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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.

2018/10/12 | Nate Maynard

Face Your Fear: Here's What a 1.5 C Warmer World Really Looks Like

In the best case scenario we will lose corals and the Arctic even if we transition at an abrupt and societally transformative pace.

2019/01/26 | Nick Aspinwall

INTERVIEW: '10 Years Taiwan' Directors Dish on Taiwan's Future and Its Present

The News Lens caught up with '10 Years Taiwan' directors Lekal Sumi and Rina Tsou, who discussed what inspired them as directors and how Taiwan can avoid the film's dismal vision of the future.

2019/09/25 | The Pangolin Reports

Taiwanese Researchers Collaborate With Locals In Pangolin Conservation

Criminal syndicates in Africa and Asia are working together — and competing — to meet the seemingly insatiable demand for pangolins in China and other markets. Here's a story of how poachers turned into conservationists in Taiwan.

2019/07/16 | The Interpreter

India's Ongoing Water Crisis Impacts 600 Million People

Indian cities are forced to truck in drinking water, farms are failing, and the situation grows more desperate.

2019/10/09 | The Pangolin Reports

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.

2021/03/18 | Bryan Chou

Reactivating Controversial Nuclear Site Not an Option: Tsai

The controversy over Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant resurfaced due to a construction plan for a liquified natural gas terminal.

2021/03/11 | TNL Staff

Fukushima 10 Years On

Few earthquakes leave scars in the environment and society that are felt 10 years on. Not, however, for the disaster that struck Fukushima on March 11, 2011.

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.

2019/10/28 | 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.

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.

2018/09/05 | Lillygol Sedaghat

Not Always Evil: An Alternative View on Why We Use Plastic

Disposable plastics may be labeled an environmental villain, but in some cases remain the lesser of two evils.

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.

2019/03/13 | Chinadialogue

China May Determine the Future of Myanmar's Fragile Rivers

Chinese companies are pushing to resume destructive dam projects, ignoring a key assessment and the objections of local people.