Canadian trash leaves Philippine port

A cargo ship carrying 69 sea containers filled with Canadian rubbish has left the Philippines to be returned home as Asean increasingly rejects western...

Malaysia gets tough on plastic junk 

Malaysia says it will send back 3,300 tonnes of waste to its original countries because it was rotting, contaminated, had been falsely labelled or...

Canada to retrieve trash from Philippines

Canada has backed down in its dispute with the Philippines, agreeing to take back tonnes of waste shipped to Manila in 103 sea containers.  The...

Deforestation and dams threaten Sumatran orangutan

The Leuser rainforest on the giant Indonesian island of Sumatra is home to the endangered Sumatran tiger, Javan rhinoceros, Sumatran elephant and Sumatran orangutan...

Russia’s ‘nuclear Titanic’ ready to operate 

Russia has said the world’s first floating nuclear power plant is ready to start producing electricity in its northeastern tip in a move that...

Jakarta scoffs at plans to move capital 

Indonesia’s long-running debate about moving its capital has been reinvigorated by President Joko Widodo, who has approved a plan to abandon sinking Jakarta. Widodo and...

Duterte threatens war with Canada over 103 sea containers 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told Canada to take back tonnes of waste it had “illegally” shipped to Manila or risk "war".  Canada is being...

US starts 10-year Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam 

A US$183-million, 10-year cleanup operation has begun at a former US compound in Vietnam where Agent Orange was stored, causing generations of severe birth...

Singapore makes huge pangolin scale seizures

Singapore says over five days it has seized around 26 tonnes of pangolin scales belonging to about 38,000 creatures. Customs officers this week found 12.7...

Singapore unveils plans for green city

Singapore wants more housing in its central business district (CBD) and plans to move its infrastructure below ground to free more space on the...

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China admits sinking Philippine fishing boat 

China has confirmed that a Chinese trawler “bumped into” a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea but denied claims the incident was...

Meth trade extends its web 

Intrepid visitors to Yangon should not miss the military’s bizarre Drug Elimination Museum.  Its gory mannequins depict the dangers of drug abuse and the military’s...

Indonesia poised to cut interest rate

The Bank Indonesia is set to ease monetary policy to counter the global economic slowdown sparked by the US-China trade war, according to Indonesia’s...