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 ...

'Extremely high' PM 2.5 level pollution blankets Western Taiwan

As of 9 am this morning, the EPA air quality monitoring network reported dangerously high concentrations of PM 2.5 particulate matter in the skies over the western half of Taiwan, with Yunlin, Ch...

Air pollution north of Tainan reaches hazardous levels

Concentrations of fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) were at "high" and "very high" levels in areas north of Tainan in western Taiwan, with the air pollution PM2.5 indexes...

Southern Taiwan suffers poor air quality Monday

The air quality in southern Taiwan was poor on Monday due to a lack of wind to disperse atmospheric pollutants, according to data from the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA). As...

Taichung launches contingency plans as air quality worsens

As Taichung City recorded a high level of PM 2.5 Monday, the city government said that it has actuated related contingency measures to cope with the worsening air quality in the city. Taichung’s E...

EPA warns of bad air quality in southern Taiwan as PM2.5 hits red-alert level

Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Wednesday warned of bad air quality in most areas of Kaohsiung and Pingtung, as concentration of particulates measuring 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) has rea...

China’s air pollution control an arduous task: environmental expert

It would take 30 to 50 years for China to fix its air pollution problem, said an environmental expert in China. After days blanketed with toxic haze, Beijing finally eased the second-ever smog red...

Cold air front raises hazardous levels of PM2.5 nationwide

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) advised residents with chronic lung problems and heart diseases to limit their outdoor activities as the air quality nationwide will remain extremely ...

Air quality remains poor in Kaohsiung, Pintung

The air quality in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung City and Pintung County will remain poor Saturday, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said, adding that those suffering from breathing p...

Poor air quality forecast through Saturday in southern Taiwan

The air quality in southern Taiwan is likely to remain poor through Saturday as there is little wind to disperse the air pollutants, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Thursday....

Poor air quality in Southern Taiwan hits the roof

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) advised residents with chronic lung problems and heart diseases to limit their outdoor activities in Southern Taiwan as air quality in the area will r...