Coronavirus lockdowns increase poaching in Asia, Africa

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:13:51 +0000

NEW DELHI: A camera trap photo of an injured tigress and a forensic examination of its carcass revealed why the creature died: a poacher’s wire snare punctured its windpipe and sapped its strength as the wound festered for days. Snares like this one set in southern India’s dense forest have become increasingly common amid the […]

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Thanks to Asia, Coal Is Still King Worldwide

Credit to Author: Mary Hutzler| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 16:35:06 +0000

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Despite the U.S. and Europe shuttering coal-fired power plants, coal remains a major fuel in global energy systems. In 2018, global coal demand rebounded and grew by 1.4% due to increased consumption in Asia, where coal consumption increased by 2.5%. This increased consumption was mainly from power generation, which reached an all-time high, increasing 3% […]

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Carmakers To The Rescue — N95 Mask Mass Production

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:25 +0000

Wearing a mask to protect yourself from germs and air pollution is quite normal in East Asia. In China it is now even mandatory in a number of provinces when leaving the house. The coronavirus scare has made the public and the government even more conscious of the threat of infection

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World leaders to meet virtually to coordinate virus response

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:57:09 +0000

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Leaders of the world’s most powerful economies will convene virtually on Thursday to try and coordinate a response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has shuttered businesses and forced well over a quarter of the world’s population into home isolation. The meeting for the Group of 20 nations will be chaired by […]

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In global fight vs. virus, over 1.5 billion told: Stay home

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:07:34 +0000

NEW YORK:  With masks, ventilators and political goodwill in desperately short supply, more than one-fifth of the world’s population was ordered or urged to stay in their homes Monday (Tuesday in Manila) at the start of what could be a pivotal week in the battle to contain the coronavirus in the US and Europe. Partisan divisions stalled efforts […]

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Asia sees growing repression, resistance

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:15:33 +0000

BANGKOK: Authoritarian governments in Asia are undermining human rights and demonizing their critics, but they face a rising tide of protest from young people who defy grave risks to protest such repression, Amnesty International said in its annual report on the region. The human rights group’s annual survey of the Asia-Pacific region, released Wednesday, said […]

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A bad year for Xi clouds Communist China’s 70th birthday celebrations

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:33:01 +0000

Chinese president Xi Jinping walks during a welcome ceremony for Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 3, 2019. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)

BEIJING, China — It was meant to be an unabashed celebration of the triumph of Communism in China, and of President Xi Jinping’s authority as the country’s undisputed leader for years to come. But as the People’s Republic of China approaches its 70th anniversary on October 1st, Xi finds himself battling threats on multiple fronts. From […]

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China condemns US lawmakers’ support for Hong Kong protests

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:39:59 +0000

A pro-democracy protester holds eggs as he plan to throw them to the police station during a protest march in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong as Mainland Chinese police are holding drills in nearby Shenzhen, prompting speculation they could be sent in to suppress the protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

BEIJING — A spokesman for China’s ceremonial legislature has condemned statements from U.S. lawmakers supportive of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. You Wenze called the comments “a gross violation of the spirit of the rule of law, a blatant double standard and a gross interference in China’s internal affairs.” He says Hong Kong’s 7.5 million people […]

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Powerful storm lashes Japan, snarls holiday travel

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 05:56:33 +0000

In this Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, photo, high waves hit a fishing port in Kochi, southwestern Japan as a powerful typhoon Krosa approaches southern and western Japan. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO, Japan — A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan on Thursday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that injured at least 14 people, prompted warnings of landslides and flooding, and sparked evacuation advisories and travel chaos at a peak holiday period. Severe Tropical Storm Krosa — one notch below a typhoon — was churning slowly […]

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