80% of S. Korea's winter air pollution made in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Up to 80 percent of the PM2.5 air contaminants in South Korea come from China during the winter and early spring, according to a collaborative study carried out by experts...

Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Hazardous smoke is blanketing Sydney as wildfires burning across eastern and southern Australia. Thick smog shrouded Australia’s most populous city on Thursda...

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...

22 farmers arrested in India for causing air pollution

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A government official says 22 farmers in northern India have been arrested for burning stubbles and causing some of the worst air pollution in the country. Spok...

India’s Parliament debates toxic air danger

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Parliament has discussed the toxic air threatening the lives of the capital region’s 48 million people, with opposition leaders demanding the creation of a parliamentary panel...

Pennsylvania families demand investigation into rare cancers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The families of young people diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer confronted Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday over what they called his administration’s insufficient respons...

US asks federal judge to toss out Nevada plutonium lawsuit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government wants a judge to reject Nevada’s request for a court order to remove weapons-grade plutonium from a site north of Las Vegas, arguing that officials have already...

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...

Tests on Boeing ‘Greenliner’ part of effort to cut emissions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi’s flagship carrier, Etihad Airways, said Monday it is launching one of the world’s most fuel-efficient long-haul airplanes, part of a growing industry effo...

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,...

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....

Historic flooding highlights Venice’s vulnerability

MILAN (AP) — The historic lagoon city of Venice exists on the edge of a double threat: As it sinks, the seas rise. That reality became more stark this week when Venice was hit with i...

Schools closed in New Delhi as air quality dips further

NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools in India’s capital are shut after air quality plunged to a severe category for the third consecutive day, enveloping New Delhi in a thick gray haze of noxious air. ...

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said. ...

Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top government environmental health official joined health experts on Wednesday in expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal that scientists...