Big power shutoffs in California as winds boost fire danger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Large swaths of California had no electricity Monday as utilities tried to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires while the fire-weary state was buffeted by powe...

In Dubai, oil-rich UAE sees a new wonder: A coal power plant

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A new wonder is rising in the southern desert of Dubai against the backdrop of Persian Gulf beaches, but it's not another skyscraper to grace the futuristic sheikhdo...

French rescuers search for 8 people missing after floods

PARIS (AP) — French authorities deployed about 1,000 firefighters, four military helicopters and troops Sunday to help search for at least eight people still missing in a mountainous southeastern regi...

Taiwan urged to take climate action to avoid industry woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of legislators called on the Taiwanese government on Thursday (Sept. 24) to set forth a clear strategy to address challenges brought about by climate change. Fi...

Whitmer offers 'carbon-neutral' climate plan for Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday called for Michigan to become “carbon neutral” by 2050 in the fight against climate change, which would require steep reductions in green...

Underwater and on fire: US climate change magnifies extremes

America's worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning this month while others were underwater in devastating extreme weather disasters...

Germany: Nationwide warning test fails in some places

BERLIN (AP) — People in Germany braced themselves for shrieking sirens Thursday morning but instead got deafening silence in many places as the first test of the nationwide warning system in 30 years ...

Derailed train in Scotland hit 'washed-out rocks and gravel'

LONDON (AP) — An investigation into a train crash in northeast Scotland last month that killed three people has found that the train struck a pile of washed-out rock and gravel before derailing, accor...

In Europe, 1 in 8 deaths linked to pollution: report

The European Environment Agency (EEA) said in a report published Tuesday that 13% of deaths in Europe were the result of environmental pollution. The Copenhagen-based agency said environmental polluti...

Taiwan CWB warns of new tropical disturbance brewing near Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday (Aug. 21) that a new tropical disturbance is brewing in the West Pacific Ocean and is likely to intensify into a tropical stor...

Scotland: Investigators confirm derailed train hit landslide

LONDON (AP) — A passenger train hit a landslide before derailing in Scotland earlier this week, killing three people, U.K. rail investigators confirmed Friday. A train track obstruct...

Taiwan researchers reveal pros, cons of urban wildlife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plenty of animals opt for city life as humans do, but despite all the benefits cities offer, concrete jungles can be as dangerous as their natural counterparts. In a re...

Climate change makes freak Siberian heat 600 times likelier

Nearly impossible without man-made global warming, this year’s freak Siberian heat wave is producing climate change’s most flagrant footprint of extreme weather, a new flash study says. ...

Three Gorges Dam scared Taiwan’s Delta off investing in Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Delta Electronics, Inc. did not accept invitations to invest in the Chinese city of Wuhan because it was worried about the safety of the Three Gorges Dam, a...

Taiwan may give pupils 'heat days'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As large parts of Taiwan sweltered under the heat Saturday (July 3), education officials said they are preparing to meet in August to consider giving pupils days off durin...