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2018/12/28 | AsiaGlobal Online

Mind Pollution: How Dirty Air Harms Human Cognition

A study shows that air pollution has a massive detrimental impact on human cognition.

2019/02/21 | Mongabay

Chinese 'Queen of Ivory' Gets 15 Years in Jail for Trafficking Elephant Tusks

Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan to 15 years in prison for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 African elephants over several years.

2019/09/25 | The Pangolin Reports

China's Medicinal Demands Drive Pangolins to Commercial Extinction

China’s pangolin population has dropped over 90 percent from the 1960s to 2004 due to massive poaching for its meat as a delicacy and its scales for medicinal use.

2018/09/13 | Saigoneer

Hanging Out with Vietnam's Critically Endangered Primates

A new video gets some enthralling footage of Vietnam's 25 primate species, eight of which are critically endangered.

2020/01/21 | Deutsche Welle

China to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws

One of the world's biggest users of plastics is seriously rethinking its environment policy. Beijing hopes to cut plastic waste by 30% in five years, banning single use plastic bags and straws.

2019/10/14 | Global Voices

Japanese Students Urge Government to Halt Overseas Fossil Fuel Investment

Young climate activists in Japan are joining the global climate strike to urge their government to end coal funding and related technology exports to other countries.

2017/10/01 | The Third Pole

Soaked China Sees ‘Sponge Cities’ as Flood Solution

Permeable surfaces and green infrastructure are essential to absorbing rainwater, but China needs strong environmental governance and investment for this initiative to succeed.

2018/11/02 | The Third Pole

PHOTO STORY: The Beauty of What Wildlife Remains

A reminder of why the 40% of wildlife that remains on Earth compared with the 1970s is worth fighting to preserve.

2018/10/29 | Mongabay

Indonesian Fishermen Go It Alone in Fight Against Dynamite Fishing

Indonesia's ban against blast fishing is not being enforced in some parts of Sulawesi island. Local fishermen are declaring their own marine protected areas.

2018/08/25 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Making Sense of Taiwan's Renewable Power Push

The latest on Taiwan's push to achieve 20 percent of its power generation through renewables by 2025.

2018/02/19 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

What Will It Take to Improve Taiwan's Air?

Taiwan's air pollution has already launched protests, but tackling its sources will involve some very tough choices.

2018/05/03 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Why Is Rain-Soaked Taiwan Running Out of Water?

Desalination plants are being planned in a country that gets more than 160 rainy days per year.

2018/08/17 | The Third Pole

OPINION: Laos Dam Disaster Offers Chance to Reassess Renewables Plan

The decision to suspend hydropower projects offers Laos a chance to work with international partners and switch to less environmentally impactful renewables.

2017/05/11 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Green Energy for a Nuclear-Free, Low-Carbon Future

The key factor explaining the optimism surrounding green energy in Taiwan is not the rate of current progress, but rather belief that finally, the government is solidly behind the industry.