Fire in 3 warehouses in Kaohsiung burns for 12 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A fire broke out last night in three warehouses in Kaohsiung City and the blaze lasted for nearly 12 hours before it was put out at 7 a.m. this morning, reported CNA. ...

Taipei ruminating on ban of Mid-Autumn Festival BBQs in riverside parks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei City government is considering banning barbecues in riverside parks during the Mid-Autumn Festival as trash has continued to build up in parks and PM 2.5 pollut...

Taitung County has Taiwan's best air, Taipei City sixth-best: academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tsuang Ben-jei (莊秉潔), Professor of Environmental Engineering at National Chung Hsing University has crunched the numbers and published Taiwan's air pollution results f...

Beijing smog on 'bad day' equivalent to smoking 25 cigarettes: Berkeley Earth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Breathing Beijing's air pollution when the PM 2.5 reaches 550 inflicts the equivalent in damage to the human body as smoking 25 cigarettes, according to a memo release...

Azbil Introduces Control Valves with Low-Emission Gland Packing That Reduces Leakage of VOC Air Pollutants

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 24, 2018--Azbil Corporation (TOKYO:6845)(head office: 2-7-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo / President and CEO: Hirozumi Sone) announced that it began to sell control valves...

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...