Asia Environment

China approves 1st nuclear power project since 2011

By Wed, Mar 11, 2015 2:15PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China is reviving growth of its nuclear power industry with approval of its first new project since Japan’s 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Nobel-winner Kenzaburo Oe: Japan should follow Germany, quit nuclear

By Wed, Mar 11, 2015 9:59AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Nobel-winning author Kenzaburo Oe says Japan’s push to restart some nuclear reactors following the Fukushima disaster could lead to another crisis, and has urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to follow Germany’s example and phase out atomic energy.

The show must go on… without elephants

By Mon, Mar 09, 2015 7:09PM UTC

When the elephants are gone, The Greatest Show on Earth will never be the same again. Animal lovers worldwide welcomed the recent announcement of Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, to end elephant circuses by 2018. The company said 13 elephants will be finally off the road by then.

China removes popular environmental documentary from websites

By Sun, Mar 08, 2015 4:24PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A popular documentary about China’s environmental woes that has been viewed hundreds of millions of times over the past week has been removed from Chinese websites.

Environmental issues top major legislative meeting in China

By Sat, Mar 07, 2015 4:59PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) – China’s severe environmental problems and government pledges to fix them have dominated the start of the country’s closely watched annual legislative meeting this week, as leaders try to ease public worries about air, water and soil contamination that threatens to derail China’s economic rise.