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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.

2019/12/04 | 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?

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.

2019/09/27 | New Bloom

Taipei Protesters Join the Global Climate Strike With Performance Art

Protesters in Taipei joined the Fridays for Future climate strike today despite heavy rain.

2019/09/25 | The Pangolin Reports

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.

2019/07/10 | New Bloom

Environmental Protests in Wuhan Stalled a Local Waste Incinerator Proposal

A large environmental protest broke out in China and put a controversial proposal on hold.

2019/10/31 | Global Voices

Taipei Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by 8,000 Vietnam Marine Disaster Victims

Human rights and environmental lawyers slammed the Taiwanese court for disregarding Vietnam's human rights situation for the 2016 marine disaster case.

2019/11/10 | Mongabay

China Keeps Quiet About the Amazon Crisis Despite Its Leverage Over Brazil

The Brazilian president met with the Chinese leader last week on trade, but China remained silent on the Amazon fires, deforestation, and other environmental issues.

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.

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.