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Coal production drops in China for 1st time in 14 years

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015 5:05PM UTC Coal production drops in China for 1st time in 14 years

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.

India census finds more tigers in the wild

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015 11:16AM UTC A Bengal tiger cools off in a small pond of water at Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal, Maharashtra. Pic: AP.

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.

China’s most polluted province sends its industry overseas

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015 11:01AM UTC China’s most polluted province sends its industry overseas

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.

Japan: Fukushima nuclear plant worker dies after falling into tank

By Tue, Jan 20, 2015 3:44PM UTC An opening on top of a water storage tank which a worker fell into at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Pic: AP.

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.

Beijing bans US poultry over virus that originated in China

By Thu, Jan 15, 2015 10:53AM UTC Pic: AP.

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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