Taiwan Environment

The Taichung City government on Wednesday announced it will revoke coal-use permits for two generators at Taichung Power Plant and fine the plant NT$9 million (US$299,368) (Courtesy of Taichung City Government)

Taichung revokes permits for 2 generators at Taichung power plant

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Taichung City government on Wednesday announced it will revoke coal-use permits for two generators at Taichung Power Plant and fine...
A ban on the use of disposable tableware at restaurants and food courts in shopping malls will take effect in 10 municipalities in Taiwan next year, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Saturday. (Shutterstock)

Ban on disposable tableware at restaurants, food courts to start Jan. 1

TAIPEI (CNA) — A ban on the use of disposable tableware at restaurants and food courts in shopping malls will take effect in 10...
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Two newly-discovered anglerfish species to be named after Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Dec. 4 issue of the taxonomy journal "Zootaxa" will feature descriptions of two newly-discovered anglerfish bearing the species name "Formosa." Anglerfish,...
Northern European countries are seeking to explore more opportunities for cooperation with Taiwan in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability, representatives of three Nordic countries to Taiwan said Thursday during a forum. (Shutterstock)

Nordic countries seek cooperation with Taiwan in sustainable energy

TAIPEI (CNA) — Northern European countries are seeking to explore more opportunities for cooperation with Taiwan in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability,...
“Purple Butterfly Valley” Maolin is one of the world’s only two valleys where butterflies overwinter. (Courtesy of Maolin National Scenic Area Administration)

Why Kaohsiung people want to create a sanctuary for butterflies?

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Liouguei District (六龜) in Kaohsiung has asked the central government to set up a protected area for the purple butterfly, according...
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Rescued Formosan black bear cub spotted first time after release

TAIPEI (The China Post) — A young Formosan black bear released into the wild in April has adapted to its new environment well, according...
The non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace called on major retailers in Taiwan to step up their efforts to eliminate plastic packaging, on Singles' Day Monday, the largest shopping campaign in the Chinese-speaking world. (FB: Greenpeace)

Greenpeace urges cut in plastic packaging on Singles’ Day

TAIPEI (CNA) — The non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace called on major retailers in Taiwan to step up their efforts to eliminate plastic packaging, on...
A migratory bird count commissioned by Kenting National Park Headquarters has recorded 31-year highs in the number of both Chinese sparrowhawks and grey-faced buzzards. (NOWnews)

Migratory bird species over Pingtung hit record highs

TAIPEI (CNA) — A migratory bird count commissioned by Kenting National Park Headquarters has recorded 31-year highs in the number of both Chinese sparrowhawks and...

Taiwan beach trash ‘never-ending’: Indonesian environmental activist

TAIPEI (CNA) — An Indonesian migrant worker, who has been organizing cleanups around Taiwan for almost three years, said Sunday that the garbage on...
A Besra Sparrowhawk (Accipiter virgatus fuscipectus) is is seen in this undated file photo. The bird is the smallest endemic raptor of Taiwan. Though small, the protected bird is extremely territorial and aggressive toward other larger raptors. (Shutterstock)

Migratory birds over Pingtung hit record high in 31 years

TAIPEI (CNA) — More than 250,000 Chinese sparrowhawks have been observed migrating south over the Hengchun Peninsula in Pingtung County this season, the most...

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