Chemicals contaminating US water supplies focus of EPA plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chemical compounds are all around you. They're on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Incre...

Kremlin looks into reports of high pollution in mining town

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin is looking into reports of alarmingly high pollution levels in a town in the Urals emanating from a decommissioned copper mine. Carbon dioxide levels in Sib...

Bloomberg's climate pragmatism could turn off 2020 Democrats

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — This should be Michael Bloomberg's moment. No presidential prospect has done more to confront climate change than the billionaire Democrat, who measures his prog...

EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chemical compounds are all around you. They're on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Incre...

Leader of new climate panel talks of need for 'bold action'

WASHINGTON (AP) — It does not yet have office space, staff or even Republican members, but Florida Rep. Kathy Castor is confident that a special House committee on climate change will play a leading r...

Descendants from last US slave ship gathering in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Ci...

India becomes world's 2nd largest LPG importer after China

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has become the world's second largest importer of liquefied petroleum gas as its government pushes cleaner alternatives to traditional cooking fuels such as firewood and cow dun...

Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved: study

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce c...

Greenpeace warns about environmental impact of 'fast fashion'

The rise of "fast fashion" has not only changed shopping habits but has also led to the creation of more waste as people are discarding clothes at twice the rate as in 2000, according to Gre...

Hundreds protest in Germany against ban on older diesel cars

BERLIN (AP) — German police say around 800 people have demonstrated in the southwestern city of Stuttgart against a new ban on driving older diesel cars. Stuttgart, a German auto ind...

Taipei is Asia’s No.3 destination for the Lunar New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Travel web site Agoda lists Taipei City as Asia’s No.3 destination to visit during the Lunar New Year holiday starting Saturday. The Taiwanese capital is not alone in t...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

The world's largest annual migration is taking place in China as millions of people travel home to celebrate the Lunar New Year. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this wee...

Taiwan to defy referendum results, phase out nuclear power by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will reduce its energy generated by thermal power stations by 1 percent annually in the coming two years, but will proceed with its plan to abolish nuclear power by...

Bangkok flies drones, seeks better ideas to improve bad air

BANGKOK (AP) — A fleet of drones, trucks and small planes are spraying water to try to reduce dust around Bangkok while the governor invited critics to brainstorm better ideas to improve the air quali...

Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns

BANGKOK (AP) — More than 400 schools in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, have been shut as several weeks of dangerously unhealthy air pollution causes increasing concern. Prime Minister ...