Taiwan Environment

In this file photo, a woman passes a tent in the shape of a large drop of mercury by the Palace of the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 28 Septmeber 2017. The tent serves the purpose of warning about the health risks of the highly toxic heavy metal. The mercury drop was realiyed in cooperation with the secretary of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and the network of Plastique Fantastique, based in Berlin. The focus of the Minamata Convention on Mercury is reducing the emission of mercury. Photo by: Christiane Oelrich/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Taiwan to ban imports, exports of products with mercury: EPA

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan plans to prohibit the imports and exports of nine types of products containing mercury starting in 2020 in line with...
Local authorities believe the bear's mother may have been scared off by the scent of the crew handling the cub's return to the wild, and they decided that the bear be given space and that disturbances be kept to a minimum.

Rescued Formosan black bear put in position to draw out mother

TAIPEI (CNA) — A young Formosan black bear rescued in Taitung County on Saturday will be positioned in the forest in a cage for...
At Wednesday's meeting, executives of the Hsinchu Science Park suggested that the center be built in terraced design with retaining walls on the hillside. (NOWnews)

TSMC research center project passes environmental impact assessment

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is expected to begin construction of a research and development center by the end of year,...
The government will soon implement a new set of regulations aimed at reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to 4,000 metric tons a year in areas that currently do not meet air quality standards, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said on June 19. (NOWnews)

Taiwan poised to introduce new regulations on NOx emissions

TAIPEI (CNA) – The government will soon implement a new set of regulations aimed at reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to 4,000 metric tons...

Wetland conservation vital for black-faced spoonbill population

Taipei, April 13 (CNA) – Taiwan's wetlands need to be better protected, as unstable populations of black-faced spoonbills have been recorded in recent years...

Huge amount of plastic found inside dead pregnant whale

TAIPEI (CNA) – An autopsy on a whale that was found dead on a beach in Hualien last Friday revealed a large amount of...

Majority backs planned phasing out of plastic straws: EPA

TAIPEI (CNA) – The majority of people in Taiwan support the government's plan to phase out the use of plastic straws over the next...

Solution remains over clouded leopard, despite distrust

TAIPEI (CNA) – Recent sightings of the previously thought- to-be-extinct Formosan clouded leopard by indigenous people in southeastern Taiwan have caused disagreement between the...

Taiwan second best Asian country for environmental health: EPI index

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - From Bangladesh to Pakistan to Thailand and Indonesia, some Asian countries have the highest levels of air pollution, threatening food...

Global warming taking hold: Taiwan sees 5th hottest year in 2018

TAIPEI (CNA) – Taiwan registered its fifth highest temperature in recorded history in 2018, continuing a run of historically high temperatures that have been...

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