New California fire scorches wine country near San Francisco

ST. HELENA, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled destructive new wildfires in wine country north of San Francisco Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already badly scorched state. ...

Taiwan's 2020 Tang Prize Laureates Gather to Address Mankind's Most Urgent Challenges

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 28 September 2020 - The Tang Prize Foundation joined forces with Taiwan's National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, National Cheng Kung University, N...

China fires back at US over environment, South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — U.S.-China friction flared again Monday, with Beijing firing back at accusations by Washington that it is a leading cause of global environmental damage and has reneged on its promise n...

Global tea prices skyrocket by 50% amid COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus pandemic is driving up prices of tea leaves on a global scale due to a drop in supply and increased consumption among people forced to work at home. The...

Taiwan's 'China' designation corrected on website of international mayoral coalition

Update 9:24 a.m. GCoM has updated its Taipei and New Taipei City pages to correct the names of the cities' sitting mayors. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international network of mayors ded...

Macron's party faces struggle in French Senate elections

PARIS (AP) — Nearly half of France’s Senate seats are up for grabs Sunday in an election that is likely to leave the chamber dominated by conservatives and serve a new electoral blow to President Emma...

Climate marchers demand action in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A coalition of non-profits, youth, and concerned citizens braved the deluge in Taipei Sunday afternoon (Sept. 27) to march for climate action. The demonstration, which ...

Taiwan protests its cities being listed as Chinese by global climate NGO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Sunday (Sept. 27) that it has lodged a protest against an international organization for listing its cities as part of China. ...

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn't kill us, climate change will

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If COVID-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will. ...

Xi’s carbon-neutral pledge doesn't stand up to scrutiny

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Chinese dictator Xi Jinping (習近平) was given a platform at the UN General Assembly last week to whitewash his regime's culpability for the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic...

Hundreds of anti-coal protesters break into German mine

Hundreds of anti-coal protesters entered a mine in western Germany on Saturday to protest the continued extraction and use of fossil fuels. Environmentalists object to the German gov...

COVID-19 can't crush human rights, UN gathering declares

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a diminished spotlight because of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading human rights defenders on Friday urged people in these fractured times to connect through politics — and vote, t...

Biden's low-key campaign style worries some Democrats

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and adrenaline. But as the worst pandemic in a century bears down on the United Stat...

House backs bill to boost 'clean energy,' enhance efficiency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a modest bill to promote “clean energy” and increase energy efficiency while phasing out the use of coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are con...

Court convicts 12 over tennis-playing protest at Swiss bank

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss appeals court on Thursday convicted a dozen environmental activists who took part in a rogue tennis match inside a Lausanne branch of Credit Suisse to protest the Swiss bank's li...