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...

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 ...

Kaohsiung’s Zuoying, Yunlin’s Lunbei the most polluted areas in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Environmental group Air Clean Taiwan on Friday revealed in a report a ranking of Taiwan’s cities and counties by levels of PM2.5 air pollution, in which Kaohsiung’s ...

Pediatricians call for solutions to air pollution issues

More than 10 pediatricians jointly called for the government and candidates of different political parties for various offices to face up to the serious issues of air pollution in Taiwan in a press co...

Young students see Taiwan's air pollution problem as serious: poll

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) More than 85 percent of elementary school students think that air pollution in Taiwan is a serious problem, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey on elemen...

MOEA warns on costs of shuttering nuclear power plants by 2025

A study commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) warns that the drive to achieve a nuclear-free homeland by 2025 could result in lower economic growth rates and higher levels of polluti...