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2022/09/22 | Voice of America

Taiwan Marks Deadly but Seminal 1999 Earthquake

The earthquake prompted major legislative reform in how the government would handle natural disasters, but challenges remain.

2022/09/14 | The Interpreter

Powerhouse: Clean Energy Transitions in the Indo-Pacific

Energy security is shifting to new interdependencies based on alternate fuels and rare earths.

2019/12/04 | 廣編企劃

Five Things You Should Know About “Motorbike Electrification” with the Advent of the New Motorbike Era

Taiwan, known as the “kingdom of motorbikes,” not only has a mature motorbike supply chain, but also is an important ICT industry export nation. However, the government resorted to “the coexistence and co-prosperity of gasoline & electric powered vehicles”. What are the blind spots of such a practice?

2022/09/05 | Mongabay

Illegal Fishing, Worker Abuse Claims Leave a Bad Taste for Bumble Bee Seafood

A new report by Greenpeace East Asia has found that Bumble Bee Seafoods and its parent company, Fong Chun Formosa Fishery Company of Taiwan, are sourcing seafood from vessels involved in human rights abuses as well as illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing practices.

2022/04/22 | Randy Mulyanto

Not Just Marine Life, the Coral Triangle Sustains an Indonesian Community

The Coral Triangle, which covers Indonesia's Raja Ampat and five other countries, sustains the livelihood of more than 130 million people.

2022/01/27 | Deutsche Welle

New Species Found in Embattled Greater Mekong

The share of people living in cities across the five middle-income countries in the Greater Mekong has roughly doubled since 1970, pushing species to the brink of survival.

2022/01/25 | Mongabay

Typhoon Exposes Biodiversity Haven Palawan’s Vulnerability — And Resilience

Experts say the storm-damaged forests can recover — if they aren’t disturbed by human incursions, fires, or additional storms.

2021/12/08 | East Asia Forum

Coal Versus Money in Asia

China’s announcement that it will no longer support foreign coal-fired power plants will have little impact.

2021/09/19 | Bryan Chou

Taipei Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Indigenous Peoples in Mining Rights Case

Taipei’s Supreme Administrative Court on Thursday revoked the economic ministry’s renewal in 2018 of Asia Cement Corporation’s mining permit in Hualien for another 20 years.

2021/07/23 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan’s Climate Change Action on Trial for the First Time

Taiwan’s economic ministry has been sued for a new regulation that could cause the country to fall behind the world on climate action.

2021/07/22 | Gregory McCann

Tsunami of Chinese Marine Parks Drives Dolphins into Captivity

With the growth of the aquatic entertainment industry, trade in marine animals is gathering speed in China.

2021/06/12 | Gregory McCann

Taiwan’s Bygone Species and Their Possible Return

Bringing extinct species back from oblivion is no easy task. But the good news is Taiwan has experience in this realm.

2021/04/20 | TNL Staff

How Bad Is Taiwan’s Drought?

Most reservoirs in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, and Miaoli are less than 15% full. Several in central Taiwan are less than 10% full.

2021/03/18 | Bryan Chou

Reactivating Controversial Nuclear Site Not an Option: Tsai

The controversy over Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant resurfaced due to a construction plan for a liquified natural gas terminal.

2021/03/12 | TNL Staff

Is Taiwan’s Water Too Cheap?

Currently, Taiwanese people enjoy the cheapest water in Asia, with NT$9.2 charged per unit on average.

2021/03/11 | TNL Staff

Fukushima 10 Years On

Few earthquakes leave scars in the environment and society that are felt 10 years on. Not, however, for the disaster that struck Fukushima on March 11, 2011.

2021/01/05 | Mongabay

As World Sours on Coal, Top Producer Indonesia Tries To Sweeten It at Home

Indonesia’s coal industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. The government’s solution triggers debate on the future of the country’s energy policy.

2020/12/21 | TAIPEI

Food Sustainability in Taipei, One Neighborhood at a Time — Starting in Nanjichang

Two decades ago, a village chief in Taipei set up the city's first food bank to redistribute unused or unwanted food to those in need in the community. As people are becoming more conscious of food sustainability, he is looking to spread the revolution of “continuous food” across Taipei.