Iran now says 6th person dead of new virus

Iranian officials Saturday reported a sixth death from the new virus that emerged in China. The governor of Markazi province told the official IRNA news agency that tests of a patient who recently ...

German government defends coal phase-out against critics

BERLIN (AP) — The German government approved a bill Wednesday that will codify the country's closure of coal-fired power stations, defending the plan against critics who say it's not ambitious enough....

Spacewalking astronauts close to fixing cosmic ray detector

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts worked to complete repairs to a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday and give it new life. It w...

Spacewalking astronauts tackle final battery improvements

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of spacewalking astronauts tackled one last round of battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday. NASA's Jessica Meir a...

Bangladesh says once-submerged island ready for Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An island in Bangladesh that was regularly submerged during monsoon seasons is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, but no date has been announced to begin relocating peo...

Taiwan becomes Vietnam's fifth largest foreign investor

Taiwan was the fifth-largest foreign investor in Vietnam for the first 11 months of 2019, the Ministry of Economic Affairs' (MOEA) statistics department reported Monday. From January to Novembe...

Germany shuts nuclear plant as it phases out atomic energy

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is shutting down one of its seven remaining nuclear power plants as part of a planned phase-out of atomic energy production by the end of 2022. Utility company ...

Safety tips for climbing Shuishe Mountain near Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In recent years, mountain climbing has gradually become a popular choice for people's holiday and leisure activities in Taiwan. However, preparation in advance to make...

Amid crippling power cuts, Zimbabwe turns to solar energy

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Outside Cecilia Ziwane's house sits a neatly stacked woodpile next to a small solar panel — her two major sources of energy. “We cannot do without them,” said...

EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two coal-...

Cranberry farmers want to build solar panels over their bogs

CARVER, Mass. (AP) — Plummeting cranberry prices and the country's ongoing trade wars have America's cranberry industry eyeing a possible new savior: solar power. Some cranberry farm...

Plans to build Taiwan's largest solar power plant underway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — TSMC intends to build Taiwan’s largest solar power plant in Pingtung County, according to CNA. C.C. Wei (魏哲家), CEO of TSMC, said on Sunday (Nov. 3) that the semic...

Cranberry farmers want to build solar panels over their bogs

CARVER, Mass. (AP) — America's cranberry industry is looking to solar power for relief as it struggles with plummeting fruit prices. Cranberry farmers in Massachusetts, the nation's ...

World's 1st female spacewalking team makes history

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's first female spacewalking team is making history high above Earth. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir exited the International Sp...

Taipei to set forth climate action plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City is expected to propose its “2030+ Climate Action Plan” in the near future in line with the global movement to address the impact of extreme weather...