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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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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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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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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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Air pollution from China expected to hit, to be at its worst Wednesday 

Taiwan will feel the impact of air pollution from China starting Tuesday due to increasing seasonal winds, which have contributed to a large portion of Taiwan’s air pollution in recent years, a local weather company said Monday. The degree of … Continue reading

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Air pollution ‘largely responsible’ for rise in lung cancer cases in recent years: doctor

TAIPEI–Air pollution is largely responsible for an increase in the number of lung cancer cases in Taiwan in recent years, a doctor said Tuesday. The latest statistics released Tuesday by the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) show that 11,692 people were … Continue reading

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