Environment

Philippine police: Gunmen kill 9 people who occupied farm

Oct 21, 2018

Philippine police say gunmen have killed nine members of a farmers' group who occupied a part of a privately owned sugarcane plantation

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

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

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

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