Dinah Gardner

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Dinah Gardner is a Taipei-based reporter and a researcher for human rights NGO Safeguard Defenders.

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2019/08/30 | Dinah Gardner

International Day of the Disappeared: CCP Is the Worst Offender of the Year

On the International Day of the Disappeared, China is seen as the worst perpetrator of state-sanctioned enforced disappearances this year.

2016/10/08 | Dinah Gardner

BOOK REVIEW: The People’s Republic of Control

A review of Stein Ringen’s ‘The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century’

2017/12/06 | Dinah Gardner

Could a Fukushima-style Nuclear Accident Happen in Taiwan?

The government's target date for phasing out nuclear by 2025 could not come soon enough.

2017/10/25 | Dinah Gardner

Will Taiwan’s New Plastic Bag Ban Work?

Taiwanese use more than 700 plastic bags per person per year; recycling is not the answer; much better to use other kinds of long-lasting containers; and special compost areas for biodegradable bags would be a good place to start.

2017/11/22 | Dinah Gardner

Don't Let Taiwan Draw the Short Straw on Sustainability

 Regulating single-use straws would put Taiwan on the map for having advanced environmental policy ahead of any other country in the region.

2017/12/20 | Dinah Gardner

Is Bitcoin Killing the Planet?

Dreaming of Bitcoin hitting US$1 million? Then think twice about the energy implications and the future of your planet.

2017/10/12 | Dinah Gardner

Nano this Plastic Should Be in Our Water

For the first in a regular bi-weekly series on the environment in Taiwan, Green Bulletin interviews the policy head of the Taipei American School's team as they prepare to solve Taiwan's nanoplastic problems for iGEM, a world-leading student synthetic biology competition.

2017/11/08 | Dinah Gardner

The New Instagram Feed Spotlighting Mass Extinctions

People are killing off vast numbers of species all around the world; but no one is talking about it. Maybe a new Instagram feed devoted to the topic will help.

2018/01/03 | Dinah Gardner

Saving Taiwan's Forests from the Treetops

One project aims to spread awareness of the sheer size of Taiwan's highland trees.

2017/08/02 | Dinah Gardner

BOOK REVIEW: 'Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy to a City'

'Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy for a City' spans five decades, two husbands, a dozen other lovers, a handover to the Motherland, the dementia of the author's mother and the death of her father.