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2018/07/27 | Green News Taiwan

Taiwan EPA Data Shows Strong Impact of Plastic Bag Ban

Taiwan's plastic bag ban introduced at the start of the year has reduced usage by an estimated 70 percent.

2018/07/27 | Mongabay

VIETNAM: World's Largest Cave Threatened by Cable Car Plans

Tourism at Vietnam's colossal and stunning Son Doong Cave, restricted for years, is set to boom once a cable car system is installed by developers.

2018/07/27 | Mongabay

Modernizing Malaysia: The Blessings and Stresses of an Infrastructure Explosion

Malaysia is undertaking a breakneck building spree that is lifting its economy while placing its environment and politics under pressure.

2018/07/30 | Chinadialogue

ANALYSIS: Belt, Road, and Grid? China's Risky Global Power Play

China is kick-starting an audacious plan for a global energy 'supergrid' as part of its Belt and Road portfolio.

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.

2018/08/01 | Mongabay

Modernizing Malaysia: Can Penang Island Handle Its Development Boom?

An October 2017 landslide that killed 11 construction workers was a warning shot that unrestrained development could put life on Penang in danger.

2018/08/06 | Mongabay

China's Belt and Road Might Endanger the World's Rarest Ape

A key Belt and Road hydropower dam project in Sumatra, Indonesia could threaten the rarest species of great ape in the world. Only about 800 Tapanuli orangutans remain, and they may be right in China's path.

2018/08/09 | The Conversation

Lombok's Earthquakes Explained

Lombok is particularly vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis.

2018/08/13 | Mongabay

Modernizing Malaysia: A Glistening River Revitalizes Kuala Lumpur

The River of Life, a project spearheaded by former Malaysia PM Najib Razak, has reinvigorated Kuala Lumpur's public spaces and improved the water quality of the Klang River.

2018/08/17 | The Third Pole

OPINION: Laos Dam Disaster Offers Chance to Reassess Renewables Plan

The decision to suspend hydropower projects offers Laos a chance to work with international partners and switch to less environmentally impactful renewables.

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.

2019/09/25 | The Pangolin Reports

China's Medicinal Demands Drive Pangolins to Commercial Extinction

China’s pangolin population has dropped over 90 percent from the 1960s to 2004 due to massive poaching for its meat as a delicacy and its scales for medicinal use.

2019/09/25 | The Pangolin Reports

How Did Two Women Attempt to Smuggle Pangolin Scales via Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, smuggling pangolin scales is a crime punishable with a fine of up to HK$10 million, or roughly US$1.3 million, and up to 10 years in prison.

2020/01/22 | Mongabay

Award-Winning Environmental Editor Arrested in Indonesia

Mongabay editor Philip Jacobson was detained in Indonesia on December 17, 2019 over an alleged issue with his business visa.

2020/01/28 | The Conversation

Blue Acceleration: Our Dash for Ocean Resources

The "Blue Acceleration" is consuming ocean resources faster than ever, destroying million of marine species that could help develop the antibiotics and medicines of tomorrow.

2020/04/22 | Sustainability Times

Earth Day at 50: What We Need to Do for the Next 50 Years

We've made progress as a planet in the past half century, but we have a lot more to do in the next 50 years.