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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.
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.
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.
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.
2019/09/29 | 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.