Work underway on British tanker sunk by U-boat off NY in WW2

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Work is underway to extract oil from a British tanker sunk by a German U-boat off Long Island during World War II. A team has been at the site of the tanker,...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP WARNS IRAN NOT TO THREATEN AMERICA The president tw...

Enough plastic already! HK celebs say no to pollution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Celebrities in Hong Kong were showered with plastic waste for a video intended to discourage people from using disposable plastic products. The “Enough Plastic&rd...

Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes' home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power plant that...

Tribes, environmentalists battle copper mine in Arizona

SONOITA, Ariz. (AP) — Native American tribes and environmental groups are fighting to stop a Canadian firm from opening a copper mine in southeastern Arizona, arguing it could desecrate sacred, ancest...

Trump's 'great patriot' farmers follow him into a trade war

MADRID, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. Whe...

Blame it on Bieber: Iceland canyon too popular with visitors

FJADRÁRGLJÚFUR, Iceland (AP) — With one magical video, Justin Bieber has made a pristine Icelandic canyon famous around the world. And that's the problem. Icelandic environmental off...

Taipei Zoo animals will be part of audience at special performance of ‘Water Color’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Water Color" (水彩) will return to Taipei Zoo on July 6 for a special performance, with animals part of the audience, after doing well in China. The acclaimed ...

Heavy, extremely heavy rain alerts issued

Taipei, May 18 (CNA) Heavy rain and extremely heavy rain alerts have been issued for most parts of Taiwan due to a strong storm cloud system, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday. The h...

Mexico City lifts pollution alert as air quality improves

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's capital has lifted a pollution alert in effect since Wednesday saying the concentration of tiny particles in the air had fallen significantly. The environ...

College Board says adversity context rewards resourcefulness

Administrators of the SAT college admissions test say considering scores in the context of where a student went to high school will let colleges identify resourceful students they might otherwise over...

Chinese photographer Lu Guang's detention raises alarm

For almost 40 years, Chinese photographer Lu Guang has been doggedly documenting environmental and social issues in China through the lens of his camera. The impact of his photography has been recogni...

Trump, de Blasio: Both look in mirror and see a president

NEW YORK (AP) — He's deeply unpopular among fellow New Yorkers, often savaged by the city's tabloids and fights with the media that cover him. He also believes he can be elected president in 2020. ...

Probe faults premium travel by former EPA head, bodyguards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog says former agency head Scott Pruitt and his bodyguards improperly spent $124,000 in federal funds on premium-class flights, a...

Green concerns and incentives drive demand for e-motorbikes in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Environmental awareness and government incentives are driving production of electric motorcycles in Taiwan, which reached a record high of 91,000 in 2018, posting year-on-...