Orange land a plum: $150,000 donation follows Syracuse upset

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York businessman says he's following through with a pledge to donate $150,000 to area Boys & Girls Clubs in the aftermath of Syracuse's upset of No. 1 Duke. ...

Taiwan's recycling 'success story' lauded by U.S. Smithsonian Institution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s successful recycling industry is no secret to the international community, and the island’s story made it on to the website of the world’s large...

For Ghana e-waste recyclers, a safer option amid toxic fumes

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — On any given day, plumes of noxious smoke rise above the Agbogbloshie dump site in Ghana's capital, Accra. The billowing black smoke comes from the many informal ...

The Latest: Snyder signs bill to make ballot measures harder

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's action on lame-duck bills (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law ma...

Barrier isn't trapping trash in Pacific Ocean after months

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating device deployed three months ago to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind th...

Man puts up sculpture of middle finger as a message to town

WESTFORD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who is in an ongoing dispute with his town is letting officials know exactly how he feels by erecting a large wooden sculpture of a fist with the middle finger raise...

AP PHOTOS: Belgian experts seek e-waste gold in climate curb

BERINGEN, Belgium (AP) — Mark Adriaenssens and his colleagues are looking for gold — and other precious materials — all in a quest to save the planet. While thousands of delegates ar...

New 24-hour trash disposal and recycling machine being trialed in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new 24-hour trash collection service is currently being trialed in a central Taipei district. Thanks largely to the country’s illustrious garbage collection sys...

Africa's solid waste is growing, posing a climate threat

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — No one would envy a life of scavenging in Kenya's biggest landfill, but Daniel Kiarie says he would never leave it. Birds circle overhead and dogs scuffle as th...

Kids' postcards blanket Alpine glacier in eco-friendly stunt

ALETSCH GLACIER, Switzerland (AP) — Kids across the world expressed concerns about global warming by joining forces to create what organizers say is the world's biggest postcard on a glacier in the Sw...

Man arrested for stealing 868 pairs of women's shoes in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man has been arrested for stealing 868 pairs of women's shoes from more than 33 victims over the course of five years in the northern Taiwan city of Keelung, reporte...

Taiwanese company Foxconn may face obstacles in Wisconsin under new Governor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the recent U.S. elections, the new Governor of Wisconsin, a Democrat, may have set his sights on undermining the state’s agreement with the Foxconn Corpor...

Trove of war posters discovered at New Hampshire library

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words "This Is the Enemy." Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recyclin...

Philippine President Duterte: free trip to Hong Kong for drug lord killers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced monetary awards and a free trip to Hong Kong for police officers that kill drug-trafficking bosses. The president sai...

Washington city ends gun sales by police after AP probe

SEATTLE (AP) — The city council in Spokane, Washington, has passed an ordinance prohibiting police from selling confiscated firearms, citing an Associated Press investigation that found that some guns...