Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of ci...

Chile tests floating solar panels to power mine, save water

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of the Andean country's econ...

Taiwan's Hung Hua Construction signs MOU with Dutch shipbuilder to expand offshore wind support vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese marine construction company Hung Hua Construction (HHC) signed a purchase agreement, followed by another MOU with Dutch shipbuilding company Damen for further joint c...

Macron in Kenya, 1st French leader there since independence

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will be in Kenya today in the first visit by a French leader since the East African nation's independence in 1963. This is the ...

First Asia-Pacific Wind Energy Expo held in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first Asia-Pacific Wind Energy Expo opened at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center on Wednesday, and will run through Friday, March 15. The Expo, which is reportedly the...

As budget deficit balloons, few in Washington seem to care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is ballooning on President Donald Trump's watch and few in Washington seem to care. And even if they did, the political dynamics that ena...

Trump rouses right with prediction of a big 2020 win

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump told an appreciative audience of conservatives Saturday that he will win re-election in 2020 and by a bigger margin than his 2016 victory. He mocked Democr...

ITRI launches 'Smart Grid Academy' to foster talent for 21st century Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on Feb. 26 announced the establishment of a new “Smart Grid Academy” (電網學校) designed to foster t...

Amazon aims to cut its carbon footprint

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper's doorsteps, says it wants to be greener. The online retail giant announced plans Monday to make half of al...

Tokyo governor won't speculate on Olympic bribery scandal

TOKYO (AP) — The head of Tokyo's city government has declined to weigh in on the future of Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, who is being investigated for his part in an alleged b...

McConnell to call Senate vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on the Green New Deal, a sweeping plan by Democrats to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewabl...

Spanish islands adopt ambitious law to fight climate change

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Balearic Islands have approved a local law that by 2050 aims to ban the use of fossil fuels and adopt renewable energy for all of the region's power needs, in what authorities cl...

Klobuchar taking campaign to Midwest states that Trump won

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With snow falling steadily and the temperature well below freezing, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she's joining the group of Democrats running for president and would take her c...

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar expected to join 2020 Dem race

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is set to join the 2020 presidential race Sunday, becoming the most prominent Midwestern candidate as the party tries to win back voters i...

Pelosi shows pragmatic streak in pursuit of border deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have vilified Nancy Pelosi for years as a San Francisco liberal and now they're trying to portray her as a captive of resurgent left-wingers in her Democratic Party. ...