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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.

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.

2017/12/18 | Bin-Min Sung

Taiwan's National Parks Face a Bumpy Road

Taiwan's National Park Act imitated the US system of conservation, but without the capacity to make it work.

2018/02/03 | Nick Aspinwall

Contraband for Sale: How Poachers Supply Sanyi's Thriving Wood Art Market

In this Miaoli County woodcarving mecca, there’s a consistent demand for sculptures made from the wood of endangered trees. Government crackdowns on poachers have only fueled the market.

2017/12/18 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

Anti-Pollution Protesters Make Voices Heard in Taichung

Thousands took to the streets in front of a strong showing of Taiwanese politicians, but will it be enough to instigate meaningful policy change?

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.

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.

2018/06/07 | Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya

The Timor-Leste Tree: How East Timor Nearly Lost Its Illustrious Sandalwood

The fate of the sandalwood tree is inextricably linked to East Timor's turbulent history.

2017/12/12 | David Green

Q&A: Are the DPP's Renewable Energy Efforts a Sham?

A passionate advocate for green energy voices his frustration with Taiwan's progress on developing its renewables sector.

2017/12/07 | Nate Maynard

OPINION: The Devastating Human Costs of Taiwan’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The true or 'natural' cost of burning coal is off the charts, not least in terms of negative impacts on health and climate.

2017/07/26 | Shreya Dasgupta

Endangered Green Peafowl on Last Legs in China amid Illegal Mining

Greenpeace East Asia says its has found evidence of illegal mining within the core zone of the Konglong River Nature Reserve in Shuangbai County of Yunnan Province, a key habitat of the endangered green peafowl.