Air pollution in Afghan capital is deadlier than war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's authorities are trying to tackle pollution in the country's capital, which may be even deadlier than the 18-year-old war. There are no officia...

Poor air quality closes schools in Iran's capital

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Dangerously poor air quality has forced Iran's government to close all primary schools in the capital, Tehran, a city home to 10 million people. A thick smog is h...

Air quality sinks to 'severe' in haze-shrouded New Delhi

NEW DELHI (AP) — A thick gray haze blanketed India's capital on Tuesday, with authorities attempting to reduce the pollution by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction. ...

New Zealand entrepreneurs promote green consumption in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Zealand entrepreneur Justin Lambie and his brother Andrew Lambie were invited to exhibit flip-flops their company creates from marine debris at the 2019 Taipei Interna...

Air quality sinks to 'severe' in haze-shrouded New Delhi

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's capital is engulfed in a thick haze, plummeting air quality levels to "severe" category after a brief respite. The state-run Central Pollution Control Board'...

Greenpeace urges cut in plastic packaging on Singles' Day

The non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace called on major retailers in Taiwan to step up their efforts to eliminate plastic packaging, on Singles' Day Monday, the largest shopping...

Video shows wildfire threaten freeway in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A wildfire that broke out on the outskirts of western Taiwan's Taichung City spread precariously close to a freeway on Sunday (Nov. 10), sparking fears among motorists...

Pacific bird refuge struggles as ocean garbage patch grows

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land wi...

Dow agrees to $77M environmental settlement in Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to spend $77 million on environmental restoration projects to compensate for pollution by its plant in Midland, Michigan. Fede...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

An Indian Hindu performs a ritual to thank the sun god for sustaining life on Earth in the Yamuna River, which is covered by chemical foam caused by industrial pollution in New Delhi. ...

BBC science show Click presents Taiwan invention the AirBox

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In its latest edition, the BBC’s weekly science show Click presents technology made in Taiwan, including the AirBox designed to fight pollution. At the origin of ...

Farmers blamed for Delhi's pollution say they are helpless

AMRITSAR, India (AP) — Indian farmers say they're being unfairly criticized for causing the worst air pollution in the capital because of the burning of stubbles in the fields. The a...

Iconic Pacific bird sanctuary ravaged by plastic and death

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land wi...

Swedish princess urges Bosnia's leaders to address pollution

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Swedish Crown Princess Victoria has urged Bosnian leaders to tackle their country's environmental problems, saying it's a key challenge they will have to confront i...

Schools reopen in New Delhi with air pollution falling

NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools have reopened in the Indian capital with toxic air level coming down by more than half since authorities declared a health emergency last Friday. With strong...