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Taiwan mounts campaign to promote cellphone recycling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Environmental authorities in Taiwan are calling on people to recycle unused smartphones and get preferential offers in a bid to make the most of unwanted electronic device...

Taiwan eyes net zero emissions by 2050

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has made a commitment to cut its greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050 to combat climate change. Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) set the target in a Cabinet meeting ...

Dumping kitchen waste in Taiwan punishable by up to NT$15 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals who dispose of kitchen waste illegally will face a heavy fine of up to NT$15 million (US$538,914) as Taiwan beefs up action to prevent African swine fever (ASF...

4 pig farms fined NT$30,000 for illegal use of kitchen waste as feed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four hog farms have been fined for using kitchen waste as feed without prior approval, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said Saturd...

Vietnamese mother-daughter pair detained for smuggling African swine fever-infected pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei District Prosecutors Office has detained a Vietnamese mother and daughter following their admission of guilt for smuggling controlled items, CNA reported on...

7 COVID cases traveled extensively on 4 Taipei MRT lines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's health department from Tuesday through Thursday (Aug. 17-19) revealed that seven recently confirmed COVID cases had traveled on four of the city's major M...

Taiwanese envoy in Thailand resigns for health reasons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s representative in Thailand Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) has tendered his resignation, reports said Wednesday (Aug. 4). The Presidential Office said it had approve...

Greenpeace urges Taiwan to adopt a minimum carbon price of US$35 per tonne

Greenpeace on Tuesday (April 20) urged Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to include the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 and introduce a minimum carbon price of US$35 per met...

Taiwanese students recognized for street cleaning campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four high school students in Tainan have received plenty of praise from the public for their effort to clear cigarette butts off the streets. In March, a photo of Natio...

Amid death of model, doctor says Taiwan's air pollution harmful to heart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the sudden death of a young model from a heart condition while exercising on Monday (March 15), a pulmonologist has asserted that exercise is dangerous for the cardio...

38 red alerts issued for air pollution in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Western Taiwan was hit by heavy pollution this morning (March 12), triggering red alerts at 38 weather stations across the country. On his Facebook page at 6 am Friday...

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 inform...

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...