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2017/03/13 | Kyodo News

FEATURE: Taiwan's Penghu Islands Say No to Casinos, Yes to Green Energy, Turtles

The Penghu islands are an example of how a properly supported community can manage its resources without betraying what made it a community in the first place.

2017/10/09 | Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley

Real Solutions for Plastic Problems

Plastic bags and bottles are a global menace, but the emergence of microplastics will test the policy courage of governments in new ways, write Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.

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.

2018/04/02 | Mongabay

Green Paradox: Indonesia's Electricity Future Defined by Coal, Renewables

Indonesia put itself back on track to meet to meet renewable energy targets by promising to produce less energy in total.

2017/05/11 | John Gillespie

Social Media Powers Citizen Resistance in Vietnamese Land Disputes

What has changed in Vietnam is the population’s use of social media, which has allowed citizens to mobilize opposition to land taking and monitor official responses to public protests.

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.

2018/07/31 | Steven Crook and Katy Hui-wen Hung

The Paleo Diet: What the Ancient Taiwanese Ate

Archaeological evidence suggests dog offered a meaty supplement to farmed produce as far back as 5,000 years ago.

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.

2017/05/30 | Wang Yan

Living With Snow Leopards in China's First National Park

A far-flung locale in Qinghai province will become China’s first official national park. There, Tibetan nomads are long accustomed to living with their snow leopard neighbors. However, tensions between people and the endangered cats persist.

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.

2017/06/22 | Li You

Navigating the Muddy Waters of China’s Cadmium Rice Paddies

The government is spending millions on cleaning up polluted soil, but progress is slow in the country’s rice heartland.

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.

2017/07/09 | Henrik Selin.

Trump’s Exit of Paris Climate Accord Strengthens China and Europe

On global climate change cooperation and a growing number of other foreign policy issues, American exceptionalism now increasingly means that the United States stands largely alone in the world.

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.