TOKYO (AP) — Toyota has developed an efficient gasoline engine using technology fine-tuned with gas-electric hybrids, where the Japanese automaker is an industry leader. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday the engine will be rolled out in 14 models this year and next year.
Burma’s recent announcement of a ban on exporting unprocessed timber logs seems like good news for the country’s environment and economy. The proposed ban is meant to stimulate development of a domestic wood-processing industry and curb logging rates, which would protect Burma’s forests.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say they have detained 18 people after a protest against a planned chemical plant in a southern city turned violent. Police in Maoming city announced Thursday the suspects were accused of disrupting order and causing trouble, according to the Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily. More
What do Bangladesh and Venice have in common? Most would guess little or nothing and it is indeed hard to see a link between the lush, green mangroves of the Bay of Bengal and the wooden piers lined with gondolas of the Venetian lagoon. But the two places share a common challenge, and a vital one at that: they both are among the most vulnerable places to climate change in the world.
According to the 2013 Climate Change Vulnerability Index, the Philippines is the 9th most at risk country in the world. Its capital Manila is the city 3rd most at “extreme risk” from the impacts of climate change within the next 12 years. No one knows this more than Naderev “Yeb”
Filipino from Dubai tests negative for MERS
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 1:33PM UTC
Ferry captain arrested in South Korea ferry disaster
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 1:14PM UTC
7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:57PM UTC
Boat capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead, 30 rescued
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:55PM UTC
Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 5:08PM UTC
30 dead, hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry tragedy
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