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Semiconductor project in north Taiwan held up by environmental concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A project in Hsinchu Science Park’s Baoshan, which includes a 2 nanometer chip factory for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) needs to supply more informa...

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 ...

Heavy air pollution hammers northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Northern and western Taiwan were hit by a thick layer of smog today (Feb. 25), triggering a red alert at 13 weather stations and an orange alert at 26. Air quality toda...

Taiwan disinfecting over 4,000 schools before new semester

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Tuesday (Feb. 16) that it will complete its disinfection of all K-12 schools around the country before students retu...

Photo of the Day: Lone fisherman on smoggy river in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 25-year-old Indonesian software engineer on Saturday (Feb. 6) captured this haunting photo of a lone fisherman plowing through a thick layer of smog as dusk descended on...

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 (...

Taiwan deploys chemical warfare troops to disinfect Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Soldiers from Taiwan's chemical warfare unit were deployed for a second time this week on a mission to eliminate the Wuhan coronavirus from Taoyuan City. On Tuesday...

20 stations flash red alert for 'unhealthy' air in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) issued an air pollution warning today (Jan. 21) for southern Taiwan, with 20 monitoring stations flashing red warnings in...

Taiwan's ‘noise cameras’ to start targeting raucous vehicles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Jan. 1, the country's first "noise cameras" will tackle vehicles that shatter the peace of Taiwanese streets. The Environmental Protection Admini...

Air pollution from China to cover north Taiwan before moving south: EPA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Tropical Storm Atsani moved away from south Taiwan, polluted air from China was expected to hit northern regions of the island Sunday (Nov. 8), according to the Environ...

Taiwan bans recreational use of laughing gas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Friday (Oct. 30) listed nitrous oxide as a controlled substance and said any recreational use of the psychoactive drug...

Greenpeace wants Taiwan to go carbon neutral by 2050

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Environmentalist organization Greenpeace wants Taiwan to follow the examples of Japan and South Korea in setting 2050 as its deadline for carbon neutrality, reports said W...

Pacific SOGO Department Stores Co., Ltd. Honored at the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2020

SINGAPORE- Media OutReach - 7 October 2020 - A total of 81 projects and business leaders across Asia were selected as recipients of the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2020 (AREA), which was an inc...

Climate marchers demand action in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A coalition of non-profits, youth, and concerned citizens braved the deluge in Taipei Sunday afternoon (Sept. 27) to march for climate action. The demonstration, which ...