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...

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...