Taiwan Environment

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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