China’s R&D spending increased 17.9 percent year on year to 1.02 trillion yuan (US$162.24 billion) in 2012.
The 46,000 square kilometer sanctuary is the first to be established in the Coral Triangle, and also provides protection to dugongs, whales, turtles, and dolphins.
Indonesia is banking on an unusual strategy to prevent further flooding in its inundated capital Jakarta called cloud seeding.
More than 2,000 rat snakes and cobras were discovered in Thailand on the eve of the Year of the Snake.
More than two months after Typhoon Bopha hit the southern Philippines, some 198,000 families are still trying to repair their homes.
During the Chinese New Year period, WWF urges people not to purchase and consume illegal wildlife products, nor accept them as gifts during gatherings.
An eminent Chinese academic who played a central role during the 2003 SARS outbreak in China says that air pollution may be more deadly than SARS.
A Chinese solar panel maker has become the first Chinese company to join WWF’s Climate Savers program.
South Korea successfully launched a rocket on Wednesday, its third attempt to place a satellite into space.
A legally binding global treaty to curb mercury in the environment if fully implemented would eliminate most mercury use by 2020.