Taiwan Environment

Penghu releases 15 turtles into wild as part of conservation efforts

Taipei, May 14 (CNA) Penghu County government released 15 green turtles and hawksbill turtles back into the sea at a beach on the offshore...

Newly amended air pollution law tightens auto emissions standards

Taipei, June 26 (CNA) The amendment to the Air Pollution Control Act that was passed in the Legislature Monday imposes stricter rules on old...
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...
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...

Smart mosquito trap introduced to prevent dengue fever in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) – A new mosquito trap has been designed by Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) that quickly identifies whether a mosquito could...

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...

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...
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...

Microplastics found in most of Taiwan’s coastal areas: NGO

TAIPEI (CNA) – The environmental group Kuroshio Ocean Educational Foundation said on Thursday that microplastics were found in a total of 51 locations off...

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