Taichung furniture company shuts down over Wuhan coronavirus link

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A furniture company in Taichung has suspended operations and quarantined its personnel after an employee was allegedly diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus. The Taichun...

Taipei receives an ‘A’ from Carbon Disclosure Project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The UK-based Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) announced on Tuesday (Feb. 18) that Taipei earned an “A” in its 2019 annual ranking for reducing greenhouse gases ...

Scholar recommends using 37.5°C as benchmark for quarantining students in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As children prepare to return to their studies, a scholar is recommending that schools across Taiwan use 37.5°C as a threshold for fever when screening students for po...

Company in central Taiwan put into quarantine after employee’s family infected with Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A company in Taichung City instructed all of its employees to quarantine themselves at home until Mar. 1 because a family member of a company employee is confirmed to have...

Coronavirus revives calls for public health expert certification in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan virus (COVID-19) outbreak has prompted calls for a public health expert certification system to improve Taiwan’s preparedness in the event of health emerge...

Update: Rise in sulfur dioxide could be sign of mass cremations in Wuhan

Update: 02/15 3:00 p.m. In an interview with the Taiwan FactCheck Center, WeatherRisk Explore Inc. President Peng Chi-ming (彭啟明) said that Czech company Windy derives its data on pollutants from NA...

Massive stimulus of NT$60 billion in works for Taiwan post-coronavirus

In a bid to tackle the potential impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on the domestic economy, the Executive Yuan announced Thursday a NT$60 billion (US$2 billion) bailout plan to help hard-hit...

Cause of Taiwan Black Hawk crash revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human error and environmental factors caused the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Taiwan last month that killed eight military officers including Chief of the General S...

Q&A: How coronavirus is impacting cruises and passengers

The new coronavirus is wreaking havoc on cruises in Asia, where some passengers are stranded aboard ships and others can't leave China. Japan's health ministry has confirmed 135 case...

Power outage briefly halts operations at Israeli gas rig

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Energy Ministry said Tuesday that a power outage at the country's newly operational offshore natural gas platform halted operations for several hours overnight. ...

Mercury rises slightly in Taiwan as cold front weakens

Temperatures across Taiwan will rise slightly Monday as a cold front begins to dissipate, with clear to sunny skies seen across most of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). D...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2020. There are 327 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Feb. 8, 1...

Accusations follow EPA's ouster of California regional boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency abruptly pushed out its top regional official for California and other points West, touching off an unusual public dispute between the two over th...

Canadian company seeks new site to bury nuclear waste

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A power company is reconsidering its options after dropping plans to bury waste from its nuclear plants on the Canadian shore of Lake Huron, officials said Wednesday. ...

Oscar Predictions: Can 'Parasite' upset '1917'?

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writer Jake Coyle shares his predictions for a ceremony with a lot of locks but the potential for a few surprises. ...