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2017/11/23 | Tao Lixing
China is Coming Close to Hitting 'Peak Bicycle'
China's bike sharing industry seems to be going off a financial cliff as costs spiral out of control.
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.
2017/11/19 | The Third Pole
China’s Carbon Emissions on the Rise Again
Rising coal consumption ends three years of decreasing emissions.
2017/11/18 | Emily Walz
China, Vietnam and the Mekong Problem
Sino-Vietnamese Relations revolve around the Lancang-Mekong River.
2017/11/15 | Justin Catanoso
US Leads Coal-Gas-Nuke Panel at Climate Summit
The panel argued that fossil fuel production at high, subsidized levels is vital to 'energy security and economic development.'
2017/11/14 | The Third Pole
Global Climate Summit Dominated by Budget Cuts, Red Tape
Many grants promised to countries to help combat climate change have been swapped out for loans.
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.
2017/10/31 |
Building a More Sustainable Belt and Road
China’s Belt and Road Initiative involves significant risk in investing in countries and projects that have failed to attract financing elsewhere. More multilateral financing can help ensure that these projects are environmentally sustainable rather than under-utilized white elephants.
2017/10/30 | Mark Stocker
Taiwan Must Own its Global Leadership in Recycling
Taiwan is second only to Germany when it comes to recycling, but the country and its ambassadors are too humble when it comes to marketing leadership in the sector.
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.