Research into oaks helps us understand climate change
Jeanne Romero-Severson, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, and her collaborators, are tracking the evolution of the live oaks of eastern North America, seeking to understand ...
Gas from pollutants, forest fires at potentially toxic levels
Forest fires and emission of air pollutants, which include fumes from vehicles running on diesel and slow burning of coal and charcoal, release isocyanic acid in the troposphere. In 2011, scientists first detected isocyanic ...
50,000 wild birds smuggled through Solomons: group
More than 54,000 wild birds, including critically endangered species, were laundered through the Solomon islands into the global wildlife trade between 2000 and 2010, a wildlife group said Tuesday.
Droughts threaten Bornean rainforests
At 130 million years old, the rainforests of Southeast Asia are the oldest in the world and home to thousands of plant and animal species, some endemic to these forests. The rainforests also play important roles in modulating ...
Laos vows to address Mekong dam fears
Laos has pledged to stall construction of a controversial multi-billion dollar dam on the Mekong river until all its neighbours' environmental concerns have been answered, state media said Friday.
Studying the long rainy seasons in Indochina can help climatologists understand the accompanying and often threatening weather phenomenon and hopefully bring relief to its inhabitants.
Rare rhino birth expected soon in Indonesia
A pregnant Sumatran rhinoceros is expected to give birth soon at a sanctuary in Indonesia, in a rare event that has only happened three times in the last century, experts said Friday.
Nepal launches drones to combat poachers
Conservationists in Nepal are to send drone aircraft into the skies in the battle to save the Himalayan nation's endangered tigers and rhinos from poachers.
Panasonic's Android-based 'toughpad' unveiled in Asia
Panasonic's first Android-based computer tablet designed for tough environments such as battlefields was unveiled Tuesday at a major regional telecom fair in Singapore.
Research sheds light on how Southeast Asia evolved from hunter gatherer to farming society
The possible discovery of the earliest toilet in Southern Vietnam could give up clues about how Southeast Asia evolved from a traditional hunter gatherer society to a farming community, new research from The ...
Pitcher plant uses power of the rain to trap prey (w/ Video)
During heavy rain, the lid of Nepenthes gracilis pitchers acts like a springboard, catapulting insects that seek shelter on its underside directly into the fluid-filled pitcher, new research has found. The fi ...
Bangladesh Internet down after submarine cable cut
Millions of Bangladeshis have been unable to use the Internet or suffered slow connections after a submarine cable was cut off the coast of Singapore, an official said Thursday.
Asia-Pacific gets best seats for cosmic double-bill
Astronomers this week are poised for a double show of rare events but skywatchers in the Pacific and East Asia will have the best view, experts say.
Lady Gaga hits 25 million follower mark on Twitter
Pop diva Lady Gaga set a social media record Thursday when she became the first person on Twitter to amass more than 25 million followers, more than anyone else on the micro-blogging website.