Taipei's new store-branded bags to cut plastic bag use by 20 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Plastic bags have been a headache for recyclers, and the Taipei City government is hatching a new plan to cut the number of plastic bags, if can’t eliminate them enti...

Authority: individual septic tanks should be cleaned once a year

According to Taipei City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), households which have not been connected to sewer pipelines and are still using septic tanks should adopt a tank-cle...

Aluminum residue exceeds safety levels at three water purification plants

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Traces of aluminum detected in drinking water at three water treatment facilities and one water distribution center in northern Taiwan were above regulated safety levels, ac...

Indonesia to declare battle on its oceans of plastic

Indonesia is taking action to combat plastic debris in marines, said the Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar on Saturday. According to Jakarta Post, Siti Nurbaya made the stat...

Need to Reduce Energy Consumption to Boost the Global HVAC Insulation Market Through 2020: Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2016-- analysts forecast the to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. This Smart News Release featu...

Brick workers enslaved for life as Afghan warlords profit

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Every day that Dil Agha works at his backbreaking job at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, from before sunrise to well after sunset, he digs himse...

EU-Canada trade deal at mercy of Belgian region

NAMUR, Belgium (AP) -- Wallonia, which is not even a country, is proving how difficult it is for the European Union to set policy for its 28 nations. A landmark trade deal with Canada is at the mercy ...

EU-Canada trade deal at mercy of Belgian region

NAMUR, Belgium (AP) — Wallonia, which is not even a country, is proving how difficult it is for the European Union to set policy for its 28 nations. A landmark trade deal with Canada is at the mercy t...

Taipei turning landfill site to solar power plant

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Taipei is building its first solar power plant using ground mounted solar panels at a venue that used to be a landfill site, according to the city government on Saturday. ...

Taiwan to collect ocean dumping fees from July

The government is to begin collecting fees from July for the disposal of dredged material into the sea, in an effort to protect Taiwan's marine environment. Beginning July 1, anyone who dum...

Taiwan needs to emerge from workplace hazards

The presence of PM2.5 — fine particles measuring less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter — reportedly reached the red alert level in many cities of Taiwan during the 228 Peace Memorial Day holiday, driv...

New Taipei City awarded for creative power saving campaign

The New Taipei City Government recently won many awards in a national contest which promotes creative power saving and energy conservation organized by the Executive Yuan. New Taipei City secured the ...

EPA: Taiwan will attend Paris Climate Summit 2015

Climatologist and Germany’s chief climate advisor Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber visited Taiwan recently and spoke about environmental predicaments with Taiwan’s Environment Protection Administra...

EPA warns against dangerous UV levels in northern Taiwan

Taipei, July 6 (CNA) The ultraviolet (UV) index in northern Taiwan rose Monday to a high level of exposure, and was forecast to rise to a dangerous level later in the day, amid clear skies and high ...

Outdoor activities discouraged due to heat, excessive ultraviolet

Taipei, June 27 (CNA) Taiwan's Environment Protection Administration (EPA) on Saturday warned the public to avoid outdoor activities due to dangerous levels of ultraviolet rays amid clear skies...