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...

Ex-prisoners who can vote sought for Wisconsin 2020 election

MILWAUKEE (AP) — When Quentin Blackburn was sent to prison for his first felony conviction in the 1990s, the consequences were clear: he could no longer vote or possess a firearm. It wasn’t until last...

North India prepares for New Year's enveloped in cold smog

NEW DELHI (AP) — Opaque, chilly smog blanketed northern India on Monday as low temperatures collided with hazardous levels of air pollution. Across many cities in the region, includi...

Poor air quality keeps schools closed in Iran’s capital

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Dangerously poor air quality forced Iran’s government on Monday to extend school closures in the capital Tehran, a city home to over 10 million people. Schools ha...

Iran post office delivers box to minister in drone test

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s post office has used a drone to test fly a box to the country’s telecommunications minister. Officials say using drones might one day reduce air pollution...

Bosnian capital of Sarajevo hit by dangerous air pollution

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities say air pollution in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo has reached dangerous levels in recent days, prompting officials to ban freight vehicles from the r...

Massive Polish coal mine sparks international dispute

UHELNA, Czech Republic (AP) — Polluted air, noise, dry wells. The Turow lignite coal mine in Poland is causing trouble for the environment and local communities - even in Germany an...

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No. 1-ranked Japanese amateur takes Australian Open lead

SYDNEY (AP) — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday for a 6-under 65 and a two-stroke clubhouse lead at the Australian Open. Playing the back...

World No 1 amateur takes early lead at Australian Open

SYDNEY (AP) — World No. 1-ranked amateur Takumi Kanaya birdied his final two holes Thursday for a 6-under 65 a two-stroke clubhouse lead at the Australian Open. Playing the back nine...

Smoke haze provides added hazard at Australian Open

SYDNEY (AP) — Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and other players at this week’s Australian Open could have another course hazard to contend with: smoke from nearby bushfires. A t...

China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about ...

China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns abo...

China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns abo...