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 ...

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...

Groups target Europe's coal companies over harmful emissions

BERLIN (AP) — Environmental groups say 10 utility companies are responsible for the majority of premature deaths caused by emissions from coal-fired power plants in Europe. In a repo...

Red air pollution warning in place for central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Air quality across Taiwan continues to be poor, with potentially harmful air quality recorded across 21 locations in central and southern Taiwan on Nov. 11 at 12.00 p.m. ...

Air pollution reaches frightening levels in central and southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Frightening levels of air pollution have been captured on camera by residents of Tainan City (台南) in southern Taiwan today. Smoggy skies loom over much of Taiwan’...

China opens a number of weather observatories on contested Spratly Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The China Meteorological Association (CMA) announced today (Nov. 1) the official opening of several weather stations scattered throughout the Spratly Islands. Observato...

Indian authorities brace for worst air pollution season

NEW DELHI (AP) — With the air quality reduced to "very severe" in the Indian capital region, authorities have braced Friday for a major Hindu festival featuring massive fireworks that threatens to clo...

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...

2017 industrial park PM2.5 concentrations higher than 2016: Taiwan's EPA

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) The concentrations of PM2.5 particulates in Taiwan's industrial parks were higher in 2017 than the previous year, but it may not have been because of more pollutants being sp...