Category Archives: Taiwan

Research connects air pollution to worst Taiwanese drought in nearly 60 years

A new study co-published by researchers at the University at Albany and National Central University (NCU) has linked air pollution to the worst drought that Taiwan has experienced in more than a half-century. The study, published in the Journal of … Continue reading

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New research finds 1M deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from across the globe has comprehensively examined the sources and health effects of air pollution—not just on a global scale, but also individually for more than 200 countries. They found that worldwide, more than one … Continue reading

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7 districts in Taichung, Taiwan exposed to 8 cancerous air pollutants

7 districts of Taichung, Taiwan exposed to high concentrations of 8 carcinogens in air A study of air pollution in Taichung City has found that seven districts contain unacceptable levels of PM2.5 and eight first-level airborne carcinogens, reported SETN. On … Continue reading

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18 monitors flash red warnings for air pollution in southern Taiwan

Tainan and Kaohsiung, among other southern areas, are experiencing unhealthy PM2.5 levels Clouds of thick smog are again lingering heavy over some of Taiwan’s southern cities. Residents of Kaohsiung, Tainan and surrounding city and prefecture areas are reporting bad air … Continue reading

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

Kaohsiung ranked as having worst PM2.5 air pollution of any city in Taiwan in 2018, though it saw a 24% decrease over previous year Kaohsiung City was ranked as having the worst levels of PM2.5 air pollution out of all … Continue reading

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12 stations flash red pollution alerts in central, southern Taiwan

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 air quality monitoring stations, 12 of which are flashing red alerts. … Continue reading

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Poor air quality recorded in most of western Taiwan

The air quality in most parts of western Taiwan on Wednesday was generally rated “unhealthy,” prompting state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to reduce the output of two coal-fired power plants to cut air pollution emissions. As of noon, the Environmental … Continue reading

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Taiwan to phase out fuel-powered motorcycles

Facing great air pollution pressure, Taiwan aims to phase out fuel-powered motorbikes by 2035. With a population of some 23 million, Taiwan is home to about 14 million motorcycles, the highest density of motorcycles in the world. It is estimated … Continue reading

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