China is single largest source of PM2.5 pollution in Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Comparing data on pollution sources in Taiwan's air, a Taiwanese professor and former NASA employee has come to the conclusion that the single largest source of fine p...

Microplastics in Taiwan's surrounding seas posing health risks: report

Taipei, Jan. 16 -- The international environmental group Greenpeace published Tuesday its first report on the presence of microplastics in the seas surrounding Taiwan, which revealed dangerous concent...

Oil spill from sunken tanker is expanding in East China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — Several oil slicks have been found in waters around a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea in a spill that is growing. The State Oceanic Administration sai...

Asian stock markets edge higher; US dollar falls against yen

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Monday after Wall Street's strong finish last week. The U.S. dollar weakened against most major currencies, including the Japanese y...

Taiwanese government aims to ban the sale of all petroleum vehicles by 2040

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Taiwanese government’s objective is to completely ban the selling of petroleum vehicles by 2040, according to a news release by the country’s Ministry of Eco...

Duke Energy agrees to pay $84K penalty for coal ash leaks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy will pay an $84,000 penalty and work to end leaks of potentially toxic waste from three North Carolina coal-burning power plants into groundwater and nearby rivers. ...

Macedonia takes emergency measures against air pollution

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian authorities have made public transport temporarily free for all in the capital Skopje, as part of a batch of emergency measures to fight high air pollution levels. ...

Great Wall of China, Beijing added to Fodor's 'No List 2018' of places to avoid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Late last year, the Great Wall of China and the megacity of Beijing were mentioned in Fodor's list of places to avoid for tourists in 2018 because of the wal...

Sydney swelters through its hottest day in almost 80 years

SYDNEY (AP) — Dangerous heat is roasting parts of Australia with temperatures that haven't been seen in decades. The temperature in Sydney hit an almost 80-year-high of 47.3 degrees ...

428 pieces of clothing are ditched by the Taiwanese population every minute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mass production and consumption in the textile industry have made clothes easily disposable, and in Taiwan, it is estimated that 438 pieces of clothing are thrown awa...

Alaska may open up again for oil leasing, but risks linger

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to open America's oceans to petroleum drilling drew condemnation from West Coast and Florida governors but was welcomed in the state where most l...

Photo of the Day: Rainy day on Yangmingshan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the current cold wave strikes Taiwan bringing wet weather and frigid temperatures, this photo of a rainy day on Yangmingshan, captures the mood of the moment.  Andy ...

10-ton trash waterfall spotted in woodlands of eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four suspects were apprehended today for setting off a "trash waterfall" along the Maplewood Trail in Hualien, reported CNA. Officers from the Seventh Special...

Oregon sues Monsanto over PCB pollution in waterways, soil

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon sued the agrochemical company Monsanto on Thursday over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish an...

Taiwan to set up over 3,300 e-scooter battery charging stations in 5 years

Taiwan plans to set up more than 3,300 battery charging and swapping stations for electric scooters over the next five years as part of wider efforts to curb air pollution and promote sustainable solu...