Dirty energy heats up conflicts in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A confrontation between the Taichung City Government and the Taiwan Power Company (TPC) over air pollution has triggered a round of political arm-wrestling between the cen...

Coronavirus slams Poland's already-troubled coal industry

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The coronavirus has ripped through Poland's coal mines, where men descend deep underground in tightly packed elevators and work shoulder-to-shoulder to extract the source of 75% ...

Ecologists hail freezing of funds for new Polish coal plant

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A European group fighting climate change on Friday hailed the decision by two Polish energy companies to suspend financing for the construction of a new coal power plant. ...

Montana coal power plant closing two units built in 1970s

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the western U.S. will close two of its four units by Saturday as the Montana facility edges toward an eventual total shutdown. ...

Marchers call for clean air in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Environmental groups gathered in Taipei on Sunday (Dec. 29) for the annual anti-air pollution parade, which this year focused on clean air problems in the south. The pr...

Environmentalists sue Poland's major coal power plant

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An environmental group is suing the operator of Poland's giant Belchatow power plant to court, seeking to make Europe's single biggest carbon dioxide emitter end its use of coal ...

Kyle Busch criticism highlights NASCAR's financial disparity

The massive divide between NASCAR's heavyweights and the underdog teams just scraping by received renewed attention following Kyle Busch's damning assessment of how backmarkers raced in the playoff op...

Kenya tribunal stops building of coal plant in heritage site

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan tribunal has blocked the construction of a government-backed coal power plant in Lamu County, which hosts a UNESCO world heritage site. Civil rights ac...

AP PHOTOS: Urgency of climate talks seen in coal plants, ice

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As politicians haggle at a U.N. climate conference in Poland over ways to limit global warming, the industries and machines powering our modern world keep spewing their pollution...

Taiwan open to canning coal power plant reopening: Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan government is open to shelving the planned reopening of the Shenao coal-fired power plant (深澳電廠), if a planned liquefied natural gas terminal in Taoyuan City pa...

APNewsBreak: EPA says a little radiation may be healthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — li...

Warnings over pollution met with a shrug in coal country

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to ann...

Pruitt leaves his mark on businesses but will it last?

As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt tried to roll back rules affecting many industries, but whether he made lasting changes in the government's regulation of business or faile...

Report: Coal's tipping point near, but climate goals are not

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international ...

The Latest: Activists disrupt German coal power plant

BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Police and company officials say environmental activists have occ...