Environment And Nature

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

Oct 20, 2017

Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters

AP PHOTOS: Indians mark Diwali amid pollution concerns

Oct 19, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Indians celebrate Diwali, the festival of light, with firecrackers, but pollution a big concern

Wild elephants attack Rohingya camp, killing 4 in Bangladesh

Oct 15, 2017

Wild elephants have attacked a new camp where Rohingya refugees were sleeping, killing a woman and her three children in southern Bangladesh

Ban on sale of fireworks in Indian capital as festival nears

Oct 9, 2017

India's Supreme Court has banned the sale of fireworks in New Delhi and nearby towns, 10 days before the Hindu festival of Diwali, in a move to curb the capital's deadly air pollution

Police: At least 12 dead in capsizing of boat of Rohingya

Oct 9, 2017

Police say at least 12 people have died after an overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized in the confluence of a river and the Bay of Bengal

Air pollution high as India hosts Under-17 World Cup

Oct 6, 2017

Air pollution high in Delhi, Mumbai hours before Under-17 World Cup tournament games

'Too many people': Refugee influx worries Bangladesh town

Sep 25, 2017

A miles-long beach makes Cox's Bazar Bangladesh's top tourist destination, but to the south, vast areas are now taken over by a sea of bamboo and plastic tents, homes for many of the more than 430,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar

Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy

Sep 25, 2017

The boats bobbing in the water can mean both hope and tragedy for Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar; 430,000 have arrived in Bangladesh, but not everyone makes it

Witnesses: Many Rohingya still trying to flee Myanmar

Sep 24, 2017

The massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say at least tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in forests waiting to escape

Nauseating trash heaps in India spark citizen cleanup drives

Sep 9, 2017

Small citizens' group have begun to spread awareness about India's enormous mountains of garbage

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