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...

‘Air pollution deadlier than smoking’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. researchers have said today (Nov. 20) that air pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels has shortened the average life expectancy across the world by 1.8 years...

EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won't suffer

DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to rewrite rules that limit pollution from heavy trucks but that the EPA says slow the economy. ...

Taiwan to ban gasoline-powered scooters in 2035

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Environmental Protection Administration chief Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) today said that the government's plans for banning the production of gasoline-powered scooters in the year...

Petition to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' for 'Taiwan' accepted by CEC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A petition calling for a nationwide referendum to change Taiwan's Olympic team name from "Chinese Taipei" to "Taiwan" before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was...

Changes to Taiwan's air pollution law aimed at 5 million two-stroke scooters, 'old cars'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Amendments to Taiwan's Air Pollution Control Act (空氣污染防制法), which will place tighter emissions restrictions on old cars, two-stroke scooters and diesel trucks, was approve...

S. Koreans outraged over air pollution from China, government's lack of action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea has been covered in a fine haze of air pollution since last week that originated in China, with many residents becoming increasingly angry and alarmed. Ther...

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...

Photo of the Day: 'No Coal'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Before the start of a march in Taichung to protest against air pollution on Sunday, hundreds formed an outline with their bodies in Taichung City Council Square which read &quo...

Taipei to fine those caught burning fields up to NT$1 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to reduce the amount of air pollution caused by the burning of straw in agricultural fields in the Guandu Plain in the Taipei Basin, the Taipei City Department of Envi...

Seafood processor, EPA settle on Alaska clean air violations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Seattle-based seafood processor that operates in Alaska would pay a $1.3 million civil penalty under a proposed settlement of clean air violations. The U.S...