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2018/12/10 | Jules Quartly
Death by Drowning in Plastic on Taiwan's Beaches
About 91% of the debris washing up on Taiwan’s beaches is plastic, which is not only unsightly, but also kills marine creatures and seeps into our food and water supplies
2018/12/05 | Mongabay
Vietnam Is Grappling With Stringent New Illegal Logging Regulations
A new agreement to prevent illegal logging is being held up against long-standing practices on the ground.
2018/11/22 | The Conversation
OPINION: Blockchain Offers Chinese Consumers Food Safety Solace
Blockchain can help food manufacturers prevent against fraud and help those with a mind ensure that producers receive fair pay for their toil.
2018/11/22 | Nate Maynard
Taiwanese Companies Commit to 100% Renewables, Despite a Dirty Grid
The first of what might eventually be a flood of Taiwanese companies have committed to sourcing 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.
OPINION: Time for Taiwan to Get Serious About Reusing Its Food Waste
Taiwan should embrace technology that will convert food waste to energy and fuel the circular economy, writes Tim Heberlein, founder of TS Edgewater Consultants.
2018/11/02 | Mongabay
China Criticized for Legalizing Use of Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn in Medicine
The decision reverses a 25-year ban on using the products. Conservationists say it could provide cover for illegal activities and threaten endangered animals.
2018/11/02 | The Third Pole
PHOTO STORY: The Beauty of What Wildlife Remains
A reminder of why the 40% of wildlife that remains on Earth compared with the 1970s is worth fighting to preserve.