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...

Smog-eating tower featuring luxury apartments in Taipei opening soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new skyscraper with a unique architectural design, a twisted tower that also claims to be smog-eating is nearly completed and will open soon in the heart of Taipei City,...

Taiwan to ban all cosmetics containing microbeads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is soon going to ban all cosmetic products that contain microbeads. Likely to take place from July 2018, this new initiative is a step ahead towards environmental p...

Religious leaders incensed over rumored incense ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Government-imposed restrictions on burning incense and joss paper is an initial endeavor to protect the environment but will not interfere with the practice of religious f...

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's dirtiest skies, forcing the state's largest air district t...

Taipei's new store-branded bags to cut plastic bag use by 20 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Plastic bags have been a headache for recyclers, and the Taipei City government is hatching a new plan to cut the number of plastic bags, if can’t eliminate them enti...

Authority: individual septic tanks should be cleaned once a year

According to Taipei City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), households which have not been connected to sewer pipelines and are still using septic tanks should adopt a tank-cle...

Aluminum residue exceeds safety levels at three water purification plants

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Traces of aluminum detected in drinking water at three water treatment facilities and one water distribution center in northern Taiwan were above regulated safety levels, ac...

Indonesia to declare battle on its oceans of plastic

Indonesia is taking action to combat plastic debris in marines, said the Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar on Saturday. According to Jakarta Post, Siti Nurbaya made the stat...

Need to Reduce Energy Consumption to Boost the Global HVAC Insulation Market Through 2020: Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2016-- analysts forecast the to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. This Smart News Release featu...

Brick workers enslaved for life as Afghan warlords profit

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Every day that Dil Agha works at his backbreaking job at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, from before sunrise to well after sunset, he digs himse...

EU-Canada trade deal at mercy of Belgian region

NAMUR, Belgium (AP) -- Wallonia, which is not even a country, is proving how difficult it is for the European Union to set policy for its 28 nations. A landmark trade deal with Canada is at the mercy ...

EU-Canada trade deal at mercy of Belgian region

NAMUR, Belgium (AP) — Wallonia, which is not even a country, is proving how difficult it is for the European Union to set policy for its 28 nations. A landmark trade deal with Canada is at the mercy t...

Taipei turning landfill site to solar power plant

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Taipei is building its first solar power plant using ground mounted solar panels at a venue that used to be a landfill site, according to the city government on Saturday. ...

Taiwan to collect ocean dumping fees from July

The government is to begin collecting fees from July for the disposal of dredged material into the sea, in an effort to protect Taiwan's marine environment. Beginning July 1, anyone who dum...