California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted...

Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela's broken oil industry

CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout of Venezuela's collapsing oil industry as the fishermen who scratch out an existence on the blackened, sticky shores of...

Japan embassy in S. Korea publishes radiation data on Fukushima and Seoul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a move that is drawing mixed reactions from observers in Japan and South Korea, the Japanese Embassy in Seoul began to publish daily data on radiation levels in Fukushi...

The Latest: San Francisco mayor fed up with Trump's swipes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the EPA cracking down on California water quality (all times local): 12:35 p.m. San Francisco's mayor has rejected a federal clai...

EPA: California homelessness causing poor water quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says California is falling short on preventing water pollution, largely because of its problem with homelessness in big cities such as Los Angeles and San Fran...

3 German pharmacies shut in probe of tainted diabetes test

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have closed three pharmacies in the western city of Cologne after a pregnant woman died after using a tainted diabetes test. North Rhine-Westphalia's...

Taiwan removes 38 stomach acid medications from shelves over cancer concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least 38 acid-reducing medications in Taiwan have been ordered to be taken off shelves in a precautionary measure over alleged carcinogen contamination. The U.S. Foo...

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty of nuke crisis liability

A Japanese court on Thursday ruled that three former executives for Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fukushima meltdown. The ruling by the Tokyo D...

Pork slaughter rules give companies more food safety tasks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government finalized a new rule for most U.S. pork processing plants Tuesday that allows meatpackers to remove limits on the speed of production lines and place mor...

Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination. The arts collective Bombshelltoe has coll...

Lead pipes that tainted Newark's water are found across US

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A drinking water crisis in New Jersey's biggest city is bringing new attention to an old problem: Millions of homes across the U.S. get their water through pipes made of toxic lead...

Baffert lawyer: Justify positive test from contaminated food

A lawyer for Bob Baffert says the Hall of Fame trainer did not intentionally give 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year's Kentucky D...

Concerns rise over tainted sewage sludge spread on croplands

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fertilizer w...

No-spray zones divide French farmers from anxious neighbors

PARIS (AP) — When tractors laden with pesticides and other chemicals start spraying the vineyards that produce fruity Bordeaux wines, Marie-Lys Bibeyran's phone starts to ring. "Peop...

UK worries Brexit could bring 'chlorinated chicken' from US

NEW YORK (AP) — Could Brexit bring America's "chlorinated chicken" to the United Kingdom? The European Union has long refused to import poultry from the United States that is routine...