Coronavirus has wrought havoc across the world, but for Thailand’s “sea gypsies” it has brought welcome respite from the threat of mass tourism.
Traces of microplastics have been found close to the top of Mount Everest, a study showed Friday, likely originating from equipment used by the hundreds of climbers who summit the world’s highest peak every year.
China livestreamed footage of its new manned submersible parked at the bottom of the Mariana Trench on Friday, part of a historic mission into the deepest underwater valley on the planet.
A dead manatee in Florida was found to have swallowed so many plastic bags they formed a cantaloupe-sized ball in its stomach, while a baby turtle had its intestines perforated by tiny plastic fragments.
Small, portable laser pointers could be used to guide lightning strikes, with a study suggesting the technology may prevent bolts from sparking wildfires, a researcher told AFP Thursday.
A gardening craze dubbed “plantdemic” has spread across the Philippines after coronavirus restrictions fuelled demand for greenery, sending plant prices soaring and sparking a rise in poaching from public parks and protected forests.
Hermit crab numbers in southern Thailand have boomed as foreign tourists have stayed away — so much so that the national park authority appealed on Friday for the public to donate extra shells for them to live in.
A fast and cheap paper-based coronavirus test will soon be available across India, with scientists hopeful it will help turn the tide on the pandemic in one of the world’s worst-hit nations.
Located in the Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, Kamikatsu is a town unlike any other. Here, residents sort their waste perfectly, therefore making it the first-ever Zero Waste Town in Japan. You’ll be surprised to know about the simple way they achieved this.
Japan will release more than a million tons of treated radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in a decades-long operation, reports said Friday, despite strong opposition from local fishermen.
It has been called Japan’s underground “Parthenon”, a cavernous complex charged with protecting Tokyo and surrounding areas from catastrophic flooding — a risk experts warn is growing as climate change advances.
Across a vast sprawl of paddy fields on South Korea’s southern tip, a giant crane made out of rice plants urges the country to “Cheer Up!” in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The world’s sea floor is littered with an estimated 14 million tons of microplastics, broken down from the masses of rubbish entering the oceans every year, according to Australia’s national science agency.
A torrent of water, rock and heavy sludge spun Sai Ko as he clung to a corpse to survive — a memory that still traumatizes the young “jade-picker” three months after Myanmar’s worst-ever mine disaster.
On the rooftop of a Singapore shopping mall, a sprawling patch of eggplants, rosemary, bananas and papayas stand in colorful contrast to the grey skyscrapers of the city-state’s business district.