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Report: Africa ivory smuggled on China state visit

By Thu, Nov 06, 2014 3:32PM UTC Elephant ivory. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — An environmental watchdog says Chinese officials used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania.

Climate change report: What are Asia’s risks?

By Thu, Nov 06, 2014 6:00AM UTC Monsoon floods in Kanchipuram, India. Pic: McKay Savage (Flickr CC)

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released a synthesis report on the findings of over 800 scientists regarding the impacts of climate change.

Kerry urges US-China cooperation on climate change

By Wed, Nov 05, 2014 11:43AM UTC U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and China must work together to stave off a global catastrophe from climate change. He appealed for greater cooperation between the two world powers.

Japan warns China over alleged coral poaching

By Tue, Nov 04, 2014 5:50PM UTC Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s foreign minister is urging China to take measures to stop Chinese fishermen from poaching red coral in Japanese waters.

Australia: Alternative G20 ‘People’s Summit’ planned for Brisbane

By Tue, Nov 04, 2014 10:30AM UTC Australia: Alternative G20 ‘People’s Summit’ planned for Brisbane

An alternative G20 People’s Summit led by an indigenous people’s group will be held separately in Brisbane in response to the Coalition Government’s exclusion of climate change from the G20 Summit 2014 agenda. The three-day People’s Summit will take place on Nov. 12-14, ahead of the G20 leaders summit on Nov. 15-16.

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