Science

China launches relay satellite for far side moon landing

May 21, 2018

China has launched a relay satellite as part of a groundbreaking program to land a probe on the far side of the moon this year

Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupts again

May 21, 2018

Indonesia's most volatile volcano spews smoke and ash in the latest of several eruptions in less than two weeks

Study says China-backed dam in Cambodia would destroy Mekong

May 18, 2018

A study says a Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway

Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact

May 16, 2018

Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest pulp and paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation

Indonesia's most active volcano erupts, spews ash into sky

May 11, 2018

Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, has erupted with pyroclastic matter, sand and a column of ash

Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat

May 4, 2018

Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydro dam in Indonesia which threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals

Geologists say N. Korea's nuclear test site likely collapsed

Apr 26, 2018

A study by Chinese geologists suggests the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has likely collapsed

Singapore euthanizes 27-year-old polar bear born in tropics

Apr 25, 2018

Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been euthanized by the Singapore Zoo

Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

Apr 24, 2018

A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade

China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

Apr 2, 2018

China's Tiangong 1 space station has mostly burned up over the South Pacific upon re-entry into the atmosphere

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