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Source: Myanmar News

Arakan :: Myanmar | updated 2012-06-26 09:37:09 -0700 | political-news

The villagers living in western Burma's remote Arakan state couldn't quite fathom what the Chinese told them, that below their rice fields might lie a vast reserve of oil. For three months the Chinese drilled the earth near the muddy...
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Source: BBC

Yokohama :: Japan | updated 2012-06-25 23:02:27 -0700 | political-news

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said on current trends, emissions would double from 2009 to 2050. The deputy director of the IEA, Richard Jones, urged ministers: "Please take our warning seriously." He was speaking at the Clean Energy Ministerial, a...
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Source: Japan Times

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2012-06-25 17:53:21 -0700 | sports-news

If a new shipping route opens, vessels could cut the distance between Japan and Europe to two-thirds of the current route via the Suez Canal and also avoid pirate attacks in the Indian Ocean, they said. The Ministry of Education,...
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Source: Wellington Dominion

Feilding :: New Zealand | updated 2012-06-25 07:28:29 -0700 | travel-news

50 25/04/2012 About half of a 50 acre pine plantation has been engulfed in flames tonight in the Manawatu. Fire Service shift commander Mike Wanoa said rural firefighters had been sent to the remote plantation on Ridge Road, about half...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Perth :: Australia | updated 2012-06-25 07:27:49 -0700 | travel-news

A number of people were forced to flee as a blaze destroyed a house in the southern suburb of Casuarina. Fire and Emergency Services Authority spokesman Rick Tyers says the fire started just after 6:30 am in Nicholas Drive. He...
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Source: Inquirer.net

Manila :: Philippines | updated 2012-06-25 02:01:24 -0700 | political-news

Total area of agricultural land covered by the stock distribution program which was approved in November 1989 500 hectares Area that had been converted for residential-industrial-commercial use200 hectares were sold to Luisita Realty Corp. while 300 hectares were sold to...
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Source: Al Jazeera English

Noda :: Japan | updated 2012-07-10 15:36:56 -0700 | technology-news

58 Prime Minister Yukio Edano says Japan will be free from nuclear power in 40 years [Al Jazeera] Over a year after the nuclear accident triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami contaminated large swathes of land in northeastern Japan,...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2012-06-23 09:21:18 -0700 | political-news

The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists has told the inquiry that the draft plan proposed by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority must be withdrawn, arguing it will not prevent a return to drought The plan was released in November and an...
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Source: CNN

Rikuzentakata :: Japan | updated 2012-06-23 19:30:56 -0700 | entertainment-news

And it may soon be returned to its owner more than three thousand miles away on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. David Baxter, a technician at the radar station on Middleton Island in the Gulf of Alaska, came...
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Source: The Star

Kuala Lumpur :: Malaysia | updated 2012-06-23 09:20:26 -0700 | business-news

A sustainable tourism industry is imperative for the world and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata) is taking steps to make that a reality, said its chief executive Martin Craigs . He said various plans initiated during the conference this...
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Source: Xtra News

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2012-06-23 04:17:04 -0700 | political-news

Road signs to encourage Aussie friendliness Newstalk ZB April 23, 2012, 11:19 am Australian drivers are to get new road signs popping up on major arterials, encouraging them to be friendlier drivers. This after a survey showing almost half of...
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Source: The Courier-Mail

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2012-06-22 18:10:32 -0700 | business-news

Cape Alumina is preparing to mine the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve on Cape York after pre-poll promises by Premier Campbell Newman that he would repeal Wild Rivers legislation. Wilderness Society spokesman Glenn Walker said the company was moving to kick-start...
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Source: Taiwan News

Taipei :: Taiwan | updated 2012-06-22 13:06:57 -0700 | political-news

Kaohsiung, April 22 (CNA) A documentary chronicling a flood-ravaged school in a rural part of Taiwan that has been reborn as a model of green architecture premiered on Sunday to mark Earth Day. The documentary, titled "Megastructures: Eco School," produced...
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Source: The Hindu

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2012-06-22 13:06:54 -0700 | travel-news

One person was killed and 11 others injured when an explosion rocked a chemical plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture in south-western Japan early Sunday, local press reported. The explosion occurred at around 2:00 a.m. local time at a plant belonging to...
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Source: Taiwan News

Taipei :: Taiwan | updated 2012-06-21 06:51:41 -0700 | political-news

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) The public should pay more attention to environmental issues to help promote a sustainable environment, local civic groups said at a conference Saturday, the day before Earth Day. The results of the conference will be gathered...
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