Environment And Nature

India's mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air

Jan 15, 2019

India's mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air, a sign that government officials are struggling to grapple with the country's worsening air pollution

Afghan officials: Flash flood kills at least 30 villagers

Jan 6, 2019

Afghan official says 30 villagers searching for gold in a riverbed perish in a flash flood in northeastern province

Indian firefighters battle air pollution in New Delhi

Dec 27, 2018

Indian authorities have ordered fire services to sprinkle water from high rise building to settle dust particles and stop burning of garbage and restrict building activity in the Indian capital as the air quality worsened this week

Falling boulders kill 7 road workers in Himalayas in India

Dec 21, 2018

A government official says boulders crashed down on workers who were widening a mountainous road leading to a Hindu temple in the Himalayas, killing seven people and injuring three

Cyclone damages homes, kills 10 in southern India

Nov 16, 2018

Cyclone blows ashore in a southern India coastal region, killing 10 and damaging homes after more than 80,000 residents were evacuated

Toxic smog cloaks New Delhi morning after Diwali festivities

Nov 8, 2018

Toxic smog shrouds New Delhi a day after residents set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali

7 elephants in search of food electrocuted in India

Oct 27, 2018

An Indian forest guard says seven elephants in search of food were electrocuted after coming in contact with loosely hanging electric wires in eastern India

Deaths spark calls in Nepal for better warning systems

Oct 16, 2018

The bodies of five South Korean climbers killed over the weekend in a fierce storm on a mountain in Nepal are heading home amid calls to improve weather warning systems on Nepal's mountains

Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remoteness

Oct 15, 2018

Officials say it took two days to recover the battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who died in Nepal's worst mountaineering disaster in recent years

Climbers who died in Nepal storm included famed South Korean

Oct 15, 2018

The climbers who died during a storm on a Nepal mountain included the first South Korean to summit all 14 peaks over 8,000 meters without using supplemental oxygen

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