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Indonesian court rules president negligent over pollution

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court ruled Thursday that President Joko Widodo and six other top officials have neglected citizens’ rights to clean air and ordered them to improve the poor ai...

EXPLAINER: As wildlife smoke spreads, who's at risk?

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada is blanketing much of the continent, including thousands of miles away on the East Coast. And experts say the phenomenon is b...

Amid death of model, doctor says Taiwan's air pollution harmful to heart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the sudden death of a young model from a heart condition while exercising on Monday (March 15), a pulmonologist has asserted that exercise is dangerous for the cardio...

Fire visible across Los Angeles burns commercial yard, buses

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A huge fire visible across Los Angeles burned stacks of pallets in a commercial yard and buses parked in a neighboring lot Friday. The inferno erupted in Comp...

Western Taiwan blanketed by 'unhealthy air' for second day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Western Taiwan is being shrouded by a thick layer of polluted air for the second day in a row today (Feb. 26), with 13 weather stations flashing red alerts and 37 showing ...

Coal-fired power plants cut output amid poor air quality: Taiwan EPA

Five coal-fired power plants in Taiwan have significantly reduced their output this weekend, due to unhealthy levels of air pollution in large parts of the country, the Environmental Protection Admini...

Air quality drops to unhealthy levels in large parts of Taiwan

Poor air quality was recorded in many areas of Taiwan on Saturday, due to ozone molecules and high concentrations of fine particulate matter, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (...

Chinese air pollution to blow into Taiwan on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is predicting orange Air Quality Index (AQI) warnings across much of the country as air pollution drifts down from China on Frida...

Wildfire smoke in US exposes millions to hazardous pollution

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergenc...

LEADING OFF: Seattle hosts Padres in San Diego, Fried back

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ ON THE ROAD AGAIN The Mariners open a three-game series as the home team in San Diego afte...

LEADING OFF: Seattle hosts Padres in San Diego, Fried back

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ ON THE ROAD AGAIN The Mariners open a three-game series as the home team in San Diego aft...

Mariners-Padres series moved to San Diego due to air quality

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners' upcoming series against the Padres has been relocated to San Diego due to air quality concerns in the Seattle area. Seattle will be the home team for al...

Visitors at home, Giants hit 3 HRs and beat Mariners 9-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria homered for San Francisco, and the visiting Giants playing at home beat the Seattle Mariners 9-3 on Wednesday night in a game move...

Seeping under doors, bad air from West's fires won't ease up

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Putrid, dangerous air spewing from massive wildfires on the West Coast is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning vents and keeping people ...

Lewis leads Mariners past Athletics in doubleheader opener

SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Lewis sparked Seattle’s rally with a two-run homer and walked with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, helping the Mariners top the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Monday in the opener ...