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2017/12/28 | Yulin

'Facebook Live' Hosts Illegal Pet Market in Taiwan

One potential customer asked if they could raise an ostrich in their backyard.

2019/12/04 | 廣編企劃

Five Things You Should Know About “Motorbike Electrification” with the Advent of the New Motorbike Era

Taiwan, known as the “kingdom of motorbikes,” not only has a mature motorbike supply chain, but also is an important ICT industry export nation. However, the government resorted to “the coexistence and co-prosperity of gasoline & electric powered vehicles”. What are the blind spots of such a practice?

2017/12/26 | Li You

Nomadic Lifestyles Erode as Xinjiang Grows Warmer

Pastoralists' tradition of winter migration threatened by lack of snowfall and a resettlement policy.

2017/12/25 | Bhasker Tripathi,

Renewable Jobs Can Help Solve India's Rural Employment Woes

India's commitments to renewable energy development could help provide employment for the estimated 18 million Indians who will be jobless next year.

2017/12/22 | Nick Aspinwall

In South Taiwan, a Polluted Village Prepares for Relocation

Residents of Dalinpu know that leaving home is inevitable as pollution has spoilt their land, but they question the city government’s motivations and are calling for open discussion of their options.

2017/12/20 | Dinah Gardner

Is Bitcoin Killing the Planet?

Dreaming of Bitcoin hitting US$1 million? Then think twice about the energy implications and the future of your planet.

2017/12/18 | Bin-Min Sung

Taiwan's National Parks Face a Bumpy Road

Taiwan's National Park Act imitated the US system of conservation, but without the capacity to make it work.

2017/12/18 | Bill Laurance

Can Xi Control China's Overseas Resource Exploitation?

China’s ambitions will have some positive effects, and could even be economically transformative for certain nations, but other elements will benefit China while profoundly damaging our planet.

2017/12/18 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

Anti-Pollution Protesters Make Voices Heard in Taichung

Thousands took to the streets in front of a strong showing of Taiwanese politicians, but will it be enough to instigate meaningful policy change?

2017/12/18 | Daniel Hurst

'Negotiation by Exhaustion': Reflecting on the Kyoto Protocol

Two decades on from the landmark meeting in Japan, negotiators have yet to find a satisfactory method of enforcing climate commitments.

2017/12/16 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

The Politics of Pollution in Central Taiwan

As a rally looms, the Tsai administration is finally being forced to get serious about Taichung's pollution crisis.

2017/12/15 | David Green

Taiwan Protesters Gear Up to Kibosh Coal

Mass protests are set to bring Taiwan's air pollution issues into sharper focus.

2017/12/13 | Eryk Smith

OPINION: Time for Kaohsiung to Wage War against Pollution

Taiwan's southern city needs to change it's culture of helplessness.

2017/12/12 | David Green

Q&A: Are the DPP's Renewable Energy Efforts a Sham?

A passionate advocate for green energy voices his frustration with Taiwan's progress on developing its renewables sector.

2017/12/09 | Tommy Kevin Lee and Cecilia Tortajada

Singapore Is Trying to Innovate Itself Out of the World's Water Crisis

Cities are growing and thirsty for fresh water. Some of the most important efficiency efforts are those that address urban development in a more sustainable manner.

2017/12/07 | Nate Maynard

OPINION: The Devastating Human Costs of Taiwan’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The true or 'natural' cost of burning coal is off the charts, not least in terms of negative impacts on health and climate.

2017/12/06 | Jeffrey Warner

Asia Cement: Following Rules or Pit Mining Human Rights?

Asia Cement's permit to mine on indigenous land was renewed in double quick time, leading to mass protests and opening debate over how Taiwan's government allows big business to ride roughshod over civil rights.

2017/12/06 | Dinah Gardner

Could a Fukushima-style Nuclear Accident Happen in Taiwan?

The government's target date for phasing out nuclear by 2025 could not come soon enough.