Death toll climbs to at least 13 in worst tragedy on Everest

KATHMANDU - Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide on Saturday after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. | Video

Recent Environment News


China government survey shows 16 percent of its soil is polluted 17 Apr 2014

BEIJING - A nationwide investigation has shown that as much as 16 percent of China's soil contains higher-than-permitted levels of pollution, the environment ministry said on Thursday.


Apache CEO, Vermont activist build alliance on climate issues 17 Apr 2014

NEW YORK - Steve Farris runs a $33 billion Texas oil and gas company and turns, for advice, to a bearded Vermont environmentalist.

Manager at Japan's Fukushima plant admits radioactive water 'embarrassing' 17 Apr 2014

OKUMA, Japan - The manager of the Fukushima nuclear power plant admits to embarrassment that repeated efforts have failed to bring under control the problem of radioactive water, eight months after Japan's prime minister told the world the matter was resolved.


Beijing's bid to move polluting firms watched warily in nearby regions 18 Apr 2014

BEIJING - China's capital has ordered more than 50 companies to shut down this year in an effort to cut pollution but pushing factories out could raise objections in surrounding areas reluctant to host Beijing's polluters.


China to appeal WTO rare earth ruling 17 Apr 2014

BEIJING - China said on Thursday it would appeal against a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that found it violated global trade rules with its export limits on rare earth minerals used in defense and technology products.