Plan to reactivate retired coal-fired power plant near Keelung in northern Taiwan stirs up controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—More controversy is expected as Taiwanese government’s plan to reactivate a retired coal-fired power plant near Keelung City in northern Taiwan gained ground. ...

Thai capital known for tourist sites chokes in polluted haze

BANGKOK (AP) — A cloud of unhealthy haze has settled across the Thai capital, shrouding the gilded temples and towering skyscrapers that draw millions of tourists to the city each year. ...

EPA issues controls on scooters, trucks after 'unhealthy' pollution hits western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After "unhealthy" levels of air pollution were recorded in many parts of western and central Taiwan today (Nov. 29), Tsai Hung-teh (蔡鴻德), director-general of the EPA&...

Air pollution in Taiwan may negatively affect sperm production

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A study carried out on a cross-section of Taiwanese men at the Chinese University in Hong Kong suggests there may be a connection between air pollution and an increase in ...

Severe pollution hits Indian capital, causing health worries

NEW DELHI (AP) — Air pollution in India's capital has hit hazardous levels, prompting local officials to ask that schools shut down and a half marathon scheduled later in November be called ...

Taiwan's carbon emissions highest in ten years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) According to the latest carbon emission report carried out by the Environmental Protection Administration under the Executive Yuan, Taiwan’s carbon emissions have reached th...

Taiwan thinking of banning fossil fuels by 2050

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At a forum to address the 30th anniversary of the Taiwan Environmental Protection Union, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) addressed the need to reduce the consumption o...

Air pollution in New Delhi worsens as Indian capital celebrates Diwali festival with firecrackers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The Indian Meteorological Department said Friday that after the celebrations of Diwali, the festival of lights in India, air pollution hit 18 times the healthy limit. Th...

Longshan Temple in Taipei to further reduce incense burners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Authorities of Longshan Temple (龍山寺) in Taipei City announced at a press conference on July 19 that only one incense burner will remain in the temple to be in line with creating ...

Air quality poor in western Taiwan

Taipei, April 19, The air quality was poor throughout western Taiwan on Wednesday, reaching levels seen as unhealthy for groups most sensitive to air pollution, according to the Environmental Protecti...

Photo of the Day: Anti-air pollution protests in central and southern Taiwan

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- Thousands of protesters rallied in Taichung and Kaohsiung on Feb. 19 to protest against air pollution and environmental changes.  The nation is divided by two skies&mda...

Rallies in Taichung, Kaohsiung call for cleaner air

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Thousands of protesters rallied in Taichung and Kaohsiung on Sunday to protest against air pollution and environmental changes, joined by local officials, lawmakers, and for...

21 stations flash red alert for 'unhealthy' air in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) issued an air pollution warning on Saturday for western Taiwan, with 21 monitoring stations flashing red warnings, which indic...

Macedonia says its capital is most polluted city in Europe

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Health authorities in Macedonia say Skopje is now Europe's most polluted capital, with poor air quality blamed for the premature death of 1,300 people each year. ...

2 billion children breathe toxic air worldwide, UNICEF says

NEW DELHI (AP) — As Indians awoke Monday to smoke-filled skies from a weekend of festival fireworks, New Delhi's worst season for air pollution began — with dire consequences. A new ...