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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.
2019/09/03 | 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 | 破土 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.
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 | 破土 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.
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.