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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2017/04/15 | Rosemary Chen

US$6 Billion Not Enough to Tackle Air Pollution in Taiwan

Taiwan has announced new emission reduction targets and policies to combat air pollution but environmental groups say they still do not go far enough.

2018/01/03 | Dinah Gardner

Saving Taiwan's Forests from the Treetops

One project aims to spread awareness of the sheer size of Taiwan's highland trees.

2016/12/08 | Mangroves for the Future (MFF)

PHOTO STORY: The Lifeblood of Coastal Conservation in Asia

Climate change, industrial fishing and pollution pose constant and increasing threats to coastal and marine ecosystems. These communities are fighting back.

2018/07/18 | Nate Maynard

ANALYSIS: Solar Lessons for ASEAN from Thailand's Feed-in Tariff Success

Thailand has powered past regional peers when it comes to solar power capacity via astute implementation of feed-in tariffs.

2017/03/27 | Saigoneer

Coffee Production in Vietnam Faces Dark Future Under Climate Change

Rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns may cost Vietnam 50 percent of its current Robusta coffee production areas by 2050.