Antetokounmpo funds basketball court in fire-ravaged Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed...

California regulators not taking action against care homes

Across California, at least 20 companies providing care for the elderly, disabled and mentally ill continue to operate illegally after being cited for failing to pay their workers more than $1.4 milli...

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

China's decision to restrict scrap imports created big challenges for U.S. recycling programs last year. But it has also spurred investment in plants that process recyclables no longer being shipp...

New enterprise to address growing waste problem in Vietnam recognized at Taiwan summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnamese enterprise mGreen won a Biosphere Sustainability award at the 2019 Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit for its unique initiative that encourages citizens to s...

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...

Philippine newspaper editorial urges people to draw on recycling experience from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A newspaper in the Philippines has called on locals to learn from Taiwan in waste disposal, hailing the island as one of the countries boasting the highest recycling rates...

Review: In 'Biggest Little Farm,' a journey back to the land

"The Biggest Little Farm" is a documentary with the title, and much of the rosy fantasy, of a picture book. John and Molly Chester didn't, like Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, buy a zoo. But they g...

UN environment agency warns of effects of rising sand use

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s environment program is warning about the overuse of sand resources, saying a three-fold increase in demand over the last 20 years amid increasing population, urbanization and ...

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...

France, Germany plan to create leading battery industry

PARIS (AP) — France and Germany have unveiled details of a plan to create a leading electric battery industry in Europe, from the extraction of raw materials to recycling. French Eco...

New York City bans alcohol ads on city property

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a ban of alcohol advertising on city property. The ban, which takes effect immediately, applies to bus shelters, newsstand...

Drought hits Panama Canal shipping, highlights climate fears

GATÚN, Panama (AP) — An intense drought related to this year's El Nino phenomenon has precipitously lowered the level of Panama's Gatun Lake, forcing the country's Canal Authority to impose draft limi...

Taiwan mulling acceleration of plan to ban plastic straws

A plan to ban plastic straws that was expected to be carried out in stages may now be put in place in a single step, an environmental official said Monday. The government intends to put the ban in ...

Border Patrol expands fingerprinting of migrant children

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. border authorities say they've started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and governm...

Future of Northwest e-recycler unclear after fraud sentences

SEATTLE (AP) — The future of one of the Northwest's largest electronics recyclers is uncertain after a judge sentenced its two founders to more than two years in prison each for fraud. ...