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2018/03/15 | Jennifer Hsieh

Taiwan's Anti-Noise Pollution Movement Struggles to Be Heard

Efforts to counter noise pollution suffer from subjectivity problems and have not attracted the same level of public support as efforts to counter PM2.5.

2017/01/24 | Sarah Laskow

The First Observations of Sea Ice Came From 8th-Century Irish Monks in Iceland

In 1978, satellites started collecting data on sea ice to create a continuous record, and that’s the data that shows that this year is the worst of those 38 for sea ice. But those satellites are aging, and there’s no guarantee they will be replaced.

2018/04/11 | Mongabay

Rohingya Refugees Gored by Elephants at Record Rates

Refugee camps in Bangladesh are edging up against wildlife habitats, leading to at least a dozen deaths.

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.

2018/05/11 | Nate Maynard

China’s Waste Import Ban: An Opportunity for Real Recycling

China's move to reject the world's waste is an opportunity to think seriously about the true costs of recycling.

2018/08/10 | Mongabay

Global Fisheries Approaching Limit as Fleets Double Their Range, Study Finds

Taiwan, South Korea, Spain, and China have aggressively subsidized vessel and fuel costs to encourage their fleets to operate thousands of kilometers from their home ports.

2018/06/20 | Global Voices

Activists from Vietnam and Taiwan Team Up to Tackle Fishy Formosa Plastics

Campaigners are struggling to hold anyone accountable two years after the devastating toxic spill.

2017/07/18 | Shannon Lin

PHOTO STORY: Sustainable Grain Cropping and 'Adopting' a Paddy Field on Taiwan's Northeast Coast

A new venture between local farmers and an agricultural company are letting people experience the life of a rice farmer in Yilan county.

2018/08/21 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Choked by Waste and Overfishing, Asia's Marine Habitats Are Dying

Only 13 percent of the planet’s oceans are untouched by human activity, according to a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

2017/04/11 | Li Zhi

The Coming Wake-Up Call for China’s Tourism Industry

Crowds of visitors to the country’s scenic areas have investors taking rash, risky and unsustainable decisions.

2018/06/08 | The Interpreter

China's Damming Control of Mekong, South China Sea Pincers Southeast Asia

China's control of dams above the Mekong and islands in the South China Sea strategically sandwiches Southeast Asia.

2017/06/05 | Beyonder Times

German Student Undertakes Food-Saving Initiatives in Taiwan

'Why throw away food which is still edible? Food waste is not just about food themselves, but also about the waste of water, earth, energy and labor resources that are required to produce the food,' said Stefan Simon.