News tagged with southeast asia

US defense programs target of China cyber threat

New revelations that China used cyberattacks to access data from nearly 40 U.S. weapons programs and almost 30 other defense technologies have increased pressure on American leaders to take more strident action against Beijing ...

May 29, 2013
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Land-clearing Blazes in Indonesia

In Indonesia, land-clearing blazes dot the countryside. Fires for clearing land have been outlowed for all but the smallest landowners, but the "slash-and-burn" practice still persists despite cloaking Southeast ...

Jul 22, 2013
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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 ...

Jul 16, 2012
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Leeches are DNA bloodhounds in the jungle

Copenhagen Zoo and University of Copenhagen have in collaboration developed a new and revolutionary, yet simple and cheap, method for tracking mammals in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. They collect leeches from tropical ...

Apr 23, 2012
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Rare, once-royal turtle to be tracked in Cambodia

(AP) -- One of the world's most endangered turtles has been released into a Cambodian river with a satellite transmitter attached to its shell to track how it will navigate through commercial fishing grounds ...

Jan 21, 2012
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Air pollution becomes Asia's migraine

Air pollution has become a curse for millions of city-dwellers in Asia, posing a mounting risk to the very young and very old, pregnant women and people with heart and respiratory problems, say experts.

Jun 20, 2013
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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.

Jun 20, 2012
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