SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — A British environmental group says overfishing and the use of illegal and undocumented trawlers has ravaged Thailand’s marine ecosystems and even encouraged the use of slave labor in the industry.
When Japanese artist Katsumi Mukai chopped down a huge 143-year-old tree in Krabi, a coastal province in southern Thailand, he wanted to make art, not controversy. But when the picture of him and his crew, who were posing cheerfully with the giant wood logs, emerged on Facebook, his artwork copped a lot of stick. The news soon spread and outraged many environmentalists before art people joined the debate.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that work on a controversial mega-dam project in southwest Cambodia will not start until at least 2018.
Tasmania is dreaming big time. The Liberal government is plotting to transform the state into an environmental tourism capital to attract globe trotters. It comes as no surprise that conservation groups are blocking the proposed project. They said the World Heritage Site will be exploited for development; a trade off to draw 1.5 million visitors a year by 2020.
NEW DELHI (AP) — New research estimates India’s air pollution is cutting 660 million lives short by three years on average.
Burma captures 9th rare white elephant
Sun, Mar 01, 2015 6:02PM UTC
India’s ruling party forms coalition government in Kashmir
Sun, Mar 01, 2015 5:59PM UTC
Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan
Sun, Mar 01, 2015 5:57PM UTC