New Taipei City lays new pipelines to provide running water to remote Wulai District

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Taipei City government began constructing water pipelines on Wednesday (July 10) to solve the water shortage problem in the remote Wulai District (烏來區), which is e...

Michigan officials: Testing will uncover more lead in water

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials on Wednesday began raising public awareness of tougher sampling rules they expect to result in more drinking water systems exceeding limits for lead, a byprodu...

6 people drown, hundreds seek medical help in Lithuania heat

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Six people seeking relief from record heat in Lithuania have drowned, and hundreds have sought medical help as temperatures soared. The nation of 2.8 millio...

Texas struggles to keep pace as thirst for water intensifies

DALLAS (AP) — About 1,000 people arrive in Texas each day, drawn by jobs, newly built homes and other opportunities. But in a state where prolonged drought is a regular occurrence, officials are strug...

Florida Cabinet meets in Israel under media objection

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Israel on Wednesday, waving away complaints that the setting was illegal. They presented a proclamation of support for Israel ...

UN: Armed group closed water supply valves in Libya capital

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. says an armed group has stormed the main water distribution station in Libya's capital and closed valves supplying Tripoli and cities in the northwest, potentially affec...

India assesses damage as Cyclone Fani moves to Bangladesh

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian officials are trying to find out if there are any casualties from Cyclone Fani, after one of the biggest storms to hit the eastern coast in decades tore through the state of Od...

Drought hits Panama Canal shipping, highlights climate fears

GATÚN, Panama (AP) — An intense drought related to this year's El Nino phenomenon has precipitously lowered the level of Panama's Gatun Lake, forcing the country's Canal Authority to impose draft limi...

Plum rain season to start late, but no drought threat in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While the “plum rain season” might open later than usual, there will still be no risk of drought before the end of June, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA...

British sailor to mark 50th anniversary of circumnavigation

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the spring of 1969, three months before the moon landing, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston of Britain achieved the nautical equivalent of climbing Mount Everest when he became the first man...

Legionnaires' disease found in adjacent California prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say Legionnaires' disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California prison. Correction...

California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. ...

After years of crisis, Venezuelans wonder what is 'normal'

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A normal country? At first glance, the graffiti reading "Un pais normal?" seems ambiguous in Venezuela's frayed capital, where the government brandishes slo...

Mexico frees 6 water rights activists after years in prison

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has freed six activists who fought to protect their community's water supply, acknowledging that their rights were "seriously violated" during more than a doz...

Pipeline opponents ask judge to strike down Trump's permit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a federal court Friday in a lawsuit to declare President Donald Trump acted illegally when he issued a new permit fo...