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2017/06/22 | Li You

Navigating the Muddy Waters of China’s Cadmium Rice Paddies

The government is spending millions on cleaning up polluted soil, but progress is slow in the country’s rice heartland.

2017/06/19 | Saigoneer

Child Labor to Surge in Vietnam Due to Climate Change: Experts

As climate change wreaks havoc on Vietnam, more children will be forced to work from an early age, experts say.

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?

2017/06/17 | Mongabay

Vaquita Porpoise Nears Extinction: International Fish Swim Bladder Trade to Blame

The hunt for totoaba and the trade of the fish’s highly valued swim bladders from Mexico through the U.S. to China is decimating a Critically Endangered porpoise called the vaquita.

2017/06/17 | Mike Gaworecki

New ‘Elfin Toad’ Discovered in Vietnam

A new species of Asian mountain toad belonging to the genus Ophryophryne has been discovered in the Truong Son or Annamite mountains of Vietnam, an area of high diversity for the group.

2017/06/14 | TNL 編輯

An Extremely Rare Cobra Lily Has Been Rediscovered in India

The plant, Arisaema translucens, had not been recorded since it was first collected from southern India in 1932.

2017/06/14 | Isabel Esterman

Ending Puntung's Suffering: One of Malaysia’s Last Rhinos Euthanized

Puntung, one of three Sumatran rhinos known to survive in Malaysia, was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

2017/06/14 | Amalinda Savirani

Jakarta Still Belongs to the Oligarchs

Persistent urban issues such as land, environment and spatial planning has both reflected and reproduced spatial inequality among social classes.

2017/06/13 | Nevin Thompson

Why Japanese Locals Rejoice About a Restart for Nuclear Power Plant

This is the second nuclear reactor to be restarted at Takahama, and brings up to five the number of reactors restarted across Japan after being shut down following the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear meltdown at Fukushima.

2017/06/09 | Maxine Chen

Lizard DNA has Surprising Lessons for India's Grasslands

Unexpected diversity of a family of lizards in India implies that tropical grasslands are not human-made ecosystems as often argued.

2017/06/08 | Li Zhiqing

As the U.S. Says ‘Non!’ to Paris, What Will China Do Next?

President Trump’s withdrawal from the landmark agreement gives China a chance to lead the fight against climate change — if it is ready to do so.

2017/06/06 | Glenn Scherer

Trump's Paris Climate Accord Rejection: Here's What the Scientists Say

Donald Trump has announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord; scientists from around the globe respond to this exclusive Mongabay commentary.

2017/06/06 | Patrick Schroeder

From Laggard to Leader: China's New Role in Fighting Climate Change

If China implements a national carbon tax system, this would be the most important climate policy decision taken by any government so far, and would put China into a clear global leadership position on climate change.

2017/06/05 | Beyonder Times

German Student Undertakes Food-Saving Initiatives in Taiwan

'Why throw away food which is still edible? Food waste is not just about food themselves, but also about the waste of water, earth, energy and labor resources that are required to produce the food,' said Stefan Simon.

2017/06/03 | Olivia Kember

Did Trump Actually Help the Climate Cause?

With this level of consensus, the biggest risk of a Trump withdrawal —  that it starts other countries down the same path — is unlikely to eventuate.

2017/06/01 | Shreya Dasgupta

Singapore’s Massive Role in Trading Shark Fins Exposed

According to trade records in 2012-2013, Singapore’s shark fin exports were worth US$40 million, closely following Hong Kong’s US$45 million.