Citing virus, EPA has stopped enforcing environmental laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday abruptly waived enforcement on a range of legally mandated public health and environmental protections, saying industries could have t...

Oil industry cites virus in seeking broad pollution waivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it’s reviewing a request from the oil and gas industry to ease enforcement of hazardous air and water pollution and other regula...

Trump agencies push forward on rollbacks as pandemic rages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is steadily pushing major public health and environmental rollbacks toward enactment, rejecting appeals that it slow its deregulatory drive while Americans g...

Taiwan legislative committee suspended temporarily after employee from environmental agency infected with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An employee from the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has sickened 169 people and killed two in Taiw...

Parlow Cone says US Soccer argument vs women was mistake

As a different set of lawyers took over for the U.S. Soccer Federation, new USSF President Cindy Parlow Cone disavowed papers submitted by the previous attorneys who argued women's national team playe...

Cold front forecast to send mercury down to 13 degrees in Taiwan

With the arrival of a continental cold air mass, people in Taiwan are expected to experience a sharp fall in temperatures, with lows expected to drop to 13 degrees Celsius from Saturday night (March 1...

Edmunds recommends 5 extra-small crossover SUVs

Extra-small crossover SUVs make up the fastest-growing class in the automotive industry over the past five years, according to Edmunds data. The segment surpassed the 1 million mark in number of vehic...

USSF says hostile crowds give men different jobs than women

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation says facing hostile crowds in Mexico and Central America and makes playing for the U.S. men's national team a different job than competing for the American w...

Cold front forecast to send temperatures down to 14 degrees this week

The mercury is expected to drop to 14 degrees Celsius in parts of Taiwan over the next two days with the arrival of a continental cold front, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday. The cold ...

International company settles EPA water pollution lawsuit

CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) — A manufacturer of commercial explosives will pay a $2.9 million civil penalty and make substantial improvements to plants in Missouri to settle a federal lawsuit contending it dis...

US considers more water recycling _ including from oilfields

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday on a water-recycling push it says could get good use out of more of the wastewater that industries, cities and farms spew out, including the b...

Grants seek market-based reductions of Great Lakes pollution

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal grants totaling more than $1.8 million are being awarded to five organizations for projects that will use market-based approaches to reducing nutrient pollution tha...

Taiwan wages war on single-use plastics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan aims to cut its decades-long dependency on plastic by following the European Union (EU) and its European Green Deal (EGD), a circular economy strategy to realize su...

Should Taiwan establish Asia's first Green Deal?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Union (EU) repositioned itself as a world leader on climate issues last December by announcing the European Green Deal and the goal to become climate neutral ...

Toxic Superfund cleanups decline to more than 30-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites last year than any administration since the program’s first years in the 1980s, figures released by th...