Taipei's Longshan Temple to ban incense sticks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's popular religious landmark Longshan Temple announced Friday (Feb. 27) that the use of incense will no longer be permitted at the site starting March 13. In...

Should Taiwan establish Asia's first Green Deal?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Union (EU) repositioned itself as a world leader on climate issues last December by announcing the European Green Deal and the goal to become climate neutral ...

Taichung to ban smoking at over 1,400 overhangs, storefronts Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung City Government announced Monday (Dec. 30) that smoking will no longer be allowed near approximately 1,400 pedestrian overhangs and storefronts starting Wedne...

Marchers call for clean air in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Environmental groups gathered in Taipei on Sunday (Dec. 29) for the annual anti-air pollution parade, which this year focused on clean air problems in the south. The pr...

Taiwan has 15th highest lung cancer rate in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has the 15th highest incidence of lung cancer in the world and second-highest in Asia, trailing only North Korea, according to the Formosa Cancer Foundation. To ...

Video shows pollution from China bearing down on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Air quality is expected to deteriorate throughout the day in Taiwan today (Nov. 18) as air pollution drifts south from China. As a northeast wind gradually strengthens,...

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...

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...

Taiwan's EPA sends out first air pollution alert text message

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Saturday (Jan. 26) issued its first air pollution alert text message for an Air Quality Index (AQI) level in excess of 200 i...

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...

Prolonged cold symptoms could be reaction to Taiwan's air pollution: Doctor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As air pollution in Taiwan reached frightening levels over the past couple weeks, a doctor in Taichung told CNA yesterday (Nov. 14) that an increased number of patients believi...

Western Taiwan struck by 'unhealthy' air for second day in a row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Unsightly and "unhealthy" air quality continues to hover over western Taiwan for the second straight day, with 58 weather stations reporting harmful levels of air pol...

China is single largest source of PM2.5 pollution in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Comparing data on pollution sources in Taiwan's air, a Taiwanese professor and former Bell Labs researcher has come to the conclusion that the single largest source of fine...

Severe air pollution in Taiwan triggers emergency response

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) opened a provisional command center Sunday in response to severe air pollution that affected northern Taiwan since the early hours of ...

Taiwan study confirms PM2.5 pollution causes lung disease, liver cancer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Preliminary findings by a group of Taiwanese government agencies on the effects of excessive PM2.5 (particles suspended in the air less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter) humans...