Taiwan poised to introduce new regulations on NOx emissions

The Taiwan government will soon implement a new set of regulations aimed at reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to 4,000 metric tons a year in areas that currently do not meet air quality standard...

High temperature warning issued for 3 areas in Taiwan

Hot weather will prevail in parts of Taiwan on Monday, with three municipalities experiencing temperatures of over 36 degrees Celsius, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said, issuing a "yellow&quo...

Heavy, extremely heavy rain alerts issued

Taipei, May 18 (CNA) Heavy rain and extremely heavy rain alerts have been issued for most parts of Taiwan due to a strong storm cloud system, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday. The h...

EPA approves decommissioning of Taiwan's No. 1 nuke reactor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After three years of review, Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Wednesday (May 15) announced that it has approved a 25-year decommissioning plan for ...

Taiwan elementary school in Penghu honored for beach clean-up efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A small elementary school in Taiwan’s outlying Penghu County (澎湖縣) has been honored by the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) with a special award for c...

Taiwan mulling acceleration of plan to ban plastic straws

A plan to ban plastic straws that was expected to be carried out in stages may now be put in place in a single step, an environmental official said Monday. The government intends to put the ban in ...

Mercury forecast to soar to 33 degrees in Taiwan on Monday

Daytime temperatures in most parts of Taiwan are expected to rise to 33 degrees Celsius on Monday as a weather front moves eastward, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). In the Taipei bas...

McDonald's Taiwan to end use of plastic straws by June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- McDonald's Taiwan today announced that in response to the Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) planned ban on the use of single-use plastic drinking str...

'Foreign garbage' streaming into Taiwan, after China tightens controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Environmental Protection Administration has been criticized for not doing more sooner to tackle the tons of extra “foreign waste” washing up in Taiwan, accordin...

Wind system forecast to lower temperatures in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- With northeasterly winds moving in, daytime temperatures in northern Taiwan are forecast to fall to some extent on Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The CWB s...

Taiwan EPA raises max fine for air pollution to NT$20 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Monday (March 18) announced draft regulations that would raise the maximum fine for violations of the Air Pollution Control...

Taiwan environmental group showcases role of NGOs as social change agents

Taiwan's modern development can be categorized into three periods: centralized government oversight from 1945 to 1970, private sector focus from 1970 to the late 1980s and the socially responsible...

Warmer weather forecast around Taiwan Saturday

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The weather in Taiwan can be expected to warm up Saturday as northeasterly winds weaken, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Under the influence of more southerly winds, ...

Wet, cool weather forecast in Taiwan

Taiwan will see wet and cool weather Wednesday due to increased moisture in the air accompanied by northeasterly winds and a cloud system from southern China moving eastward, the Central Weather Burea...

Taiwan Cabinet spokesperson, labor and culture ministers stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cabinet spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春), and Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) will retain their positions in the new Cabinet led by inco...