Heating up: Investors' green targets go beyond just big oil

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not just big oil and power companies that investors are pushing to do better on the environment. In the next few weeks, Amazon shareholders will vote on a propos...

Macron: France will step up fight against species extinction

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday his government would step up its efforts to protect biodiversity after he met scientists who warned that increasing biodiversity loss was as big a threat t...

United Nations to offer first report on global biodiversity

Top scientists will tell the world Monday how bad off Mother Nature is. The United Nations plans to issue its first comprehensive scientific report on biodiversity, looking hard at t...

To cut food waste, Taiwan to make school lunches more appetizing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To cut down food waste the Ministry of Education is teaming up with the Full Foods Foundation (灃食公益飲食文化教育基金會) to host a school chef cooking competition and “make school l...

Donations, pigs part of Las Vegas' efforts to cut food waste

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The reduction of food waste has taken hold in a city known for excess: Las Vegas. Sin City's world-famous casinos in recent years have developed and expanded innovat...

COA minister claims Taiwan will not get ASF unless biologically attacked

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of the Council of Agriculture (COA) Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) said that unless there’s a deliberate biological attack African swine fever (ASF) will not spread t...

Newborn was alive before being dumped into Taipei trashcan by Singaporean couple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Authorities announced on Monday (March 25) that a newborn baby girl was likely still alive before being dumped into a kitchen waste trashcan by a Singaporean couple last month....

DNA links Singaporean couple to dead newborn dumped in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Authorities today announced that DNA collected from blood stains in the hotel room where a Singaporean couple was staying does match that of a newborn baby dumped in a kitchen ...

Travel agencies, tour guides to be punished for members carrying meat into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Travel agencies and tour guides will be held accountable if tour members are caught bringing contraband meat products into Taiwan, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Jan. 2...

Denmark starts building anti-swine border fence

Denmark began construction of its controversial swine fence on the German border on Monday. Copenhagen hopes the planned 70-kilometer (40-mile) fence will halt the spread of African swine fever, tran...

Nashua fifth-grader sworn in as New Hampshire Kid Governor

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A fifth grader from Nashua was sworn in as New Hampshire's first "Kid Governor" on Friday, promising to work hard to protect animals from abuse and urging the Legislature to do th...

Taiwan's Yunlin County bans feeding food scraps to pigs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yunlin County has become the first region to ban using food waste as pig feed in the face of a potential African swine fever epidemic. The announcement came from newly-...

Tsai holds conference to ensure protection against swine fever in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen held a talk with pig farmers and those working in the industry today in Yunlin County (雲林縣) hoping to up preventative measures against the spread of...

Taiwan environmental agency commends restaurants for reducing food waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a ceremony to mark World Food Day on Oct. 16, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) commended four dozen restaurants and catering services for th...

Plant-based diets needed to limit climate change

A plant-based diet, improved farming practices, and reduced food waste are needed to keep the negative environmental effects of the food system within the Earth's limits, according to a new study ...