Asian economies must ramp up wind and solar power to keep global warming under 1.5C, report says
A German thinktank has reported that to prevent global warming from surpassing the critical threshold of 1.5 Celsius, major Asian economies must ensure they can get half of their total electricity from renewables by 2030.
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant starts 3rd release of treated radioactive wastewater into the sea
The tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began its third release of treated and diluted radioactive wastewater into the sea after Japanese officials said the two earlier releases ended smoothly.
On the anniversary of a deadly Halloween crush, South Korean families demand a special investigation
Bereaved relatives of victims of last year’s devastating Halloween crush in Seoul and their supporters have demanded an independent investigation of the disaster as they marked the anniversary with a massive memorial service.
IAEA team gathers marine samples near Fukushima as treated radioactive water is released into sea
An International Atomic Energy Agency team is in Fukushima for the agency's first marine sampling since treated radioactive wastewater started being released from the area's damaged nuclear plant into the sea.
North Korea vows strong response to Pentagon report that calls it a 'persistent' threat
North Korea has slammed the United States over a Pentagon report that labeled it a “persistent" threat because of weapons of mass destruction, saying it will strongly counter what it called U.S. plans for aggression.
The American soldier who bolted into North Korea 2 months ago has returned to the US
The Pentagon says that the American soldier who sprinted into North Korea across the heavily fortified border between the Koreas more than two months ago was whisked to a Texas Army base for medical checks and interviews after his return to the U.S. North Korea abruptly announced a day earlier that it would expel Pvt. Travis King.
North Korean leader urges greater nuclear weapons production in response to a 'new Cold War'
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for an exponential increase in production of nuclear weapons and for his country to play a larger role in a coalition of nations confronting the United States in what he described as a “new Cold War.”.
Toymaker Lego will stick to its quest to find sustainable materials despite failed recycle attempt
Denmark’s Lego says it remains committed to its quest to find sustainable materials to reduce carbon emissions, even after an experiment by the world’s largest toymaker to use recycled bottles did not work.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia before an expected meeting with Putin
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia on Tuesday for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin at which each leader is expected to offer the other increased support in their escalating standoffs with the West.
South Korean court overturns impeachment of government minister ousted over deadly crowd crush
South Korea’s Constitutional Court has overturned the impeachment of the public safety minister ousted over a Halloween crowd surge that killed nearly 160 people last October at a nightlife district in the capital, Seoul.
UN nuclear agency chief says he's satisfied with Japan's plans to release Fukushima wastewater
The head of the U.N. atomic agency has toured Japan’s tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant and said he is satisfied with still-contentious plans to release treated radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean.
UN nuclear agency endorses Japan's plan to release treated radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean
The U.N. nuclear agency has given its endorsement to Japan’s planned release of treated radioactive wastewater into the sea from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, saying it meets international standards and its environmental and health impact would be negligible.
UN nuclear agency chief to visit Fukushima plant to see final preparations for release of wastewater
The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency will visit Japan next week to meet with officials and see final preparations for the release of treated radioactive wastewater from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Shin, Szeryk, Jutanugarn share lead at Superstition Mountain
Jenny Shin of South Korea had a run of five straight birdies to close out her front nine on the way to a 5-under 67 on Friday and shared the lead with Maddie Szeryk of Canada and Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand after two rounds of the LPGA Drive on Championship.