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Taiwan's weekend weather mild, followed by cooler temperatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It will get a little cooler Sunday (March 21) as a cold front causes a 10 degrees Celsius drop in temperatures for the north of Taiwan. This will mean lows of around 17...

Beijing hit by worst sandstorm in a decade

Beijing and parts of northwestern China were covered in a layer of thick dust on Monday brought by heavy winds blowing in from the Gobi desert. More than 400 flights were canceled at both of Beijing&...

38 red alerts issued for air pollution in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Western Taiwan was hit by heavy pollution this morning (March 12), triggering red alerts at 38 weather stations across the country. On his Facebook page at 6 am Friday...

Western Taiwan blanketed by 'unhealthy air' for second day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Western Taiwan is being shrouded by a thick layer of polluted air for the second day in a row today (Feb. 26), with 13 weather stations flashing red alerts and 37 showing ...

Heavy air pollution hammers northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Northern and western Taiwan were hit by a thick layer of smog today (Feb. 25), triggering a red alert at 13 weather stations and an orange alert at 26. Air quality toda...

Photo of the Day: Lone fisherman on smoggy river in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 25-year-old Indonesian software engineer on Saturday (Feb. 6) captured this haunting photo of a lone fisherman plowing through a thick layer of smog as dusk descended on...

Coal-fired power plants cut output amid poor air quality: Taiwan EPA

Five coal-fired power plants in Taiwan have significantly reduced their output this weekend, due to unhealthy levels of air pollution in large parts of the country, the Environmental Protection Admini...

20 stations flash red alert for 'unhealthy' air in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) issued an air pollution warning today (Jan. 21) for southern Taiwan, with 20 monitoring stations flashing red warnings in...

Coronavirus: Delhi takes emergency measures amid 'third wave'

COVID-19 infections and deaths have fallen from a mid-September high nationally, but in Delhi, India's most populous state, the situation looks very different. Last week, it recorded its highest i...

Pakistan's Lahore sees peak pollution as coronavirus surges

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A thick blanket of smog enveloped Pakistan's cultural capital of Lahore on Wednesday, prompting officials to warn that tens of thousands of the city's residents risk respirator...

India: Why Delhi keeps breathing toxic air every winter

Every year, the residents of India's capital region and surrounding areas experience hazardous levels of air pollution at the beginning of winter. Smoke from stubble burning in the adjoining f...

Air pollution from China to cover north Taiwan before moving south: EPA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Tropical Storm Atsani moved away from south Taiwan, polluted air from China was expected to hit northern regions of the island Sunday (Nov. 8), according to the Environ...

Chinese air pollution to blow into Taiwan on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is predicting orange Air Quality Index (AQI) warnings across much of the country as air pollution drifts down from China on Frida...

Smog returns to Indian capital as agriculture fires start

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian capital’s air quality levels plunged to “very poor” on Friday and a smoggy haze settled over the city, days after the state government initiated stricter measures to fight ...

Cool, wet weather to continue Monday in northern Taiwan: CWB

Northeasterly winds and a cloud system are expected to continue to bring moisture and cool weather to northern Taiwan Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Early morning temperatur...