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2018/11/22 | Nate Maynard
Taiwanese Companies Commit to 100% Renewables, Despite a Dirty Grid
The first of what might eventually be a flood of Taiwanese companies have committed to sourcing 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.
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.
2018/10/26 | Madeleine Work
OPINION: Taipei Should Have a Car Free Day
Taipei and Taiwan's other cities would benefit enormously from a few days break from the tyranny of the gas-guzzling automobile.
2018/10/01 | Nate Maynard
ANALYSIS: The Difficult Truth About Sustainability and Bio-Plastics
The world is rushing towards embracing bio-plastics because they sound like a nice alternative to banned single-use plastics, but the truth is that in most cases bio-plastics are not biodegradable.
2017/07/22 | John C. Cannon
Asia's Rhino Horn Trade is Thriving
The Elephant Action League sent undercover investigators into Vietnam, China and several other Asian countries to understand the intricate network involved in getting rhino horn from African countries into the hands of Chinese consumers.
2017/04/29 | Maxine Chen
The Meat Hook: Satiating Asia’s Demand for Beef
Environmentalists are watching Asia’s rocketing demand for beef because any shifts in Asian appetites could make a world of difference to the planet’s environmental health.
2018/12/10 | Jules Quartly
Death by Drowning in Plastic on Taiwan's Beaches
About 91% of the debris washing up on Taiwan’s beaches is plastic, which is not only unsightly, but also kills marine creatures and seeps into our food and water supplies
2018/10/12 | Nate Maynard
Face Your Fear: Here's What a 1.5 C Warmer World Really Looks Like
In the best case scenario we will lose corals and the Arctic even if we transition at an abrupt and societally transformative pace.
OPINION: Time for Taiwan to Get Serious About Reusing Its Food Waste
Taiwan should embrace technology that will convert food waste to energy and fuel the circular economy, writes Tim Heberlein, founder of TS Edgewater Consultants.
2016/12/02 | Li You
China Drafts New Wind Power Plan
The government hopes to invest 700 billion yuan in renewable energy by 2020.
2017/01/25 | Shi Yi
Chinese Demand for Bloodwood Cuts Into Congo’s Ecosystem
Corruption and lack of oversight allow illegally logged timber to be traded from Africa’s heartland to the coast of China.
2017/07/14 | Kayla Walsh
Dolphins are Struggling to Survive in Myanmar
Conservationists hope that ecotourism might be the answer to protecting traditional fisheries and the dolphins they partner with.