Used cars keep Africans moving, but dumping concerns remain

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Salesmen whistle at potential buyers of scores of vehicles shining in the afternoon sun. One truck might bring over $20,000 but it's far from the “brand new” ride the salesman t...

Smoke haze again forces delay in Australian Open qualifying

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open officials have delayed the start of play by two hours on the second day of qualifying, hoping that smoke from regional wild fires will clear later Wednesday...

Bad air doesn't stop qualifying for Australian Open

The air was considered hazardous for outdoor workers, and described as among the worst in the world. For professional tennis players, though, it was deemed to be OK for business. A t...

Shipping industry proposes fund to tackle carbon emissions

BERLIN (AP) — A global shipping industry organization is proposing a research and development program to help cut carbon dioxide emissions, funded by about $5 billion from shipping companies over a de...

French travel show visits Lambai Island in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – French travel TV show "Echappees belles" visited Taiwan earlier this year and was mesmerized by the beauty and eco-friendly designs on Lambai Island, in Pingtung...

Venice tide barriers pass another test, but skeptics remain

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Floated along by barge , one of the 10-ton barriers designed to relieve Venice’s perennial flooding looks like a giant plaything: an oversized hinged yellow Lego. ...

Rights group draws attention to heavy smog in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of people in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore are at risk of respiratory disease because of poor air quality related to thick smog hanging over the region, a...

Senior EPA official steps down amid House ethics probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Environment Protection Agency official who helped lead the Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions is resigning amid a congressional probe...

Filipino climate activists dressed as Pikachu protest against Japan’s energy policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Filipino climate activists dressed up as Pikachu, a beloved Japanese cartoon character, and gathered outside the Japanese embassy in Manila to protest Japan’s energy...

Hong Kong-Taiwan dragon boat crew sets sail from Pingtung to Orchid Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Around 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning (June 9) an adventurous crew of 18 sailed a dragon boat out to sea, setting off from Xinghai Fishing Port (興海漁港) in Pingtung County, headed...

Garbage clogs once crystal-clear Bosnia rivers amid neglect

VISEGRAD, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Plastic bottles, rusty barrels and even old washing machines are among tons of garbage clogging rivers in Bosnia that were once famous for their emerald color and c...

Art exhibition 'Beyond Nature' being held at Vital Space Taichung

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The art exhibition “Beyond Nature” held by the Live Forever Foundation which showcases Taiwanese artists Hung, Tien-Yu and Lo, Yi-Chun’s works is in Ta...

Taiwan haircare brand O'Right wins Sustainable Beauty Award for 2nd year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week in Paris, the annual Sustainable Beauty Awards were held with a Taiwanese brand recognized for the second year in a row for its impressive commitment to producin...

Rally against air pollution to be held in Taipei on Nov. 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei will play host to an anti-air pollution march on Nov. 3, organized by over 20 environmental groups to advocate for improved environmental policies and voice concern...

Sri Lanka works to clean oil slicks near capital

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has deployed hundreds of coast guard and navy personnel to clean oil slicks on a coastal stretch near the capital following a spill caused by a pipeline leak. ...