Asia Environment

Japan aims to resume Antarctic whaling later this year

By Sat, Jun 20, 2015 12:59PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japan aims to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic later this year, even though the International Whaling Commission says Tokyo hasn’t proven that the mammals need to be killed for research.

ADB says Asia must boost investment in clean energy

By Wed, Jun 17, 2015 5:48PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says Asia has made huge strides in developing clean energy but must boost investment and use of available technology to meet rising demand and cope with climate change.

Japan approves new 40-year Fukushima cleanup plan

By Fri, Jun 12, 2015 12:32PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved a revised 40-year roadmap to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, but many questions remain.

Will a tax on pollution help curb China’s deadly smog?

By Fri, Jun 12, 2015 11:04AM UTC

As both the world’s largest country and a nation of seemingly unstoppable industrial growth, China’s contributions to global climate change and pollution both at home and abroad are gargantuan. At what point does it all become too much?

Inle Lake named Burma’s 1st biosphere reserve

By Thu, Jun 11, 2015 10:45AM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The U.N.’s cultural agency has named Inle Lake as Burma’s first biosphere reserve to help safeguard natural ecosystems while promoting sustainable economic development.