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2020/01/28 | The Conversation
Blue Acceleration: Our Dash for Ocean Resources
The "Blue Acceleration" is consuming ocean resources faster than ever, destroying million of marine species that could help develop the antibiotics and medicines of tomorrow.
2020/01/22 | Mongabay
Award-Winning Environmental Editor Arrested in Indonesia
Mongabay editor Philip Jacobson was detained in Indonesia on December 17, 2019 over an alleged issue with his business visa.
2020/01/21 | Deutsche Welle
China to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws
One of the world's biggest users of plastics is seriously rethinking its environment policy. Beijing hopes to cut plastic waste by 30% in five years, banning single use plastic bags and straws.
2020/01/18 | Coco Dollanganger
Will Philippines Impose Plastic Ban in 2020?
Philippines is the world's third largest source of ocean plastics. How can it reduce plastic waste nationwide?
2020/01/06 | Mongabay
How a Thai Entrepreneur Turned Used Flip-Flops Into a Sustainable Business
A university team in Thailand named “Tlejourn” has created a profitable product from discarded flip-flops. Of the 5.25 trillion pieces of trash floating in the ocean, old flip-flops are one of the most commonly found items.
2019/12/30 | Sally Jensen
Beyond 2020: Taiwan Needs to Take Climate Chaos Seriously
Whoever wins January’s election will have to effectively manage the global, indiscriminate forces of climate chaos.
2019/12/03 | Mongabay
Indonesia Must Stop Its Coal Plant Building Spree By 2020 to Meet Climate Goals
Indonesia must stop building coal-fired power plants by next year if it’s to keep up its commitments to the Paris climate agreement, according to a new analysis.
2019/11/29 | Mongabay
South Korea Exports Pollution By Funding Overseas Coal Plants
South Korea is the third biggest public investor in overseas coal plants, virtually exporting pollution to Southeast Asian countries and reaping the financial rewards from the investments.
2019/11/10 | Mongabay
China Keeps Quiet About the Amazon Crisis Despite Its Leverage Over Brazil
The Brazilian president met with the Chinese leader last week on trade, but China remained silent on the Amazon fires, deforestation, and other environmental issues.
2019/11/07 | Mongabay
How Researchers Located Pygmy Seahorses in Taiwan via Social Media
A few marine biologists hunted for pygmy seahorses in Taiwan via Facebook and Instagram, and discovered that Taiwan is one of the world’s pygmy seahorse diversity hotspots.
2019/10/31 | Global Voices
Taipei Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by 8,000 Vietnam Marine Disaster Victims
Human rights and environmental lawyers slammed the Taiwanese court for disregarding Vietnam's human rights situation for the 2016 marine disaster case.
2019/10/28 | Xiaochen Su
Asian Media and Entertainment Reinforce a Backward Meat-Loving Culture
While the West is promoting to reduce meat consumption out of concerns over climate change, animal abuse, and personal health, Asia’s meat consumption is on the rise.
2019/10/18 | TNL Feature
Taipei American School to Compete in iGEM With Food Contaminant Detector
Taipei American School will participate in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition with a student invention that can detect agricultural contaminants in produce.
2019/10/14 | Global Voices
Japanese Students Urge Government to Halt Overseas Fossil Fuel Investment
Young climate activists in Japan are joining the global climate strike to urge their government to end coal funding and related technology exports to other countries.
Philippine Wildlife Protection Law Fails to Curb Pangolin Trafficking
In the Philippines, the penalties for pangolin trafficking are not severe enough to deter poachers from making profits.
2019/10/09 | Taiwan Insight
Cultural Conflict Hinders Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtle Conservation
Cultural taboo and inadequate government policy make it incredibly difficult to conserve Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtles.
2019/09/29 | Darice D. Chang
End Species Exploitation: Taipei Joins the Third Annual Animal Rights March
Vegan activists in Taipei participate in the third annual Animal Rights March, raising awareness of animal cruelty in Taiwan.
2019/09/27 | 破土 New Bloom
Taipei Protesters Join the Global Climate Strike With Performance Art
Protesters in Taipei joined the Fridays for Future climate strike today despite heavy rain.