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2018/04/19 | Policy Forum

OPINION: Vietnam Grossly Mismanages Its Water Resources

With a growing population, increasing pollution, extreme weather events and ineffective government, Vietnam is due to face a watery calamity.

2018/04/22 | Nate Maynard

5 Tips to Help Save the Planet on Earth Day and Every Day

There is no easy fix for global warming, but there are everyday ways you can make a difference.

2018/05/02 | Mongabay

INDONESIA: Report Exposes Multinational Brands' Exposure to Palm Oil Abuses

Lembaga Tabung Haji supplies major refiners and users of palm oil such as Wilmar, ADM, Nestlé and Unilever, some of which have promised to stop sourcing palm oil linked to environmental destruction.

2018/05/03 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Why Is Rain-Soaked Taiwan Running Out of Water?

Desalination plants are being planned in a country that gets more than 160 rainy days per year.

2018/05/04 | The Conversation

Crops in Central China's Rice Belt Soaked in Toxic Mercury

Fish is often seen as the main source of mercury in food, but the brain damaging pollutant can be absorbed just as easily through rice.

2018/05/09 | Diálogo Chino

China's 'Green Finance' Bonds Outperform Old-Fashioned Counterparts

China is successfully experimenting with instruments to encourage the financial sector to support sustainability.

2018/05/11 | Nate Maynard

China’s Waste Import Ban: An Opportunity for Real Recycling

China's move to reject the world's waste is an opportunity to think seriously about the true costs of recycling.

2018/05/14 | The Conversation

4 Questions About Air Pollution and Your Health

Air pollution knows no boundaries and is a leading cause of early death worldwide.

2018/05/14 | Mongabay

China Mysteriously Moves to Protect Coastal Regions

The Chinese government announced a sweeping package of reforms aimed at ending a great deal of coastal land reclamation, much to the surprise of naturalists.

2018/05/18 | Mongabay

The Dark Truth About China's Ivory 'Ban'

Ivory is being pushed onto the black market and is freely available to China's growing middle class.

2018/05/21 | Nick Aspinwall

Stabbed Indonesian Fisherman Thrown Overboard Taiwanese Ship Remains Missing

The incident highlights problems aboard Taiwan's distant water fishing vessels, which NGOs say operate in an unregulated, lawless environment.

2018/05/28 | Nick Aspinwall

Taiwan Seafood Trader FCF Faces Financial Pressure on Links to Rights Abuses

The market could force reluctant Taiwanese seafood traders to address concerns over complicity in human rights abuses.

2018/05/29 | Nick Aspinwall

How Taiwan’s Seafood Sector Can Steer Toward Ethical Labor Standards

Simple measures can make a world of difference to the lives of thousands of workers aboard Taiwan's deep-sea fishing fleet.

2018/05/30 | Mongabay

Southeast Asia's Road Building Spree Splinters Ecosystems

Weaknesses in mapping roads in these areas leads to blank spots where illegal deforestation can occur.

2018/06/06 | The Third Pole

BOOK REVIEW: 'Happy Dreams' a China Trashpicker's Gem

The book is not just a literary tour de force, but also an intimate insight into the hopes and despair of migrant workers in China.

2018/06/07 | Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya

The Timor-Leste Tree: How East Timor Nearly Lost Its Illustrious Sandalwood

The fate of the sandalwood tree is inextricably linked to East Timor's turbulent history.