Taiwan’s importing of plastic waste from abroad must stop now

No matter where you live in Taiwan, you are almost certain to have seen pensioners collecting recycling. These enterprising Ama’s (阿嬤) and Agon’s (阿公) spend much of their time collecting r...

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...

A year later, Texas regulators move against Harvey polluters

HOUSTON (AP) — More than a year after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, state environmental authorities have only just begun enforcement actions against a handful of companies deemed resp...

Trump eases US methane rules as Colorado says state's work

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working — and...

EPA rethinking air pollution rule for power plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is rethinking a 2012 rule limiting mercury emissions and other pollutants from power plants. EPA spokeswoman Molly Block says th...

Court mulls jail for Bavarian officials over air pollution

BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper reports judges are considering jailing senior Bavarian officials for failing to take action against air pollution in Munich, home to automaker BMW. D...

Taiwan's EPA, 2-stroke scooter enthusiasts reach emissions agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After numerous protests by two-stroke scooter enthusiasts over vehicle emission reform, the interest group reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Administr...

States blast Trump administration coal plan, mull lawsuits

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — States with a history of fighting air pollution from coal-fired power plants are denouncing the Trump administration's move to scale back restrictions on emissions, with some th...

Italy collapse points to difficulties with aging bridges

NEW YORK (AP) — The bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa was considered a feat of engineering innovation when it was built five decades ago, but it came to require constant maintena...

Beijing smog on 'bad day' equivalent to smoking 25 cigarettes: Berkeley Earth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Breathing Beijing's air pollution when the PM 2.5 reaches 550 inflicts the equivalent in damage to the human body as smoking 25 cigarettes, according to a memo release...

Free screenings of documentaries across Taiwan from now through Oct. 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Free showing of documentaries and post-screen discussions will take place around Taiwan and its outlying islands from August 4 through October 24, Taiwan’s Ministry of...

IE expo Guangzhou 2018, Biggest Environmental Fair in Southern China, to Kick Off in September

SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2018--IE expo Guangzhou 2018, a member of IFAT global and a spin-off of IE expo China, is set to open at China Import and Export Fair Complex (Canton Fair Complex) i...

'Urban island' heat tests Phoenix, other large cities

PHOENIX (AP) — When temperatures soar as they have this week in downtown Phoenix, homeless people ride the air-conditioned light rail to avoid a heat so brutal it killed 155 people in the city and sur...

Global Pollution Mask Market 2018-2022| Latest Innovations in Product to Spur Market Growth| Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 21, 2018--The global pollution mask market 2018-2022 is expected to post a CAGR of almost 6% during the forecast period, according to the latest market research report by ...

Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors

DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a s...