A local resident removes a rock from a blocked road in southern Pingtung county as typhoon Meranti slash southern Taiwan on September 14, 2016. Sam Yeh/AFP The storm brings record strong winds and torrential rains to eastern and southern Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan (Sept. 14, 2016) — Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill Wednesday, September 14, as the strongest typhoon of the year skirted past the island’s southern tip, knocking out power for more than 180,000 households.
Continue reading Meranti, strongest typhoon of the year, hits Taiwan On 7 July 2015, satellite images showed the Pacific Ocean with two typhoons, one tropical storm, one formation alert and one large area of increased convection. Photograph: JMA MTSAT-2/NOAA Giant storms that wreak havoc across China, Japan, Korea and the Philippines have grown 50% stronger in the past 40 years due to warming seas
September 6, 2016 — The destructive power of the typhoons that wreak havoc across China, Japan, Korea and the Philippines has intensified by 50% in the past 40 years due to warming seas, a new study has found.
Continue reading Asian typhoons becoming more intense, study finds China, where Shanghai is the world’s busiest container port, will start demanding cleaner fuels for ships in coastal regions from 2019. Photograph: Toby Melville/REUTERS Often overlooked compared to cars and factories that are far bigger causes of smog, ship traffic has more than doubled off East Asia since 2005
July 19, 2016 — A boom in shipping is aggravating air pollution in China and other nations in East Asia, causing thousands of deaths a year in a region with eight of the world’s 10 biggest container ports, scientists said on Monday.
Continue reading Shipping air pollution causing 24,000 deaths a year in East Asia AFTER NEPARTAK. A Taiwanese drives past broken electric post caused by super typhoon Nepartak in Taitung County, southeastern Taiwan, July 9, 2016. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA Reports also estimate direct economic losses at 860 million yuan ($129 million)
BEIJING, China (July 11, 2016) — A tropical storm in China left 6 people dead and at least 8 more missing, reports said, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain.
Continue reading Tropical storm kills 6 in China, 8 missing Passenger planes on the tarmac at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Photo: CNA Hundreds of flights cancelled or disrupted as super typhoon Nepartak slams Taiwan
July 9, 2016 — Pollution levels across Hong Kong hit the government’s highest rating on the hottest day of the year on Friday, while Taiwan and eastern China continued to feel the force of severe typhoon Nepartak.
Continue reading Hong Kong pollution hits highest rating on hottest day of the year TYPHOON. Taiwanese residents view waves at the coastline as Typhoon Nepartak moves towards Taiwan, at the shoreline of Yilan, Taiwan, July 7, 2016. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA One man drowns while 66 others are injured as Nepartak batters Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan (July 9, 2016) — Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan on Friday, July 8, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as the strongest winds in over a century lashed part of the island.
Continue reading Over 15,000 evacuated in Taiwan as typhoon heads to China TAIWAN EARTHQUAKE. A magnitude-6.4 quake strikes Kaohsiung, Taiwan, causing some buildings to collapse on February 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of Zachary Lee/UDN TV Taiwan’s premier says the Building Act would be amended to ‘enhance quake-resistance standards of buildings’ after an earthquake earlier this month killed more than 100 people
TAIPEI, Taiwan (Feb. 19, 2016) — Taiwan’s premier pledged Friday, February 19, to change safety laws after more than 100 people were killed when an earthquake toppled an apartment complex thought to have been weakened by shoddy construction.
Continue reading Taiwan vows new safety laws after quake disaster COLLAPSED. Rescuers use heavy equipment to knockdown parts of a collapsed 17-storey apartment building, on the fourth day of searching for survivors in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, February 9, 2016. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA Anger is growing over accusations of shoddy building work
TAIPEI, Taiwan (Feb. 15, 2016) — Flags flew at half-mast across Taiwan Monday, February 15, as the island mourned more than 100 people who died when an earthquake toppled an apartment complex, as families demanded justice.
Continue reading Taiwan mourns victims of deadly quake, families demand justice COLLAPSED. Rescuers use heavy equipment to knockdown parts of a collapsed 17-storey apartment building, on the fourth day of searching for survivors in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, February 9, 2016. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA Pictures of the ruins show tin cans and foam were used as fillers in the concrete, exacerbating public anger over the latest safety scandal to hit the island
NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan (Feb. 12, 2016) — Almost a million dollars in assets belonging to the developer and 3 associates of a building in Taiwan felled by an earthquake will be seized, a court
Continue reading Taiwan to seize assets of collapsed building developer RUBBLE. A handout photo from the Taiwanese Military News Agency shows soldiers and rescuers searching for survivors in a collapsed building in Tainan City, south Taiwan, February 10, 2016. Military News Agency/Handout/EPA Experts say that cost-cutting shortcuts have long dogged the construction industry in Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan (Feb. 11, 2016) — As rescuers continue the grim task of digging bodies from the rubble of an apartment complex that collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake, anger is growing over the shoddy
Continue reading Calls for safety overhaul in Taiwan after quake disaster