“The quarrying is to blame, no doubt about it. It’s always been like this, but we live in this area because we have nowhere else to go,” said an inspector for the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office.
The privatization of urban renewal in Taipei has led to a proliferation of parks in name only — deficient in space and social and environmental benefits. Activists are fighting back.
A new report by Greenpeace East Asia has found that Bumble Bee Seafoods and its parent company, Fong Chun Formosa Fishery Company of Taiwan, are sourcing seafood from vessels involved in human rights abuses as well as illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing practices.
The Coral Triangle, which covers Indonesia's Raja Ampat and five other countries, sustains the livelihood of more than 130 million people.
The high seas should be the world’s commons, but China is turning them into a wild west to be plundered.