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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.
2018/10/01 | Nate Maynard
ANALYSIS: The Difficult Truth About Sustainability and Bio-Plastics
The world is rushing towards embracing bio-plastics because they sound like a nice alternative to banned single-use plastics, but the truth is that in most cases bio-plastics are not biodegradable.
2018/10/26 | Madeleine Work
OPINION: Taipei Should Have a Car Free Day
Taipei and Taiwan's other cities would benefit enormously from a few days break from the tyranny of the gas-guzzling automobile.
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
2019/05/09 | Nate Maynard
What Feed-in Tariff Controversy? Why Taiwan's Wind Power Future Looks Bright
At a recent conference in Taipei, January's controversy over feed-in tariffs did not dampen a sense of optimism over Taiwan's wind energy future.
2019/09/03 | Jasmine Su
How Did Taiwan Become an Environmentally Conscious Society?
How did Taiwanese become so receptive of plastic-reduction policies? It might have to do with Taiwan's education, colonial history, culture, and even religious influence.
2019/09/05 | Taiwan Scene
Taiwan to Host Its First Eco-Friendly Lantern Festival in October
Fall for Taiwan this autumn with the eco-friendly sky lantern festival hosted by MyTaiwanTour.
2019/01/28 | The Interpreter
China's 'Dark Fishing Fleets' Cast a Black Shadow Over the South China Sea
The 'maritime militia' narrative is being overemphasized at the expense of very real problems, writes Zhang Hongzhou.
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.
Indonesia's Pangolin Trafficking Network Resembles Sophisticated Drug Trade
Indonesia's pangolin trafficking network is incredibly sophisticated and some of the transactions have been linked to convicted drug lord Togiman.