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World behind on investments into water systems

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world will face increasingly uncertain weather due to climate change, which could lead to future water shortages, while current investment into water systems remains i...

Complacency, sluggish vaccination behind Taiwan’s COVID surge: Bloomberg

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s success in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic was undermined by a lack of testing, low vaccination levels, and “hostess bars,” Bloomberg wr...

Taiwan builds wastewater treatment plant on disputed South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A wastewater treatment plant Kaohsiung is building on the disputed South China Sea island of Dongsha will be completed next month, reports said Friday (May 14). The isl...

EPA sets grants to restore 'brownfields' at blighted sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced more than $66 million in grants to 151 communities nationwide to assess and clean up contaminated or abandoned "brownfields''...

Japan: Johnny Depp film 'Minamata' brings industrial disaster to the fore

Fifty years after American photographer W. Eugene Smith first arrived in the Japanese port town of Minamata, the fight for recognition and compensation still continues, for scores of people poisoned b...

Can pot money rebuild Atlantic City? New Jersey suggests it

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Rebuilding the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk to enable it to survive future severe storms; improving the look of the city's main downtown business districts; helping people...

Coronavirus digest: EU states 'must monitor sewage systems' for COVID

The European Commission on Sunday called on EU member states to regularly monitor sewage systems for fresh outbreaks of the coronavirus. "It is crucial that EU countries set up effective wastew...

Brazil privatizes Rio de Janeiro's water, sewage utility

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro state privatized its water and sewage utility on Friday, after years of broken promises to improve sewage treatment and clean up the state's polluted Guanabara Bay...

Water bill may open spigot for Biden infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely has a routine water resources bill generated so much political buzz, but as senators hoisted the measure to passage Thursday the bipartisan infrastructure legislation served a...

$302M in BP oil spill money budgeted to restore ecosystems

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas can get up to $79 million in BP oil spill restoration money, Mississippi nearly $69 million, and Florida almost $74 million for ecosystem recovery projects and programs approv...

Chinese ‘wolf warrior’ diplomat blasted for sharing distasteful meme using Japanese art

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese diplomat known for his “wolf warrior”-style remarks has drawn the ire of Japanese for tweeting a controversial meme. Zhao Lijian (趙立堅), an outspok...

Taiwan’s TSMC building wastewater treatment plant to address water needs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan continues to battle severe drought, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is building a facility that can treat industrial wastewater to be reused for ch...

Taiwan seeks to join IAEA probe into Japan's wastewater release

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will seek to be included in a task force led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to investigate Japan’s plans to release contaminated water from ...

Global warming's extreme rains threaten Hawaii's coral reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii's steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and ...

Central Taiwan to continue rationing water until end of July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With no relief in sight, the current water rationing measures in place in central Taiwan will continue until at least the end of July, the government said Thursday (April ...