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2019/02/21 | Mongabay

Chinese 'Queen of Ivory' Gets 15 Years in Jail for Trafficking Elephant Tusks

Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan to 15 years in prison for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 African elephants over several years.

2021/09/19 | Bryan Chou

Taipei Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Indigenous Peoples in Mining Rights Case

Taipei’s Supreme Administrative Court on Thursday revoked the economic ministry’s renewal in 2018 of Asia Cement Corporation’s mining permit in Hualien for another 20 years.

2016/12/13 | Stam Lee

PHOTO STORY: Mined-Out Cities, the True Cost of Coal in China

Chinese cities that were once rich from mining are now facing the gruesome aftermath from the depletion of their 'black gold.'

2019/01/26 | Nick Aspinwall

INTERVIEW: '10 Years Taiwan' Directors Dish on Taiwan's Future and Its Present

The News Lens caught up with '10 Years Taiwan' directors Lekal Sumi and Rina Tsou, who discussed what inspired them as directors and how Taiwan can avoid the film's dismal vision of the future.

2018/11/02 | Mongabay

China Criticized for Legalizing Use of Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn in Medicine

The decision reverses a 25-year ban on using the products. Conservationists say it could provide cover for illegal activities and threaten endangered animals.

2017/01/11 | Edward White

Are Apps in Asia Killing the Planet?

'Without key policy changes, the rapid growth of the internet in East Asia will likely be powered by coal and other dirty sources of electricity,' Greenpeace says.

2018/10/06 | Diálogo Chino

Chinese Ecotourists Head to Colombia in Pursuit of Rare Cock-of-the-Rock

'We spent a lot of money and time to come here, including an 18-hour flight and many hours on the road. All this effort to get here, but it paid off the instant we saw the bird.'

2018/12/05 | Mongabay

Vietnam Is Grappling With Stringent New Illegal Logging Regulations

A new agreement to prevent illegal logging is being held up against long-standing practices on the ground.

2018/09/13 | Saigoneer

Hanging Out with Vietnam's Critically Endangered Primates

A new video gets some enthralling footage of Vietnam's 25 primate species, eight of which are critically endangered.

2017/04/17 | FORTUNE

Japan Faces Dire Potato-Chip Crunch

Japan's potato harvest has fallen short, forcing chip makers to halt production.

2019/03/13 | Chinadialogue

China May Determine the Future of Myanmar's Fragile Rivers

Chinese companies are pushing to resume destructive dam projects, ignoring a key assessment and the objections of local people.

2019/12/03 | Mongabay

Indonesia Must Stop Its Coal Plant Building Spree By 2020 to Meet Climate Goals

Indonesia must stop building coal-fired power plants by next year if it’s to keep up its commitments to the Paris climate agreement, according to a new analysis.

2018/11/22 | The Conversation

OPINION: Blockchain Offers Chinese Consumers Food Safety Solace

Blockchain can help food manufacturers prevent against fraud and help those with a mind ensure that producers receive fair pay for their toil.

2021/03/18 | Bryan Chou

Reactivating Controversial Nuclear Site Not an Option: Tsai

The controversy over Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant resurfaced due to a construction plan for a liquified natural gas terminal.

2016/12/08 | Mangroves for the Future (MFF)

PHOTO STORY: The Lifeblood of Coastal Conservation in Asia

Climate change, industrial fishing and pollution pose constant and increasing threats to coastal and marine ecosystems. These communities are fighting back.