Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin's new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to...

Asia welcomes Year of the Pig with banquets and temple visits

BEIJING (AP) — Asia welcomed the lunar Year of the Pig on Tuesday with visits to temples, family banquets and the world’s biggest travel spree. Celebrations took place throughout the ...

18 monitors flash red warnings for pollution in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clouds of thick smog are again lingering heavy over some of Taiwan’s southern cities. Residents of Kaohsiung, Tainan and surrounding city and prefecture areas are...

AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll. Lately, that means reco...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

A female panda, still unnamed after being born in a Malaysian zoo, celebrates her first birthday with an ice cake. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a man wears...

Family's fight for liquor license leads to Supreme Court

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Doug and Mary Ketchum chose Memphis, Tennessee, as a place to live with their disabled adult daughter because it has clearer air than their former home in Utah. ...

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia. In Bangkok, a combination of construction dust, auto exhaust and other pollut...

South Korea: Record high smog pollution from China raises health concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea has been suffering serious smog levels in recent days, and as usual, the culprit is China’s heavy industry across the Yellow Sea. Seoul has reported f...

Giving up gas: China's Shenzhen switches to electric taxis

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — One of China's major cities has reached an environmental milestone: an almost entirely electric-powered taxi fleet. The high-tech hub of Shenzhen in southern C...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Indian brides sit together for a group photograph during a mass wedding in Surat. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a photojournalist is silhouetted by the suns...

US fossil fuel exports spur growth, climate worries

GEOJEDO, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea's largest shipyard, thousands of workers in yellow hard hats move ceaselessly between towering cranes lifting hulks of steel. They look like a hive of bees s...

US fossil fuel exports spur growth, climate worries

GEOJEDO, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea's largest shipyard, thousands of workers in yellow hard hats move ceaselessly between towering cranes lifting hulks of steel. They look like a hive of bees s...

Residents of Russian city protest 'black sky' air pollution

CHELYABINSK, Russia (AP) — Residents of a city in Russia's Ural Mountains are expressing worry over industrial pollution after heavy smog enveloped Chelyabinsk this month and remained for two weeks. ...

California mandates 100-percent zero-emission bus fleet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California moved Friday to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of elect...

No. 2 gas-producing state moves to curb air pollution

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is aiming to curb air pollution and greenhouse emissions from its vast natural gas exploration fields, even as the Trump administration moves to relax federal requi...