Category Archives: Taiwan

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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Central, southern Taiwan blanketed by air pollution

The air quality in parts of central and southern Taiwan was generally rated “unhealthy” Wednesday because of a lack of wind to disperse atmospheric pollutants, according to the Environmental Protection Administration’s Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network. As of noon, the … Continue reading

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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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