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2018/01/15 | Bonnie Waycott

Can the Bluefin Tuna Survive Their Popularity?

Japan's favorite fish may go the way of the woolly mammoth.

2018/01/22 | Deepa Basnet and Wu Ning

Birdwatching Goes Mainstream in China

Chinese tourists are increasingly attracted to the countryside, and locals — both human and avian — must adapt to cater to their needs.

2018/01/22 | Pallavi Arora

OPINION: No Easy Solution to the Fish Stock Problem

The balance between the livelihoods of the world's small-scale fishermen and depleting fish stocks requires an international consensus.

2018/01/26 | Mongabay

British Boatbuilders Still Using Illegal Burmese Teak

Hundreds of thousands of tons of illegal timber are exported from Myanmar illegally every year.

2018/01/30 | Hans Nicholas Jong

Asian Biofuel Plans to Trigger Devastating Deforestation

Palm oil production has remained largely flat over the last 20 years, which means the surge in demand will call for a massive expansion of existing palm plantations.

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.

2018/02/05 | Michael Tatarski

OPINION: The Constant Battle of Environmental Reporting in Vietnam

Vietnam suffers from heavily restricted access for journalists, cagey responses to questions, and zero interest from anyone involved in the government in talking to the press.

2018/02/07 | Morley J Weston

INFOGRAPHIC: Hualien's Tremorous Week

Earthquakes rarely occur in a vacuum, and Hualien's was no exception.

2018/02/08 | Nate Maynard

Tainan's Student 'Resource Wizards' Tap into the Circular Economy

One program at National Cheng Kung University is trying to push new concepts that go beyond recycling.

2018/02/09 | The Third Pole

Kazakhstan Trying to Wean Itself Off Chinese Water

Water efficiency may be the solution to Kazakhstan's dependence on rivers with headwaters in China.

2018/02/19 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

What Will It Take to Improve Taiwan's Air?

Taiwan's air pollution has already launched protests, but tackling its sources will involve some very tough choices.

2018/02/21 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Kaohsiung Fights to Reclaim Polluted Ground

Kaohsiung will struggle to get its oil-soaked soil back to baseline.

2018/02/27 | Mark Beeson

Coming to Terms with China's Climate Policy

The global economy and the global environment are increasingly affected by what China’s leaders do.

2018/03/02 | Nate Maynard

Crashing Dreams: The Problem with Sky Lanterns

If you're going to go set fire to lanterns and litter the countryside, at least use a lantern that has a sustainable design.

2018/03/08 | Damian Profeta

The South Atlantic is a Scrum of the World's Illegal Fishing Vessels

Political disunity means that waters off the coast of Argentina are a hotspot for vessels looking to catch illegal fish.

2018/03/09 | Shreya Dasgupta

New Maps Reveal the Extent of Global Industrial Fishing

By one measure, Taiwan was the second-largest fishing nation in the world, beaten only by China.