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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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

2019/10/18 | 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.

2019/01/28 | 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.