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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,...
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...
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,...
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,...

Another passenger fined NT$200,000 for bringing pork into Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) – Another passenger returning from a visit to China was fined NT$200,000 (US$6,508) on Friday after being caught at Taiwan Taoyuan International...

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...

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...
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...

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...
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...

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