Environment

Oil spill fire chokes Indonesian port city; 4 dead

Apr 4, 2018

An official says waters off an Indonesian port city reek like a gas station after an oil spill and fire that killed four people

Thai magazine editor in trouble over anti-pollution posting

Apr 3, 2018

A magazine editor has apologized to a governor in northern Thailand after he threatened her with criminal charges for posting on Facebook a painting of ancient kings wearing pollution masks

Thai beach from DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

Mar 29, 2018

The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

Greenpeace leaves sustainable wood certification group

Mar 27, 2018

Greenpeace withdraws from Forest Stewardship Council, says it is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation

Thai construction tycoon charged with poaching

Mar 14, 2018

Thai police have filed more charges against a billionaire construction tycoon accused of hunting endangered animals in a wildlife sanctuary, in a case that has sparked public criticism of privileges enjoyed by the country's rich and well-connected

Sumatran tiger fatally attacks man in western Indonesia

Mar 11, 2018

A rare Sumatran tiger has fatally attacked a man in the latest human-tiger conflict in a western Indonesian region plagued by widespread deforestation

Major Chinese city orders traffic, factory curbs due to smog

Mar 10, 2018

One of China's biggest cities has imposed curbs on traffic and factories due to a spike in air pollution and told elderly people and children to stay indoors

Indonesia seizes illegally logged wood from Papua

Mar 9, 2018

Indonesian authorities foiled the shipment of 21 containers of prized ironwood from Papua, highlighting what environmentalists say is a rampant illegal trade in the easternmost region

China to build massive $1.5 billion panda conservation area

Mar 8, 2018

The Bank of China has pledged at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province

China sets ambitious growth target, promises steel cuts

Mar 5, 2018

China's top economic official has set a robust growth target of "around 6.5 percent" and promised more market opening and cuts in a bloated steel industry that has inflamed trade tensions with the U.S. and Europe

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