Science

Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

Apr 24, 2018

A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

Apr 20, 2018

A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain

China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

Apr 2, 2018

China's Tiangong 1 space station has mostly burned up over the South Pacific upon re-entry into the atmosphere

The Latest: Space station re-entry called mostly successful

Apr 2, 2018

An Australian astrophysicist says the defunct Chinese space station had a "mostly successful" re-entry but would have been better if it hadn't been spinning in its final descent

Chinese space office says the defunct Tiangong 1 space station has re-entered atmosphere and mostly burned up

Apr 2, 2018

Chinese space office says the defunct Tiangong 1 space station has re-entered atmosphere and mostly burned up

Thai beach from DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

Mar 29, 2018

The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

30 treated for gas exposure as Indonesia volcano belches

Mar 22, 2018

Indonesia's disaster agency says 30 people have been treated for gas exposure after Mount Ijen in eastern Java belched toxic fumes from its crater

General says China needs to arm South China Sea islands

Mar 8, 2018

A Chinese general says China needs to build defensive structures on islands in the South China Sea to display its claim to sovereignty over virtually the entire crucial waterway

Experts: Fukushima must do more to reduce radioactive water

Mar 7, 2018

A group of experts has concluded that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and that other measures are needed as well

Japanese volcano erupts, dozens of flights grounded

Mar 6, 2018

A volcano in southern Japan that appeared in a James Bond film has erupted, shooting smoke and ash thousands of meters (feet) into the sky and grounding dozens of flights to and from a nearby airport

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