UN: Balkans faces alarming levels of air pollution

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — People in all major cities across the western Balkans face alarming levels of air pollution that are reducing their life expectancies because the underdeveloped, po...

Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down bec...

German port a battleground for EU's fragile political center

BREMERHAVEN, Germany (AP) — If Joachim Schuster is worried about his job, he's not letting on. A jolly German in his mid-fifties with spiky greying hair and a broad smile, Schuster w...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Poor residen...

Report: Air quality harmed as Texas oil production booms

DALLAS (AP) — The production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is booming but it's coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to a repor...

Tire fire paints skies over Central Taiwan district black

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Residents of the Taichung City District of Houli received a nasty scare Tuesday (May 7) as the skies turned black due to burning tires. The operator of a storage place ...

UK to hold new inquest on air-pollution link to girl's death

LONDON (AP) — A woman who believes London's air pollution contributed to her 9-year-old daughter's death has won a court battle for a new inquest. Three High Court judges said Thursd...

At Taipei's no-nukes parade, Tsai skillfully avoids confronting party primary challenger Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a demonstration demanding nuclear-free policies for Taiwan that took place in Taipei on Saturday afternoon (April 27), both President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Prem...

Taichung spends NT$20 million on 5 street sweepers that aren't street legal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After being mocked for giving out 10,000 free bottles "Air of Guguan" (谷關空氣), the government of Taichung Kuomintang (KMT) Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) is being criticized...

Taichung Power Plant ordered to build new waste treatment facility

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has requested state-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to build a new waste treatment facility for its coal-fired power plant in Taichung in two ye...

Congress measures conflict over drilling near sacred sites

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers ventured thousands of miles from Washington to collect testimony Monday as advocates urge members of Congress to establish greater restrictions on oil and natural gas d...

Taiwan 4th worst for rate of kids getting asthma from traffic pollution: study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan ranked fourth worst for rate of children developing asthma from traffic pollution out of 194 countries, according to a study published in the prestigious journal Th...

Is Taipei a "Farm City?'

In 2014, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-Je (柯文哲) proposed his “Farm City” project, as part of his election campaign platform. Five years have passed since then and the question is: Has he kept his...

Environmentalists question Pennsylvania's new methane rule

The administration of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is pushing a regulation to control methane emissions from existing natural gas facilities that doesn't directly target the potent greenhouse gas, raising...

London taxes older vehicles in bid to fight air pollution

LONDON (AP) — In a bid to fight air pollution, London has introduced one of the world's toughest vehicle emissions standards, placing a tax on older, more polluting cars that drive into the center of ...