Monsanto pleads guilty to illegal pesticide use in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Agrochemicals company Monsanto on Thursday pleaded guilty to spraying a banned pesticide on research crops on the Hawaii island of Maui in 2014, prosecutors said. Mon...

EPA ends safety rules put in place after deadly Texas blast

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is scaling back chemical plant safety measures that were put in place after a Texas fertilizer plant explosion in 2013 that killed 15 people. ...

EPA prosecutions of polluters approach quarter-century lows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department figures show criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency...

Plastic items most common waste in Taiwan's coastal area: group

Plastic items are the most frequently seen garbage on local beaches, accounting for 70 percent of marine debris in Taiwan in 2019, an environmental group said Thursday. Plastic bottle caps, PET bot...

Taiwan, US stage GCTF workshop on good energy governance

The Workshop on Good Energy Governance in the Indo-Pacific held under the Taiwan-U.S. Global Cooperation and Training Framework kicked off Nov. 20 in Taipei City. Jointly organized by the Ministry ...

Review: ‘Dark Waters’ plunges into ‘forever chemicals’

Todd Haynes’ “Dark Waters,” about the prolonged (and ongoing) legal fight to uncover the environmental damage of cancer-inducing “forever chemicals” and hold their corporate makers accountable, is a s...

Regulators stop sale of Montana mine waste `Bag O’Slag’

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Environmental regulators have put a halt to a Montana business association’s sale of sandwich bags of mining waste advertised as a “Bag O’Slag.” Environmental Pr...

Video shows pollution from China bearing down on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Air quality is expected to deteriorate throughout the day in Taiwan today (Nov. 18) as air pollution drifts south from China. As a northeast wind gradually strengthens,...

AP Exclusive: Climate said to imperil 60% of Superfund sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 60 percent of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly ...

Taiwan attends diplomatic conference in Vatican City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To promote the value oriented diplomacy of Vatican City, the Catholic Church's Holy See invited representatives from various countries on Thursday (Nov. 14) to exchang...

New Taipei commits to being coal-free by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Mayor of New Taipei City Hsieh Cheng-ta (謝政達) announced on Thursday (Nov. 14) that the special municipality would be the first city in Taiwan to become coal-free. ...

24 states widen challenge to Trump administration car rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is broadening its effort to block the Trump administration from ending its authority to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for cars and trucks....

Nordic countries seek cooperation with Taiwan in sustainable energy

Northern European countries are seeking to explore more opportunities for cooperation with Taiwan in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability, representatives of three Nordic countries to Tai...

Court rules Trump EPA unlawfully ignored dangerous chemicals

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court says the Trump administration unlawfully excluded millions of tons of some of the most dangerous materials in public use from a safety review. ...

Green Party Taiwan nominates high-profile psychologist as legislator-at-large

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Green Party Taiwan (GPT) revealed its list of legislators-at-large on Thursday (Nov. 14), including a famous doctor of psychology Cheng Hui-wen (鄭惠文) and party founder...