"As rescuers desperately searched for survivors who may be buried amid the rubble in the Nepalese capital of Katmandu or trapped in remote mountain villages, officials announced that more than 3,700 people are now confirmed dead after the earthquake that struck Saturday."
"A Japanese court has rejected a legal bid to block the reopening of the Sendai nuclear power station on safety grounds, removing one of the last big hurdles to switching reactors back on after the 2011 Fukushima crisis paralyzed the industry."
"A Japanese court on Tuesday issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy four years after the Fukushima crisis."
"China's top weather scientist has made a rare official acknowledgement: climate change, he says, could have a 'huge impact' on the country's crop yields and infrastructure."
"The Karachi Nuclear PowerComplex is on an earthquake-prone seafront less than 20 miles from downtown Karachi."
"Activists are thought to have been inspired by a viral documentary that tried to highlight China's toxic smog problem but was censored by Beijing"
"Norio Kimura lost his wife, father and 7-year-old daughter Yuna in the March 2011 tsunami."
China's Communist Party has banned from the web a documentary about pollution in China that had gone viral with hundreds of millions of views during the week after its release.
"Two hundred million and counting: That's how many times a documentary about China's massive air pollution problem has been viewed online since the weekend. Environmentalists are hailing it as an eye-opener for Chinese citizens."
"At the end of last summer came news of a bizarre occurrence no one could explain. It was a massive crater that just one day showed up. Early estimates placed it at nearly 100 feet in diameter, nestled deep in Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula, a place called 'the ends of the Earth.'"