Taiwan Environment

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...

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...
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Wildfire breaks out on Lishan, spreads over 2.5 hectares

TAIPEI (CNA) — A forest fire broke out in the mountainous area of Lishan in Taichung, central Taiwan, on Sunday and quickly spread over...
The Air Quality Index is expected to remain on orange alert in areas south of Yunlin, Chiayi and Tainan counties, on Wednesday and Thursday. (CNA)

Western Taiwan to experience poor air quality until next week

TAIPEI (CNA) — Air quality is expected to remain poor in some parts of western Taiwan until next Thursday due to a lack of...

Taiwan culls nearly 7,000 chickens following bird flu case

TAIPEI (CNA) – Animal quarantine authorities in Taiwan slaughtered nearly 7,000 chickens at a poultry farm in Changhua County Sunday after an outbreak of a subtype...
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...

Marine ecosystem of Taiping Island hosts 90 new species

Taipei, April 22 (CNA) A group of local marine biologists have discovered 90 new species in the water surrounding Taiping Island, the largest of...

Household trash forms most marine waste around Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) – Daily household trash and garbage created during recreational and leisure activities form the vast majority of marine waste around Taiwan, followed...
A fundraising campaign held at ANZCham

Australian bushfire fundraiser in Taipei raises over NT$1 million

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (ANZCham) in Taipei raised more than NT$1 million (US$33,000) at a two-and-a-half hour fundraising...

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...

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