Environment And Nature

China county suspends fracking after quakes worry residents

Feb 26, 2019

A county in western China has suspended drilling for shale gas after fracking work was suspected of causing earthquakes that caused two deaths

China backs Tanzania prison sentence for 'ivory queen'

Feb 20, 2019

China says it backs Tanzania's sentencing of a Chinese woman labeled the "ivory queen" to 15 years in jail for smuggling elephant tusks

China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

Feb 9, 2019

China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country's vital pork industry

In year of the pig, Hong Kong has had enough of wild ones

Feb 5, 2019

Hong Kong ushers in the year of the pig while studying how to reduce potentially dangerous encounters between people and wild boars

Hong Kong makes record seizure of pangolin scales, ivory

Feb 2, 2019

Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted a record 8.3 tons of pangolin scales and hundreds of elephant tusks worth more than $8 million

January was officially Australia's hottest month on record

Feb 1, 2019

Australia has sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continues with wildfires razing the drought-parched south while expanses of the tropical north are flooded

Thousands of fish die in 3rd mass death in Australian river

Jan 28, 2019

Thousands of fish die in 3rd mass death in Australian river as hot weather sparks algal bloom

2 divers win Australian award for Thai cave rescue

Jan 25, 2019

Two amateur divers who canceled their vacation plans for what they thought was a hopeless mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand have been named winners of one of Australia's most prestigious awards

Trip to Haiti makes Naomi Osaka appreciate her good life

Jan 21, 2019

Trip to Haiti makes Naomi Osaka appreciate her good life as she reaches Australian Open quarterfinals

China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers

Jan 21, 2019

China says it will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Everest from the northern face by 1/3 this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world's highest peak

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