Category Archives: Taiwan

Red air pollution alert expands across northern Taiwan

By Wednesday evening, parts of Taipei City and New Taipei City were also covered by an expanding red pollution alert, meaning the air quality would affect all parts of the population, the Environmental Protection Administration said. On a warm day … Continue reading

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Firms face fines after new monitors detect pollutants 

Following the installation of 100 small air-quality monitors in Taoyuan’s Kuanyin Industrial Park (觀音工業區), two factories are being prosecuted for violating air pollution and waste disposal regulations, Environmental Protection Administration officials said yesterday. The action is part of the agency’s … Continue reading

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EPA issues air pollution warning for southern Taiwan

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) issued an air pollution warning on Thursday for southern Taiwan the following day. It forecast that the air quality index (AQI) in the cities and counties of Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung would flash … Continue reading

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Poor air quality hits central and southern Taiwan 

According to the EPA standards, AQI levels above 150 are considered “unhealthy for everyone.” Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Monday warned the residents in central and southern Taiwan of poor air quality as the Air Quality Index (AQI) readings at … Continue reading

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Southern Taiwan engulfed by air pollution 

Air quality in southern Taiwan reached hazardous levels on Saturday, with the key indicator of fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM 2.5) hitting the highest level of 10 in Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Tainan, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) … Continue reading

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China tops WHO list for deadly outdoor air pollution

More than 1 million people died from dirty air in one year, according to World Health Organisation China is the world’s deadliest country for outdoor air pollution, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN agency has … Continue reading

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Air pollution from China clouds skies in the south 

The EPA said the elderly or people who suffer from chronic lung and heart disease should try to avoid strenuous outdoor activity because of the poor air quality Southern Taiwan saw very poor air quality yesterday due to pollution from … Continue reading

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Most parts of Taiwan suffering from poor air quality

The air quality in western parts of Taiwan was at an unhealthy level on Wednesday, with the index for fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) hitting hazardously high levels, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA). Except for … Continue reading

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