Edgar Wolf reports on how Huo Daishan, a member of China's budding environmentalist movement, has fought to save the Huai River for decades. And how his efforts are paying off.
Authorities have warned residents to stay inside as thick smog shrouds dozens of Chinese cities. Officials are considering temporary driving bans and an extension to the shutdown of heavily polluting factories.
Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party has suffered major losses in local elections. President Tsai Ing-wen says she will resign as party chairwoman.
The recent Ukraine-Russia flare-up adds potency to US claims its gas is a safer, cheaper bet than Gazprom's. But as the Kremlin adjusts to meet new gas demands, the US gas revolution could be far from plain sailing.
Indonesian authorities have discovered flip-flops, plastic bottles and cups in a dead sperm whale. Five Asian nations, including Indonesia, are considered the world's worst plastic polluters of the earth's oceans.
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