Asia Environment

The show must go on… without elephants

By Mon, Mar 09, 2015 7:09PM UTC

When the elephants are gone, The Greatest Show on Earth will never be the same again. Animal lovers worldwide welcomed the recent announcement of Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, to end elephant circuses by 2018. The company said 13 elephants will be finally off the road by then.

China removes popular environmental documentary from websites

By Sun, Mar 08, 2015 4:24PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A popular documentary about China’s environmental woes that has been viewed hundreds of millions of times over the past week has been removed from Chinese websites.

Environmental issues top major legislative meeting in China

By Sat, Mar 07, 2015 4:59PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) – China’s severe environmental problems and government pledges to fix them have dominated the start of the country’s closely watched annual legislative meeting this week, as leaders try to ease public worries about air, water and soil contamination that threatens to derail China’s economic rise.

Why Australia’s secret cull of 700 koalas doesn’t come as a surprise

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 4:11PM UTC

It was shocking to hear of the secret cull of about 700 starving koalas in the Cape Otway region near the Great Great Ocean Road in western Victoria, but this does not come as a surprise.

Nepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 1:14PM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The chief of Nepal’s mountaineering association says human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world’s highest peak.