Philippines

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders: monitor

Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and...
Dutch

Storm caused 90 mn euros in damage: Dutch insurers

Dutch insurers said Friday that fierce storms that whipped across The Netherlands caused 90 million euros ($111 million) in devastation, as the country's train...
US, Saudi Arabia

US to overtake Saudi as crude oil producer: IEA

The United States are set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's number two oil producer after Russia this year, as shale companies, attracted...
China

China spots four oil slicks from sunken tanker

The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has spawned four oil slicks as authorities prepared to send robots to the...
power supplies

New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the line

Declan Conway, London School of Economics and Political Science In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in the dam building for...
Africa

Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

There's nothing covert about Roxy -- a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000...
four-wheeler

Four-wheeler banned on KMC seven wards’ inner routes

KATHMANDU (RSS) -- The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has banned the movement of the four-wheeler on inner route of seven wards within the metropolis...
Vapor

Vapor coming out from land is normal, say geologists

SUNDARBAZAAR, LAMJUNG (RSS): Geologists have dismissed the chances of any risk from the vapor coming out from the surface near Seyudibar settlement in Lamjung...
Philippine volcano

Philippine volcano ‘fireworks’ draw tourists as residents flee

Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a...
Oil tanker

Oil tanker’s sinking off China raises environmental fears

The sinking of an Iranian tanker off China could severely damage marine life, environmental experts warned Monday, as state media reported an oil spill...

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