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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.

2016/10/14 | Alison Saldanha

Delhi Still the World’s Most Polluted Megacity

Inefficient modes of transport, household fuel and waste burning, coal-fired power plants, and industrial activities are the major sources of air pollution.

2016/08/03 | Austin Chad Willhoft

‘Don’t Blame China’ — Education Needed on Air Pollution in Taiwan

The Taiwan Electric Vehicles Association is leading the charge in educating Taiwanese about the benefits of switching to electric vehicles, and the harsh reality of air pollution.

2015/12/24 | Kenzo

Exposure to PM2.5 Led to over 6,000 Deaths in Taiwan Last Year

According to the latest research from the College of Public Health at National Taiwan University (NTU), PM2.5 particles will not only increase risk of pulmonary tuberculosis, but also increase death threats of chronic diseases. It is estimated that over 6,000 people died from the exposure of PM2.5 last year.

2015/12/15 | Zou Chi

Heavy Haze from China Expected to Sweep Across Taiwan

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) warns, starting from 5 pm on December 15, PM2.5 will start spreading all over Taiwan at about 70 to 100 micrograms per cubic meter. Adding on to the existing serious air pollution, the air quality of Taiwan will become even worse.

2015/12/08 | TNL香港編輯

Schools Closed, Cars Forced Off Roads as Beijing Issues Its First Air Pollution Red Alert

In the latest smog in Beijing, 23 out of 35 environmental monitor stations recorded a sixth-level pollution lasting for five days, which was two days longer than what the red alert standard regulates. The government did not issue the red alert in time and raised controversy.

2015/12/07 | TNL 編輯

Lung Cancer Cases Increasing in Taiwan and Medical Community Calls On People to Demonstrate against Air Pollution

Li Wu-po, supervisor of Changhua medical Alliance for Public Affairs, says that according to latest statistics issued by the Health Promotion Administration, lung cancer has been the top cause of death for five consecutive years and 9,167 people nationwide died of lung cancer last year. He notes that the population growth rate in Taiwan within these 30 years accounts for 28%, but the growth rate of lung cancer has gone up to 131%.

2015/12/02 | Shih Yuan

How Severe Is the Haze in Beijing? Artist Makes A Brick Out of the Dust

This artist who calls himself, "Peanut Brother," said on his Weibo account that he started planning this project since 2013. He wanted to use a vacuum cleaner to collect the dust in the air of Beijing in 100 days, and then use the dust he collected to make a brick. This brick will ultimately be used as construction material and, "disappear among the millions of bricks. Just like dust," said Peanut Brother.

2015/11/17 | Kenzo

Air Quality Regulations to be Amended due to High Air Pollution Levels

New regulations now state once the PM2.5 concentration reaches an urgent 350 micrograms, all outdoor activity such as tourism or sports, and painting, as well as asphalt-laying for either industrial or commercial purposes, will be prohibited. All transportation, other than public transportation and electric vehicles, are banned while local governments will allow parking on red and yellow lines temporarily.

2015/11/11 | Kenzo

Air Pollution at High, But Standards for Canceling School Absurd

The average PM2.5 level in the US is 12 micrograms, bringing about 110 thousand premature deaths. According to this estimation, there ought to be 30 thousand to 60 thousand casualties in Taiwan, making air pollution more deadly than typhoons.

2015/11/09 | Yang

Taiwan's Current Serious Air Pollution Has Nothing To Do With China

Director of EPA’s monitoring department Tsai Hung-de says that the main reason of low air qualities in the morning is emission from vehicles, thermal power generators, steel plants, and large-scale factories. Moreover, the coastal areas of China have recently gone through massive downpour, indicating the country has nothing to do with the current poor air quality in Taiwan.

2015/10/13 | Shih Yuan

Kaohsiung to Launch Shared Electric Car System Inspired by Paris

On October 13, Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu signed a cooperation agreement with the promoter of the electric car sharing system, Bolloré Group, to welcome them to invest in Kaohsiung. She hopes that Kaohsiung can become the first city to develop a public electric car system in Taiwan.

2015/09/22 | Sid Weng

How Polluted is the Air Today? Check Out the Real-time Air Pollution Map

Through the map, people can learn about the current air pollution situation in their location to consider whether to go out for a run or to take protective measures. On the other hand, it can also urge local governments to take action to reduce air pollution before it turns severe.