Asia Environment

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.

India destroys stockpile of illegal wildlife parts

By Mon, Nov 03, 2014 10:28AM UTC An elephant tusk is thrown into the fire as Indian authorities set fire to a stockpile of illegal wildlife parts at the Delhi Zoo, Sunday. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has set fire to a stockpile of tiger skins, elephant tusks and rhino horns in an effort to discourage illegal wildlife smuggling and trade in South Asia.

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