BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media report that the country has recorded its first drop in coal production since 2000, as it pulls back on its use of the fossil fuel and switches to cleaner energy sources.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working.
Hebei province in North China is the PRC’s steel belt, with a production capacity that exceeds all of Japan. But Hebei’s steel industry has a high price. The province is home to 7 of China’s 10 most polluted cities, including the industrial centers of Qian’an and Handan, where toxic smog, contaminated soil and poisoned groundwater are commonplace. The pollution in Hebei has made the province a focal point for government efforts to improve China’s air quality.
TOKYO (AP) — A worker at Japan’s wrecked nuclear power plant died after falling into a water storage tank, the latest in a growing number of accidents at the site still struggling to clean up the mess from the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
In a surprising move, Beijing has banned imports of poultry and eggs from the United States. According to the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, “The ban is in response to a December detection of a highly pathogenic strain of H5N8 influenza in wild birds and in a backyard flock of guinea hens and chickens in Oregon, along with separate H5N2 HPAI detections in wild birds in California and Washington State.”
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