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2017/03/20 | Matthew Fulco

Trouble for Taiwan’s Paradise

With casino gaming off the table, the economy of the idyllic offshore islands of Penghu is more dependent than ever on shaky seasonal tourism.

2017/05/21 | Siddharth Chakravarty

Murky Waters: Stop Blaming China for the State of the World’s Fishing Stocks

China might be the biggest player in global fishing, but Western countries are also in deep water when it comes to industry rights abuses and environmental damage, Siddharth Chakravarty writes.

2017/06/17 | Mongabay

Vaquita Porpoise Nears Extinction: International Fish Swim Bladder Trade to Blame

The hunt for totoaba and the trade of the fish’s highly valued swim bladders from Mexico through the U.S. to China is decimating a Critically Endangered porpoise called the vaquita.

2017/07/02 | Francesco Nardelli

How to Save the Javan Rhinoceros

Critical gaps in knowledge must be filled before time runs out for the Javan rhino. The views expressed are those of the author.

2017/10/21 | Diao Fanchao

Flaming Forests in Northeastern China

After a devastating forest fire, a man devotes 30 years to protecting the Greater Hinggan Mountains.

2017/12/16 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

The Politics of Pollution in Central Taiwan

As a rally looms, the Tsai administration is finally being forced to get serious about Taichung's pollution crisis.

2017/12/28 | Yulin

'Facebook Live' Hosts Illegal Pet Market in Taiwan

One potential customer asked if they could raise an ostrich in their backyard.

2018/02/09 | The Third Pole

Kazakhstan Trying to Wean Itself Off Chinese Water

Water efficiency may be the solution to Kazakhstan's dependence on rivers with headwaters in China.

2018/03/09 | Shreya Dasgupta

New Maps Reveal the Extent of Global Industrial Fishing

By one measure, Taiwan was the second-largest fishing nation in the world, beaten only by China.

2018/03/20 | The China Policy Institute

China and Russia Make Strange Arctic Bedfellows

A tentative 'Polar Silk Road' seeks to help Russia and China reinforce each other's interests in the arctic.

2018/03/27 | AsiaGlobal Online

Air Conditioning Is Choking Tropical Asia

Access to cool air is a matter of class and wealth in cities like Manila.

2018/04/22 | Nate Maynard

5 Tips to Help Save the Planet on Earth Day and Every Day

There is no easy fix for global warming, but there are everyday ways you can make a difference.

2018/05/04 | The Conversation

Crops in Central China's Rice Belt Soaked in Toxic Mercury

Fish is often seen as the main source of mercury in food, but the brain damaging pollutant can be absorbed just as easily through rice.

2018/06/06 | The Third Pole

BOOK REVIEW: 'Happy Dreams' a China Trashpicker's Gem

The book is not just a literary tour de force, but also an intimate insight into the hopes and despair of migrant workers in China.

2018/07/24 | AsiaGlobal Online

ANALYSIS: China Strides Towards Cleaner Air

China presents a unique opportunity to measure the long-term effects of air pollution on life expectancy.

2018/08/13 | Mongabay

Modernizing Malaysia: A Glistening River Revitalizes Kuala Lumpur

The River of Life, a project spearheaded by former Malaysia PM Najib Razak, has reinvigorated Kuala Lumpur's public spaces and improved the water quality of the Klang River.