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Nepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 1:14PM UTC Nepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The chief of Nepal’s mountaineering association says human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world’s highest peak.

Pollution web documentary attracts huge interest in China

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 8:27PM UTC Pollution web documentary attracts huge interest in China

BEIJING (AP) — A slick new documentary on China’s dire environmental woes has racked up more than 28 million online views in just two days, underscoring growing concern over the human cost of air, water and soil pollution.

Burma captures 9th rare white elephant

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015 6:02PM UTC Burma captures 9th rare white elephant

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region.

China’s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 6:46PM UTC China's latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. According to a census by China’s State Forestry Administration, the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last survey ending in 2003.

Australian gov’t seizes toothfish poacher Kunlun

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 3:53AM UTC Australian gov’t seizes toothfish poacher Kunlun

The Australian government has finally decided to do something about illegal fishing vessels. And when Australian Customs officials recently took out their patrol ship they met Kunlun, a notorious and elusive poaching vessel cruising on its way with a massive haul of Patagonian toothfish.