Amazon pulls skin-lightening products off site amid pushback

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Amazon has pulled more than a dozen skin-lightening products with dangerous mercury levels off its website after pushback from Minnesota public-health and environmental activist...

Taiwan FDA mulls setting maximum limits for GEs in food products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Food and Drug Administration is considering limiting the presence of glycidyl fatty acid esters (GEs) in foods out of concern that they are carcinogenic and harmful...

Rights group draws attention to heavy smog in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of people in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore are at risk of respiratory disease because of poor air quality related to thick smog hanging over the region, a...

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-held Senate passed a temporary government-wide spending bill that would keep federal agencies up and running through Dec. 20 and avert a government shutdown after midn...

Review: ‘Dark Waters’ plunges into ‘forever chemicals’

Todd Haynes’ “Dark Waters,” about the prolonged (and ongoing) legal fight to uncover the environmental damage of cancer-inducing “forever chemicals” and hold their corporate makers accountable, is a s...

Philippines President Duterte to ban vaping products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Tuesday (Nov. 19) that he would ban e-cigarettes as the country reported its first vaping-related lung injury. A 16-year-o...

India’s Parliament debates toxic air danger

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Parliament has discussed the toxic air threatening the lives of the capital region’s 48 million people, with opposition leaders demanding the creation of a parliamentary panel...

Regulators stop sale of Montana mine waste `Bag O’Slag’

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Environmental regulators have put a halt to a Montana business association’s sale of sandwich bags of mining waste advertised as a “Bag O’Slag.” Environmental Pr...

650 House seats, 74 days to Brexit: UK election in numbers

LONDON (AP) — There's less than a month to go until Britain's Dec. 12 election, and the country's political parties are battling over funding promises, economic priorities and Brexit plans. ...

AP Exclusive: Climate said to imperil 60% of Superfund sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 60 percent of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly ...

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cl...

Ukraine feels abandoned amid US impeachment drama

Ukraine is at the center of today’s east-west geopolitical battle, but it’s feeling increasingly alone and abandoned by its U.S. backers amid the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington. ...

Simon Chang could prove a bigger threat to Tsai than Han Kuo-yu

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s presidential election continues to heat up, with the big news this week being the announcement of the running mate for KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). ...

Airborne Toxic Event leader Mikel Jollett writing memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett is writing a memoir. Celadon Books announced Tuesday that Jollett's "Hollywood Park," also the title of the band's next al...

US held record number of migrant kids in custody in 2019

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father's arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won't even look at him. Aft...