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2020/07/02 | The Conversation

Persistent Extreme Heat and Air Pollution Threaten Global Health

The frequency of days with both extreme heat and pollution – and the number of people that will be affected by those days – could massively increase by 2050.

2019/07/15 | Mongabay

Indonesian Citizens Sue Government Over Severe Air Pollution

A group of citizens is suing the Indonesian government over the world's filthiest air quality.

2018/12/28 | AsiaGlobal Online

Mind Pollution: How Dirty Air Harms Human Cognition

A study shows that air pollution has a massive detrimental impact on human cognition.

2018/10/26 | Madeleine Work

OPINION: Taipei Should Have a Car Free Day

Taipei and Taiwan's other cities would benefit enormously from a few days break from the tyranny of the gas-guzzling automobile.

2018/05/14 | The Conversation

4 Questions About Air Pollution and Your Health

Air pollution knows no boundaries and is a leading cause of early death worldwide.

2018/03/15 | Jennifer Hsieh

Taiwan's Anti-Noise Pollution Movement Struggles to Be Heard

Efforts to counter noise pollution suffer from subjectivity problems and have not attracted the same level of public support as efforts to counter PM2.5.

2018/02/19 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

What Will It Take to Improve Taiwan's Air?

Taiwan's air pollution has already launched protests, but tackling its sources will involve some very tough choices.

2017/07/27 | Yuan-Ming Chiao

Why China’s Attempts to Curb Air Pollution are Facing Resistance

According to a report by Caixin earlier this month, 33 incidents of industry obstructions occurred in more than half the localities under inspection since April.

2017/04/15 | Rosemary Chen

US$6 Billion Not Enough to Tackle Air Pollution in Taiwan

Taiwan has announced new emission reduction targets and policies to combat air pollution but environmental groups say they still do not go far enough.

2017/03/14 | Fan Yiying

Caring for China’s Smog Dogs

Pollution in major cities has long been a scourge to humans, but the health impact on pets shouldn’t be overlooked.

2017/02/21 | Rosemary Chen

Thousands Show Up for Air Pollution Protest in Taiwan

In 2015, more than 6,000 people in Taiwan died from diseases directly related to poor air quality, making up 19 percent of the death toll that year.

2017/01/16 | Mohammad Zubair Khan

An Asthma Patient in Every House

Often overlooked, the massive amount of air pollution created by stone crushing machines is a major health hazard for mountain communities from where the stone is mined.

2016/11/16 | Mo Tz-pin

10 Questions: WeMo Scooter

Eco-friendly scooters are planning to take on the crowded and polluted streets of Taipei.