Trump tests limits as Cabinet members fan out to key states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos planned a “Moms for Trump” rally in her home state of Michigan. The Department of Homeland Security's top official was in Texas to celebrate completio...

NAACP files suit against Trump's diversity training order

New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that restricts federal agencies, as well as contractors and grant recipients, fr...

Greenpeace wants Taiwan to go carbon neutral by 2050

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Environmentalist organization Greenpeace wants Taiwan to follow the examples of Japan and South Korea in setting 2050 as its deadline for carbon neutrality, reports said W...

US Coast Guard to deter illegal Chinese fishing in Western Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is dispatching Coast Guard cutters to the Western Pacific to help deter the illicit activities of China's fishing fleet, the largest in the world, wh...

Russia: Toxic algae blamed for death of marine life

The mass death of sea creatures off the coast of Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka region was caused by a bloom of toxic algae, the country's top environmental official said Friday. The response...

Chinese air pollution to blow into Taiwan on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is predicting orange Air Quality Index (AQI) warnings across much of the country as air pollution drifts down from China on Frida...

Exclusive inside look at Biden's Taiwan policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As many voters with a connection to Taiwan are under the impression that the Trump administration has a more favorable policy towards the country, sources close to Joe Bid...

Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A mining company said Tuesday that it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, a big step for a once-emb...

EU states agree on agricultural policy reform

The EU member states announced on Wednesday morning in Luxembourg that they had come to an agreement over reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The talks lasted almost two days before agri...

Engineers' report bolsters proposed Mississippi pump project

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday published a draft of a new environmental impact statement that supports a proposal for massive pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of...

EPA letting some hazardous coal ash ponds stay open longer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Trump administration will let some leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash storage ponds stay in operation for years more and some unlined ponds to stay open indefinitely u...

Electric cars, homes and shops: NJ's clean energy future?

ATLANTIC CITY,N.J. (AP) — Gasoline-powered vehicles would become a thing of the past, and nine out of every 10 buildings in New Jersey would be heated and cooled by electricity instead of natural gas ...

Wildfire smoke in US exposes millions to hazardous pollution

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergenc...

Dueling town halls for Trump, Biden after debate plan nixed

U.S. President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden will compete for TV audiences in dueling town hall meetings instead of meeting face-to-face for their second debate as originally planned. The t...

Trump makes water demand of farms priority for new office

President Donald Trump on Tuesday created what he called a “subcabinet” for federal water issues, with a mandate that includes water-use changes sought by corporate farm interests and oil and gas. ...