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2020/01/18 | Coco Dollanganger

Will Philippines Impose Plastic Ban in 2020?

Philippines is the world's third largest source of ocean plastics. How can it reduce plastic waste nationwide?

2019/10/18 | TNL Feature

Taipei American School to Compete in iGEM With Food Contaminant Detector

Taipei American School will participate in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition with a student invention that can detect agricultural contaminants in produce.

2019/10/28 | Xiaochen Su

Asian Media and Entertainment Reinforce a Backward Meat-Loving Culture

While the West is promoting to reduce meat consumption out of concerns over climate change, animal abuse, and personal health, Asia’s meat consumption is on the rise.

2018/10/12 | Nate Maynard

Face Your Fear: Here's What a 1.5 C Warmer World Really Looks Like

In the best case scenario we will lose corals and the Arctic even if we transition at an abrupt and societally transformative pace.

2019/09/25 | The Pangolin Reports

Taiwanese Researchers Collaborate With Locals In Pangolin Conservation

Criminal syndicates in Africa and Asia are working together — and competing — to meet the seemingly insatiable demand for pangolins in China and other markets. Here's a story of how poachers turned into conservationists in Taiwan.

2021/04/12 | TNL Staff

How Bad Is Taiwan’s Drought?

As of today, most reservoirs in central Taiwan are less than 20% full. The Techi Reservoir in Taichung, the largest among all, is less than 5% full.

2019/07/10 | New Bloom

Environmental Protests in Wuhan Stalled a Local Waste Incinerator Proposal

A large environmental protest broke out in China and put a controversial proposal on hold.

2019/07/15 | Mongabay

Indonesian Citizens Sue Government Over Severe Air Pollution

A group of citizens is suing the Indonesian government over the world's filthiest air quality.

2018/11/02 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

OPINION: Time for Taiwan to Get Serious About Reusing Its Food Waste

Taiwan should embrace technology that will convert food waste to energy and fuel the circular economy, writes Tim Heberlein, founder of TS Edgewater Consultants.

2019/11/29 | Mongabay

South Korea Exports Pollution By Funding Overseas Coal Plants

South Korea is the third biggest public investor in overseas coal plants, virtually exporting pollution to Southeast Asian countries and reaping the financial rewards from the investments.

2019/01/28 | The Interpreter

China's 'Dark Fishing Fleets' Cast a Black Shadow Over the South China Sea

The 'maritime militia' narrative is being overemphasized at the expense of very real problems, writes Zhang Hongzhou.

2019/10/09 | Taiwan Insight

Cultural Conflict Hinders Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtle Conservation

Cultural taboo and inadequate government policy make it incredibly difficult to conserve Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtles.

2019/07/16 | The Interpreter

India's Ongoing Water Crisis Impacts 600 Million People

Indian cities are forced to truck in drinking water, farms are failing, and the situation grows more desperate.

2020/03/11 | Will Peyton

China’s Water Ambitions May Leave Neighbors Dry

China's extensive dam projects are drying up rivers, often leaving neighboring countries in the dust with little to bargain.