BEIJING – Provincial authorities in northern China said Sunday that they have suspended four local officials for inadequately responding to floods over the past week that killed 114 people and left

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency will as soon as Monday finalize a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aviation endanger human health, obligating the United States to regu

LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK, MALAWI – Half a dozen African elephants lay strewn on a riverside plain in Malawi, immobilized by darts fired from a helicopter in a massive project to move 500 elephants, by

ULAANBAATAR – Russia’s concern about water rights is holding up a $1 billion loan package Mongolia is seeking from China to build a hydroelectric dam that would help the landlocked central Asian na

RIO DE JANEIRO – Selective logging, road building and fires are threatening biodiversity in Brazil’s Amazon despite a requirement that rural landowners maintain at least 80 percent of their forest

JAKARTA – Forest fires that blanketed Southeast Asia in thick haze last year released the greatest amount of climate-changing carbon since the record blazes in 1997, producing emissions higher than

CHIBA – The Chiba Municipal Government on Tuesday filed for Environment Ministry approval to lift the radioactive designation for waste stored in the city that was contaminated by the Fukushima rea

The Kanto region may experience a serious drought this summer, possibly triggering a raft of restrictions, due to an “unprecedented” shortage of water in lakes and reservoirs supplying the area, of

Cases of heatstroke are likely to jump as temperatures surge this summer amid Japan’s first La Nina phenomenon in six years, according to the Meteorological Agency.

The transport ministry plans to adopt an internationally standardized method of testing car fuel economy, beginning in 2018.