Environment

California sails toward biggest salmon harvest in years

California sails toward biggest salmon harvest in years

23 August 2019 – California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in years, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state’s historic drought. It’s...

India’s tiger population rises to nearly 3,000

India's tiger population rises to nearly 3000

29 July 2019 – India’s tiger population has grown to nearly 3,000, making the country one of the safest habitats for the endangered animals. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the...

Building collapse kills 12 in India after monsoon rains

Building collapse kills 12 in India after monsoon rains

16 July 2019 – Rescuers say 11 soldiers are among a dozen bodies recovered from the debris of a three-story building that collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area...

Japan considering foreign workers at Fukushima plant

Japan considering foreign workers at Fukushima plant

18 April 2019 – The operator of the disaster-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant plans to allow foreigners to work at the complex through a new visa program that started...

Seoul proposes rain project with China to clean air

Seoul proposes rain project with China to clean air

07 March 2019 – South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in Seoul, where an acute increase...

Investigators search Opel in diesel emissions probe

Investigators search Opel in diesel emissions probe

16 October 2018 – German prosecutors said yesterday that law enforcement officials have conducted searches at automaker Opel as part of an investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emissions....

Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to over 1200

Indonesia earthquake deaths hits 1200

02 October 2018 – The death toll from a powerful earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Indonesia’s central island of Sulawesi last week has reached 1,234 as bodies continue...

Powerful Typhoon Trami heading towards Okinawa

Powerful Typhoon Trami heading towards Okinawa

28 September 2018 – The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) is warning of strong winds, high waves and heavy rain as powerful Typhoon Trami remains on course to lash the southernmost island prefecture...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Southern California

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Southern California

29 August 2018 – A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled a wide area of Southern California last night. But there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The temblor struck...

8 dead in Calabria flash floods in Southern Italy

8 dead in Calabria flash floods in Southern Italy

21 August 2018 – Heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers yesterday in the southern region of Calabria, killing at least eight, Italy’s civil protection agency said. At least...