The UK-based energy giant BP is set to explore the deep waters of the Great Australian Bight for gas and oil off the coast of South Australia, but it will not be a smooth sailing. Green activists are wary about the danger of oil spills and are demanding details of contingency plans in the event of a disaster.
TOKYO (AP) — A court has rejected an injunction request by local residents over two nuclear reactors in southern Japan, giving the go-ahead for their restart as planned this summer.
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing authorities say a key measure of air pollutants showed a 19 percent drop in the first three months of the year.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Hard Rock Cafe has withdrawn a promotional campaign in Malaysia after public anger at the depiction of an orangutan baring its teeth and playing an electric guitar.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An official says hundreds of villagers in central Vietnam blocked traffic on the country’s main artery for hours to protest pollution from a coal-fired thermo power plant. Local official Nguyen Thanh Sang in Binh Thuan province said Thursday that the villagers threw rocks, bricks and gasoline
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