Environment And Nature

Poll workers journey to reach India's most remote voters

Apr 13, 2019

The figures that have been thrown around in the Indian general election are bulging with zeroes: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters and 1 million polling booths

UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids' lives, future

Apr 5, 2019

A report by the U.N. children's agency says the lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the impact of floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change

US scientists to climb Everest, collect data on climate

Mar 27, 2019

A team of American scientists is heading to the Mount Everest region to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayas and glaciers that are melting due to global warming

Sri Lanka tests artificial rains to avoid power cuts

Mar 22, 2019

A spokesman says Sri Lanka has successfully conducted a test on artificial rains in the tea-growing mountain region where hydroelectric power is generated, in a bid to avoid possible power cuts during the dry season

Sri Lanka to get $3.9B oil refinery next to Chinese-run port

Mar 19, 2019

Officials in Sri Lanka say a Singapore-based company and the government of Oman have pledged to build a $3.9 billion oil refinery next to a Chinese-controlled port that will be the largest foreign investment ever for the Indian Ocean island nation

Italian envoy confirms deaths of 2 climbers in Pakistan

Mar 9, 2019

Italy's ambassador to Pakistan has confirmed the deaths of two European mountain climbers missing on Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth-tallest mountain

Pakistan: Search for 2 missing European climbers called off

Mar 6, 2019

Search called off for 2 European climbers missing more than a week on world's ninth-highest mountain in Pakistan

The Latest: Search for missing European climbers called off

Mar 6, 2019

The Latest: Pakistani official says Spanish-Pakistani rescue team has called off search for missing European climbers.

Drones search for Italian, Briton missing on Pakistan peak

Mar 6, 2019

Drones are being used in the search for 2 European climbers missing more than a week on the world's ninth-highest mountain

Nepal expects more Everest climbers after China sets limits

Feb 26, 2019

Nepal is expecting more climbers to try to scale its side of Mount Everest in coming weeks after China said it would limit attempts from the northern side

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