Nepal's last known 'dancing bears' are rescued

Dec 25, 2017

Nepal's last known 'dancing bears' are rescued

Nepalese authorities have rescued the country's last known "dancing bears," officials said Sunday, ending the medieval tradition of abuse of the beasts for entertainment. The Himalayan nation banned performing bears back in 1973 but the illegal practice — a traditional occupation for some street performer ...

Top polluter China unveils nationwide carbon market

Dec 19, 2017

Top polluter China unveils nationwide carbon market

China, the world's biggest polluter, unveiled plans on Tuesday for a national carbon market likely to become the world's largest exchange for emissions credits. China burns more coal than any other country and bears the ignominious title of top greenhouse gas emitter. The dirty fuel generates ...

Tropical Storm Nate moves inland after lashing U.S. Gulf Coast

Oct 8, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate moves inland after lashing U.S. Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Nate moved quickly inland from the U.S. Gulf Coast early Sunday after making landfall twice as a powerful hurricane, triggering widespread flooding and power outages. After leaving a trail of death and destruction in Central America, the storm hit the southern United States ...

Tens of thousands flee Bali's rumbling Mount Agung volcano

Sep 24, 2017

Tens of thousands flee Bali's rumbling Mount Agung volcano

More than 34,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years, an official said Sunday. Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency said ...