Fake 'Made in Taiwan' masks from China discovered in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China-made face masks falsely claiming to have been manufactured in Taiwan have surfaced in the Philippines in another example of how the country’s reputation for ma...

China promises subsidies to boost falling electric car sales

BEIJING (AP) — China is promising more subsidies to shore up plunging electric car sales amid the coronavirus pandemic but set limits that exclude Tesla’s made-in-China model. Subsid...

Climate activist: leaders must act in unison during crises

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday urged world leaders to act together, based on scientists' advice, in addressing major crises from the COVID-19 pandemic to global ...

As people stay home, Earth turns wilder and cleaner

An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth. As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New...

As people stay home, Earth turns wilder and cleaner

An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth. As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stop...

Losing face: The rise of the mask, and what's lost behind it

PITTSBURGH (AP) — On Saturday afternoons, the Strip District neighborhood of Pittsburgh becomes a jam-packed hub of old-fashioned shopping. People stride along Penn Avenue, hopping from greengrocer to...

Bikes vs Virus: Bogota expands paths in novel strategy

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Wash your hands. Try to stay home. But if you have to go out, consider taking a bike. That's the message the mayor of one of Latin America's most populous cit...

China's skies are briefly clearer while factories stay shut

WASHINGTON (AP) — China’s far-reaching efforts to control the spread of the new coronavirus have shuttered factories, emptied airports and resulted in a steep drop in carbon emissions and other pollut...

Viral fear sparks global run on face masks

Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them. Many businesses are sold o...

Transco back again, seeking permits for Eastern gas pipeline

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — A hotly contested proposal to build a pipeline to take natural gas to customers in New York City and Long Island is back before New Jersey regulators. The Nor...

Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus

TOKYO (AP) — Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the ...

Unhealthy levels of smog choke Thai capital for over a week

BANGKOK (AP) — Unhealthy levels of smog have choked Bangkok for more than a week, as the Thai capital's residents fume over the ineffectiveness of government measures to combat the problem. ...

Protesters in face masks march against Belgrade's smog

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hundreds of people have rallied in Serbia's capital to protest the heavy pollution that has gripped Belgrade in recent days. Many participants in Friday's pr...

Anger, emergency measures in smog-stifled Balkan cities

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Major cities in a series of Balkan countries have been hit by dangerous levels of smog in recent days, prompting anger among residents and official warnings to stay indoors and...

Australian wildfire smoke stokes health fears in cities

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Fire alarms have been sounding in high-rise buildings across downtown Sydney and Melbourne as dense smoke from distant wildfires confuse electronic sensors. Modern governmen...