Alexa

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's Sun Moon desert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos and videos surfaced on social media this week showing Taiwan's once azure Sun Moon Lake turned into a desolate moonscape. Taiwan continues to suffer from wat...

Photo of the Day: Drought turns Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake into moonscape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos and videos surfaced on social media this week showing Taiwan's once azure Sun Moon Lake turned into a barren wasteland. Taiwan continues to suffer from water...

Reservoirs in central, southern Taiwan almost bottomed out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As drought continues to ravage Taiwan, major reservoirs in central and southern regions are nearly bottoming out. On Monday, Economic Minister Wang Mei-hua (王美花) said t...

Taipei offers help to nearby cities amid water shortages

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Saturday said Taipei is helping the nearby cities of New Taipei, Keelung and Taoyuan deal with water shortages at a time when some reservoirs are low on water due to th...

Western states chart diverging paths as water shortages loom

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As persistent drought and climate change threaten the Colorado River, several states that rely on the water acknowledge they likely won't get what they were promised a century ag...

Taiwan's president calls for water conservation, warns of shortages

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday urged people in Taiwan to conserve water and brace for shortages, as the country's reservoirs are at their lowest levels in decades due to scant rainfall in ...

Taiwan turns to Matsu for drought relief

Irrigation authorities in Taiwan are turning to Matsu on Sunday (March 7) for help to resolve the nation's drought, teaming up with Dajia Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung City, to pray to the deity fo...

US infrastructure gets C- from engineers as roads stagnate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — America's infrastructure has scored near-failing grades for its deteriorating roads, public transit and storm water systems due to years of inaction from the federal government, t...

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority — a long-sought boost to the nati...

Western Taiwan to see stricter water rationing amid drought

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tighter water restrictions are set to be introduced in many areas of western Taiwan today (Feb. 25) amid severe water shortages across the country. Tainan City and Chia...

Texas water shortages persist, 'fragile' power grid returns to life

HOUSTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - In the latest fallout from a crippling winter storm, more than 14 million Texans on Friday had to endure disrupted water service, leaving many longing for a hot shower just...

Himalayan glacier disaster highlights climate change risks

NEW DELHI (AP) — When Ravi Chopra saw the devastating deluge of water and debris crash downstream from a Himalayan glacier on Sunday, his first thought was that this was exactly the scenario that his ...

Taiwan addresses water shortages following unusually dry year

Experts suggest that water-saving and management, as well as environmental protection, should be the priority as Taiwan is in the process of adopting several measures to cope with water shortages foll...

Taiwan to suspend irrigation on Jianan Plain amid dry season

Due to an especially dry season this year, farm irrigation on the Jianan Plain in southern Taiwan will be suspended at the start of 2021, the Central Emergency Operation Center (CEOC) announced Wednes...

Science-based parks around Taiwan gear up for water shortages

Science-based parks and industrial zones around Taiwan are gearing up for water shortages at a time when the country is faced with a dry season, dropping water levels in its reservoirs, according to t...