Officials: Air is safe near Houston-area petrochemical fire

Houston authorities on Tuesday assured residents that there were no measureable air-quality problems from a petrochemical plant fire despite a huge black plume of smoke that could be seen for miles. T...

Taiwan EPA raises max fine for air pollution to NT$20 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Monday (March 18) announced draft regulations that would raise the maximum fine for violations of the Air Pollution Control...

7 districts in Taichung, Taiwan exposed to 8 cancerous air pollutants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A study of air pollution in Taichung City has found that seven districts contain unacceptable levels of PM2.5 and eight first-level airborne carcinogens, reported SETN. On S...

The Latest: Students in New Delhi protest for cleaner air

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local): 8 a.m. In India's capital of New Delhi, schoolchildren are protesting inaction on...

UN: Environment is deadly, worsening mess, but not hopeless

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is sick with multiple and worsening environmental ills killing millions of people yearly, a new U.N. report says. Climate change, a global major extinction of...

Most Taiwan people want reduction in fossil fuel power: poll

Despite fears that Taiwan will face power shortages in three years due to the government's energy policy, a survey has found that over half of the people still want it to reduce the output of ther...

South Korea proposes clear-air project with China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in Seoul, where an acute increase in pollution has caused a...

Balmain celebrates trouble-makers in sexy Paris show

PARIS (AP) — Balmain celebrated rebellious trouble-makers at Paris Fashion Week Friday in a sexy show with spikes and studs, while Issey Miyake turned fashion design on its head with a fabric that can...

US keeps air pollution standard established under Obama

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. environmental regulators are leaving intact an air quality standard for power plant pollution that can worsen asthma in children, despite calls by health advocates for a to...

Haunting 'Roma' scene shines a rare spotlight on stillbirths

Of all the little moments of joy and strife that fill the top-nominated Oscar film "Roma," the most gut-wrenching takes place in a Mexico City hospital room, where a doctor coolly tells a frightened y...

Chemicals contaminating US water supplies focus of EPA plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chemical compounds are all around you. They're on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Incre...

EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chemical compounds are all around you. They're on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Incre...

Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved: study

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce c...

Hundreds protest in Germany against ban on older diesel cars

BERLIN (AP) — German police say around 800 people have demonstrated in the southwestern city of Stuttgart against a new ban on driving older diesel cars. Stuttgart, a German auto ind...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

The world's largest annual migration is taking place in China as millions of people travel home to celebrate the Lunar New Year. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this wee...