More than 2,000 sesarmid crabs (Metasesarma aubryi) were found dead on Monday on the main road circling Green Island (綠島).
Taipei mayoral aspirant Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) criticising the Ma administration as being made up of officials being able to flee the nation if a catastrophe occurs.
“The question of what to do with nuclear power plants is extremely simple when we take future generations into consideration. Only those who plan their future in four-year units would agree to the building of the plant,” he said.
The Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) and several environmental groups yesterday urged the few remaining temples that still conduct animal sacrifices to stop what they called inhumane killing, including 13 temples that prepare ‘divine pigs’ for festivals.
Taipei Times cartoon depicting the National EPA as being the impediment of local EPA bureaus in their efforts to stop polluting businesses.
Taipei Times cartoon depicting Big Business running down environmental practices on their way towards profits and GDP whilst the Government gently admonishes them to ‘Drive Carefully’.
Estimated death toll soars as path of destruction leaves many parts of Philippines inaccessible to government and aid officials
For visitors, China’s water problem becomes apparent upon entering the hotel room. The smell of a polluted river might emanate from the showerhead. Need to quench your thirst? The drip from the tap is rarely potable. Can you trust the bottled water? Many Chinese don’t. What about brushing your teeth? Measured by the government’s own standards, more than half of the country’s largest lakes and reservoirs were so contaminated in 2011 that they were unsuitable for human consumption. China’s more than 4,700 underground water-quality testing stations show that nearly three-fifths of all water supplies are “relatively bad” or worse. Roughly half of rural residents lack access to drinking water that meets international standards. For all of the dazzling progress that the world has come to associate with a booming 21st century China, the quality of its water supply has failed to keep up with the country’s leap into modernity. Policy makers and the Chinese public rightfully blame lax environmental controls and shoddy enforcement. But the more fundamental problem is that the country simply doesn’t have enough water. Breakneck and large-scale industrialization has overwhelmed scarce supplies — and drinking water has become one of the most visible casualties.
Oct 22, 2013 (NOAA) – Heavy smog has shrouded much of eastern China, and air quality levels have been dropped to extremely dangerous levels. The heavy smog is caused by industrial pollution, coal and agricultural burning …