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2017/07/27 | Yuan-Ming Chiao

Why China’s Attempts to Curb Air Pollution are Facing Resistance

According to a report by Caixin earlier this month, 33 incidents of industry obstructions occurred in more than half the localities under inspection since April.

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?

2017/07/26 | Shreya Dasgupta

Endangered Green Peafowl on Last Legs in China amid Illegal Mining

Greenpeace East Asia says its has found evidence of illegal mining within the core zone of the Konglong River Nature Reserve in Shuangbai County of Yunnan Province, a key habitat of the endangered green peafowl.

2017/07/22 | John C. Cannon

Asia's Rhino Horn Trade is Thriving

The Elephant Action League sent undercover investigators into Vietnam, China and several other Asian countries to understand the intricate network involved in getting rhino horn from African countries into the hands of Chinese consumers.

2017/07/19 | Saigoneer

Q&A: How Saigon and the Mekong Delta Can Confront Climate Change

'Vietnam could raise more awareness about climate change and risks. There is little awareness among local people and farmers. In a way it's similar to the Netherlands: people are not very interested, it's still a very abstract discourse.'

2017/07/18 | Shannon Lin

PHOTO STORY: Sustainable Grain Cropping and 'Adopting' a Paddy Field on Taiwan's Northeast Coast

A new venture between local farmers and an agricultural company are letting people experience the life of a rice farmer in Yilan county.

2017/07/15 | Wei Zhou

Why Aren’t China’s Beloved ‘Minsu’ Making Money?

Despite benefitting stressed city dwellers and cash-strapped rural communities, the country’s budget inns have trouble staying afloat.

2017/07/14 | Kayla Walsh

Dolphins are Struggling to Survive in Myanmar

Conservationists hope that ecotourism might be the answer to protecting traditional fisheries and the dolphins they partner with.

2017/07/13 | The Third Pole

The Loss of Glaciers in China has been Overestimated

Chinese scientists, with new data from satellites, have found that glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau are melting slower than expected.

2017/07/12 | Colum Murphy

The Story of China’s Forgotten Frontier

Sixth Tone takes a five-week, more than 5,000-kilometer road trip through the nation’s heartland.

2017/07/09 | Henrik Selin.

Trump’s Exit of Paris Climate Accord Strengthens China and Europe

On global climate change cooperation and a growing number of other foreign policy issues, American exceptionalism now increasingly means that the United States stands largely alone in the world.

2017/07/07 | Shreya Dasgupta

Dried Lizard Penis: Sold Worldwide via Amazon, Alibaba, eBay as a ‘Magical’ Plant Root

Lizard penises are being passed off as a good-luck charm to unwitting customers looking to buy a rare Indian plant root called “Hatha Jodi”.

2017/07/06 | Philip Nyhus, Yue Yu, Jiaqi Wu

Spots and Stripes: Will a Dragon Save a Tiger?

Just as China is surprising the world by the speed of its economic and energy transformations, there is hope that the country will surprise the world with a more robust commitment to conservation as well.

2017/07/05 | Peter J. Li.

China, Ivory, and the Global Wildlife Trade

'I believe the Chinese authorities can, should and will do more to support wildlife conservation. China’s increasing affluence improved awareness, and accelerating urbanization is helping to create not only the material and philosophical conditions necessary for major policy changes.'

2017/07/05 | Rachel Fritts

Road to Oblivion: How a Highway Threatens Tigers in India

A proposal to upgrade a road into a highway in Corbett National Park has conservationists deeply worried for the region’s 300 Bengal tigers.

2017/07/02 | Francesco Nardelli

How to Save the Javan Rhinoceros

Critical gaps in knowledge must be filled before time runs out for the Javan rhino. The views expressed are those of the author.