Taiwan should find balance among seven energy sources: City University of Hong Kong president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – City University of Hong Kong president Way Kuo (郭位) said that the Taiwanese government should find the most suitable balance among “seven energy sources (七彩能源)&rdquo...

Taichung spends NT$20 million on 5 street sweepers that aren't street legal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After being mocked for giving out 10,000 free bottles "Air of Guguan" (谷關空氣), the government of Taichung Kuomintang (KMT) Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) is being criticized...

Taiwan’s Taitung County has stars in its eyes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung is eyeing its clear, starry skies in summer and fall as a strong tourism resource. The county government wil...

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...

7 districts in Taichung, Taiwan exposed to 8 cancerous air pollutants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A study of air pollution in Taichung City has found that seven districts contain unacceptable levels of PM2.5 and eight first-level airborne carcinogens, reported SETN. On S...

18 monitors flash red warnings for pollution in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clouds of thick smog are again lingering heavy over some of Taiwan’s southern cities. Residents of Kaohsiung, Tainan and surrounding city and prefecture areas are...

Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throug...

South Korea: Record high smog pollution from China raises health concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea has been suffering serious smog levels in recent days, and as usual, the culprit is China’s heavy industry across the Yellow Sea. Seoul has reported f...

16 stations flash red air pollution alerts in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today said that due to poor diffusion conditions as the northeast monsoon weakens, there has been a continuous accumulation o...

Kaohsiung ranks as having worst PM2.5 levels in Taiwan in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung City was ranked as having the worst levels of PM2.5 air pollution out of all cities and counties in Taiwan last year, even though the city experienced a 24 decrease i...

Bouts of heavy air pollution hit Taiwan again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been struck by waves of heavy air pollution again, which are set to continue in some areas over the next few days. The Environmental Protection Administratio...

New Taipei City Wulai Gorge Marathon begins to accept registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Taipei City Wulai Gorge Marathon, which will take place on May 5, 2019, has begun to accept registrations for participation in the event, according to a news release p...

12 Taiwan national forest recreation areas accept mobile payments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve national forest recreation areas in Taiwan have adapted themselves to accepting mobile payment, which has become a trending payment in recent years, according to a ...

China issues air pollution warnings, 79 cities blanketed in heavy smog

Along with 78 other cities, China's capital, Beijing, was again blanketed in thick winter smog on Saturday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Air pollution warnings were issued across the...

Spike in air pollution from overseas to hit Taiwan ahead of election day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Along with the forecast that temperatures will drop with the arrival of the northeastern monsoon this week, Thursday, Nov. 22 will also mark an increase in airborne pollut...