'Toxic cocktail' poisoning water in fire-ravaged city

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Water officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, which was decimated by a wildfire last year, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene. ...

Things to pack in emergency kit in event of earthquakes: Taiwan authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that rocked the eastern city of Hualien and rattled almost the entire island of Taiwan has again brought to light the importance of disaster p...

Border chaos forces truckers to wait hours, sometimes days

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — To deal with a surge of migrating Central American families, the Trump administration has reassigned so many inspectors from U.S.-Mexico border crossings that truckers are...

Mozambique recovers from cyclone, fights threat of cholera

BOPIRA, Mozambique (AP) — As battered notebook in the lists the people still alive in this village after a devastating cyclone. But sip by sip, a deadly threat remains. Nearly a mont...

Farmer turns his house into relief center in Mozambique

MATARARA, Mozambique (AP) — It began with a farmer who wanted to see how his neighbors had weathered a deadly cyclone. It has turned into an extraordinary grassroots relief operation that has helped t...

Drinking water problems linger long after flooding

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several communities along the Missouri River continue to struggle to restore drinking water service weeks after massive flooding swept through the area. People who...

Cases of donated water found in old Flint school

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Numerous cases of bottled water have been discovered inside a former school in Flint, Michigan. The Flint Journal reports the water was found by ...

Cannabis-derived CBD oil finding place in ever more products

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From skin-care lotions to bottled water, cannabis companies are rolling out a growing array of consumer products infused with a chemical found in marijuana called cannabidiol, or CB...

Jaden Smith's foundation bringing clean water to Flint

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Jaden Smith's foundation and a church are working to bring cleaner water to Flint, Michigan. The rapper's organization and First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church...

Mineral water sold at Taiwan Muji stores found to contain carcinogens 4 times safe limit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Mineral water sold at outlets of the Japanese retail chain Muji in Taiwan have been found to contain excessive levels of carcinogens, and customers have until May to return the...

Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of US mining industry

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding ...

Schools reopen in Dayton, Ohio, even if water isn't yet safe

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Some 100,000 people in the Dayton, Ohio, area are waiting for word that they can use their water without boiling it. Crews located a water-line leak early Thursda...

Leaky pipes lead to widespread water warnings in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Leaky pipes have left about 100,000 customers in Ohio under a boil-water advisory. Dayton's city manager told The Dayton Daily News that crews found the leak just...

Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies

The rainwater collection system is broken at the environmental research station on a remote, rocky Pacific island off the California coast. So is a crane used to hoist small boats in and out of the wa...

3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate "without fear or favor" the scandal over Flint's lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locke...