16 stations flash red air pollution alerts in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today said that due to poor diffusion conditions as the northeast monsoon weakens, there has been a continuous accumulation o...

Kaohsiung ranks as having worst PM2.5 levels in Taiwan in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung City was ranked as having the worst levels of PM2.5 air pollution out of all cities and counties in Taiwan last year, even though the city experienced a 24 decrease i...

Taiwan EPA to send air pollution text alerts if AQI exceeds 200

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) yesterday announced that it is testing an air pollution text alert system that will go into effect by the end of this month, h...

12 stations flash red pollution alerts in central, southern Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to poor diffusion conditions and an accumulation of pollutants, the air quality in central and southern Taiwan is still poor with harmful levels of pollution reported in 30...

Red air pollution warning in place for central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Air quality across Taiwan continues to be poor, with potentially harmful air quality recorded across 21 locations in central and southern Taiwan on Nov. 11 at 12.00 p.m. ...

Western Taiwan struck by 'unhealthy' air for second day in a row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Unsightly and "unhealthy" air quality continues to hover over western Taiwan for the second straight day, with 58 weather stations reporting harmful levels of air pol...

Firefighter dies as flooding hits southern Spain

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say a firefighter has died while emergency services are responding to flooding caused by heavy rain in southern Spain. Emergency services for the so...

Landslide sweeps away family of 4 in northern Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A landslide unleashed by heavy rains has slammed into a home in northern Nicaragua, killing two adults and leaving two children missing and presumed dead. L...

Typhoon pounds south China after killing 64 in Philippines

HONG KONG (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 people dead and dozens more...

The Latest: Typhoon makes landfall in China's Guangdong

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China's Guangdong province, bringing tor...

Typhoon lashes south China after killing 28 in Philippines

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day after the biggest stor...

Summer heat kills over 120,000 fish in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Recent hot weather in northern Taiwan has led to the unexpected deaths of over 120,000 fish in the Tamsui River at Tamsui District, New Taipei City, the Water Resources De...

The Latest: Storms in northern Germany disrupt transport

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on floods and poor weather in Europe (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Parts of northern Germany saw storms Thursday evening and overnight after...

Manila thanks Taipei for arrest, deportation of Filipino fugitive

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Philippines top envoy to Taipei on Wednesday expressed gratitude to Taiwan for its arrest and deportation of a Philippine city councilor, who was wanted in his home country for dru...

The Latest: More risk of wildfires in scorched Sweden

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the extreme heat in Europe (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Sweden's Civil Contingencies Agency is warning of "a high risk" for w...