Trump flips on trade pact, weighs rejoining Pacific-Rim deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a fr...

Poland to spend $8.8 billion on clean heating to fight smog

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister says the government plans to spend up to $8.8 billion by 2028 on cleaner heating as part of its efforts to fight smog. Mateusz Morawieck...

US targets waiver letting California steer emissions limits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scott Pruitt, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, turned his sights this week on a nearly half-century-old federal waiver that allows California to pursue i...

Karachi set to host 3 T20s against West Indies

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan gets another chance to showcase its ability to host international cricket when West Indies starts a three-match Twenty20 series on Sunday in Karachi. ...

S. Koreans outraged over air pollution from China, government's lack of action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea has been covered in a fine haze of air pollution since last week that originated in China, with many residents becoming increasingly angry and alarmed. Ther...

Wisconsin officials want a break on tougher ozone rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials are asking the Trump administration to set aside a recent federal finding and conclude that the state is in compliance with newer and tougher ozone emission st...

Judge: Trump administration violated law over smog findings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge says the Trump administration violated federal law when it failed to meet a deadline to identify all parts of the U.S. with dangerous smog levels. ...

Major Chinese city orders traffic, factory curbs due to smog

BEIJING (AP) — One of China's biggest cities has imposed curbs on traffic and factories due to a spike in air pollution and told elderly people and children to stay indoors. The gove...

California leaders to protest scrapping of Clean Power Plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top energy and environment officials were expected Wednesday to vociferously oppose a Trump administration effort to scrap an Obama-era policy aimed at fighting clima...

Poor air quality recorded in most parts of western Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) warned of poor air quality in western Taiwan on Sunday as 33 air quality monitoring stations flashed either an orange or red warning a...

EU court: Poland has violated EU air quality laws

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top court says that Poland has violated EU law on air quality by continuously exceeding the bloc's pollution limit from 2007-2015. Issuing ...

23-year-old Chinese man marries 38-year-old woman after she pays parents 5 million RMB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a reverse of fortune, Chinese netizens are mocking a wedding between a rich woman and a man 15 years her junior after it was revealed that she paid his parents a large sum o...

Great Wall of China, Beijing added to Fodor's 'No List 2018' of places to avoid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Late last year, the Great Wall of China and the megacity of Beijing were mentioned in Fodor's list of places to avoid for tourists in 2018 because of the wal...

China suffers natural gas shortage as coal ban backfires

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, disrupting supplies to industry, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use led to energy sh...

Multiple red alerts issued for smog in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The air in Kaohsiung is covered with haze and low visibility as a thick layer of smog shrouded the city's 85 Sky Tower today (Dec.12), and the public is advi...