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2018/03/15 | David Green

Taiwan under Pressure over Illegal Fishing, Human Rights as EU Takes Stock

A video spotlighting Taiwan's ongoing problems with illegal fishing and human rights abuses aboard its offshore vessels could not have come at a worse time.

2018/03/15 | Jennifer Hsieh

Taiwan's Anti-Noise Pollution Movement Struggles to Be Heard

Efforts to counter noise pollution suffer from subjectivity problems and have not attracted the same level of public support as efforts to counter PM2.5.

2018/03/16 | Mongabay

Plans to Protect Indonesia's Orangutans Must Involve Business, Local Government

As a 10-year program to protect the great apes in Indonesia comes to an end, the pressure is on to enact a workable conservation plan for the decade ahead.

2018/03/16 | Nate Maynard

5 Highlights from Mapping Taiwan's Circular Economy Projects

Circular economy is something of an abstract concept, so here are five real world examples of CE projects in Taiwan.

2018/03/19 | The Third Pole

What Can Fix the Disjointed Management of the Mekong River?

Decades of distrust between governments means that the world's 12th longest river has only the loosest management.

2018/03/20 | The China Policy Institute

China and Russia Make Strange Arctic Bedfellows

A tentative 'Polar Silk Road' seeks to help Russia and China reinforce each other's interests in the arctic.

2018/03/27 | AsiaGlobal Online

Air Conditioning Is Choking Tropical Asia

Access to cool air is a matter of class and wealth in cities like Manila.

2018/03/29 | The China Policy Institute

China Is Ensnared in an Energy Security Dilemma

China's faces hard ethical questions regarding its energy policies.

2018/04/02 | Mongabay

Green Paradox: Indonesia's Electricity Future Defined by Coal, Renewables

Indonesia put itself back on track to meet to meet renewable energy targets by promising to produce less energy in total.

2018/04/03 | Nick Aspinwall

Lost at Sea? Taiwanese Fishery Regulation Faces Continued Scrutiny

As Taiwan’s fishing industry awaits a critical EU decision, nonprofits and NGOs call for assistance for migrant workers and improvements in deep sea regulation.

2018/04/04 | New Mandala

Ancient Asian Cities May Hold the Key to Resisting Climate Change

While there is much talk of futuristic sci-fi solutions to climate change, there is no talk of the past.

2018/04/04 | Nick Aspinwall

Can Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau Reform the Timber Supply Chain?

New initiatives such as a proposed DNA database to identify illegally harvested wood show promise, but questions remain as to whether the government is doing enough at the point of sale.

2018/04/10 | Nate Maynard

TCI Becomes First Taiwanese Company to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy

A white label manufacturer is showing the way for Taiwan's companies to fall into line with a greening global supply chain.

2018/04/11 | Mongabay

Rohingya Refugees Gored by Elephants at Record Rates

Refugee camps in Bangladesh are edging up against wildlife habitats, leading to at least a dozen deaths.

2018/04/14 | Mongabay

INDONESIA: Coal Company Caught Dumping Tons of Mining Waste, Fined US$145,000

Residents of villages along the Santan River in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, have long complained they are suffering from pollution due to coal mining and burning in the area.