Rain-induced floods have killed three people and affected 932,000 in 62 cities, districts and counties in Sichuan province, with direct economic losses amounting to 2.4 billion yuan ($360 million).

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will launch a $300 million clean energy fund in China, the firm said in a statement on Friday, working with its suppliers to invest in renewable energy proje

An explosion at a chemical plant in China's southwestern province of Sichuan has killed 19 people and injured 12, the local government said on Friday.

A total of 580,000 people have been evacuated as typhoon Maria stormed into southeastern China on Wednesday, paralyzing railway and air transportation in some areas, authorities said.

Chinese police have launched a violent tear-gas assault on Tibetan villagers in Qinghai's Yulshul prefecture, ending a two-month protest against suspected mining operations on local mountains, acco

China will draft a series of standards for the construction of national parks and will put an estimated 50 locations on the priority list, forestry authorities said on Wednesday.

A landslide destroyed nearly 300 homes, killing at least 10 people, as it swept through an Afghan village where residents were using only basic digging tools to search for survivors, officials said

Rural and indigenous communities worldwide must wade through decades of red tape to secure property rights while companies can win those rights within weeks, putting local people at grave risk of l

High rates of overweight and obesity in Asia and the Pacific seriously threaten people’s health and undermine the region’s prosperity warns this new book published by the Asian Development Bank. According to this book, obesity causes 12% of total health care expenditures or 0.78% of gross domestic product in the region.

The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development’s (ICTSD) report, Northeast Asia Carbon Markets and Trade Connections, focuses on carbon pricing and the linking of carbon pricing systems as a potential catalyst for increased trade relationships, and explores how the benefits from linkin

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