Mooring buoys to help protect Xiaoliuqiu coral reefs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Mooring buoys have begun to be installed in waters around the island of Xiaoliuqiu (小琉球) in an effort to protect the island's unique coral reefs from damage.  The b...

Dead fish found near factory inferno in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The aftermath of Saturday's (April 28) fatal blaze at a factory in northern Taiwan has inflicted damage to the surrounding environment and air quality, including aquat...

Taichung takes steps to reduce air pollution in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The air quality in Kinmen, Taichung and some parts of western Taiwan was rated "unhealthy" on Sunday, prompting the Taichung City government to order some measures to reduce ...

Indulge in firefly watching at Taipei's Daan Forest Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Friends of Daan Forest Park Association is collaborating with the Public Works Department to repopulate fireflies in the northern metropolis of Taipei, Taiwa...

An awe-inspiring visit to Taiwan’s national monument in Houtong-- Jinzibei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--I’ve visited Jinzibei Historical Trail (金字碑古道) in Rueifang Township, New Taipei City a couple of times in the past. My most recent visit took place in November last ye...

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...

Japan and Taiwan to hold official dialogue on maritime affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Taiwan and Japan will hold an official dialogue on maritime affairs this week in Taipei. The meeting is expected to c...

45 million crabs march on Australian island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- 45 million red crabs are on the move, migrating across Christmas Island to spawn in the water. Each year millions of female red crabs perform the ritual week long jou...

The Tree Projects: Couple climbs 20-story-tall tree in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Australian married couple are taking pictures as they climb some of the world’s tallest trees in an effort to raise environmental awareness, acquire scientif...

Is air pollution killing Kaohsiung?

The view from the window of my apartment in the overdeveloped Kaohsiung district of Aozihdi (凹仔底) is, as with most others in the area, dominated by neighboring buildings. But through a small gap betwe...

Taiwan thinking of banning fossil fuels by 2050

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At a forum to address the 30th anniversary of the Taiwan Environmental Protection Union, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) addressed the need to reduce the consumption o...

Maximum fine for water pollution to rise to NT$3 billion: EPA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has drafted new amendments to the Water Pollution Act, which if passed will raise the maximum amount of the&nb...

EPA to bring forward plastic bag restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Environment Protection Administration (EPA) said that it will expand the categories of retailers prohibited from providing free plastic bags, starting from Jan. 1, 201...

‘Japanese athletes protecting environment’ photos go viral on Facebook

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Three pictures of Japanese contestants picking up trash at the Universiade athletes' village were posted on Facebook and were appreciated for their highly eco-consciou...

Highs of 34-36 degrees expected in Taiwan on Friday

Hot and sunny weather will prevail throughout Taiwan on Friday, with temperatures in northern Taiwan surging as high as 36 degrees Celsius, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). As a resul...