Environment And Nature

US fossil fuel exports spur growth, climate worries

Dec 27, 2018

The boom in U.S. fossil-fuel production has been matched by a rush on the other side of the Pacific to build the tankers needed to help supply the seemingly unquenchable thirst for energy among Asia's top economies

China suspends rules allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading

Nov 13, 2018

China says it is suspending rule changes allowing the trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts, following an outcry from environmental groups

3rd shark attack off Australian tourist island in 7 weeks

Nov 5, 2018

A shark has attacked a man near an island harbor on Australia's Great Barrier reef where two tourists were mauled on consecutive says in September

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

Oct 22, 2018

On the edge of the Third Pole, a retreating glacier draws tourists and worries over climate change

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

Weeping relatives receive bodies of South Korean climbers

Oct 17, 2018

Relatives wept in grief as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they died in a storm last week

Wildlife ranger killed by crocodile in northern Australia

Oct 12, 2018

An indigenous woman who worked as a wildlife ranger was killed by a crocodile in Australia's Northern Territory

Australia mulls banning some immigrants from biggest cities

Oct 9, 2018

Starting a new life in Australia might not come with views of the Sydney Opera House or surfing at Sydney's Bondi Beach with the government considering a ban on some immigrants from settling in big cities

Fisherman bitten by shark he hooked on Great Barrier Reef

Oct 8, 2018

An ambulance official says a fisherman has been bitten on an arm by a shark that he had hooked and was attempting to haul on to his boat on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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