuggled orangutan, lizards

Mar 25, 2019

Indonesian police say they also found geckos and chameleons in the luggage of a Russian tourist who has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Bali

Russian accused of trying to smuggling orangutan out of Bali

Mar 25, 2019

A drugged orangutan and live geckos and lizards were found inside luggage at an airport on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, and a Russian man is being investigated for possible links to wildlife trafficking

Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast

Mar 23, 2019

An explosion at a chemical plant that killed at least 62 people and injured hundreds of others is one of China's worst industrial accidents in recent years

Thai exec guilty in poaching case, cleared of panther charge

Mar 19, 2019

A construction tycoon has been convicted in Thailand on charges related to a high-profile poaching case but was found not guilty of possessing panther carcass seen in photos that sparked public outcry

Death toll from Indonesia floods, mudslides rises to 89

Mar 19, 2019

The death toll from flash floods and mudslides triggered by torrential downpours in eastern Indonesia has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing

Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms

Mar 19, 2019

Asia braces for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms invade corn fields, turning cobs to mush

Orangutan mother blinded by air gun pellets in Indonesia

Mar 19, 2019

An orangutan mother has been blinded after being shot with at least 74 air gun pellets on Indonesia's Sumatra island, where threats to the endangered species have increased

Jakarta's 1st subway to ease frustration, sweat and fumes

Mar 19, 2019

Commuting in Indonesia's gridlocked capital will for some involve less frustration, sweat and fumes when its first subway line opens later this month

Philippine water shortage forces cuts for 6.8 million people

Mar 15, 2019

About 6.8 million people have been affected by a water shortage in the Philippine capital, with lines forming for rationed water and businesses and some hospitals struggling to cope

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