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2017/04/08 | Florentine Koppenborg

Will the Silent Comeback of Coal Threaten Japan’s Climate Goals?

Japan’s energy debate demonstrates that phasing out coal from the electricity mix and replacing it with renewable alternatives can be a political challenge.   

2017/04/05 | Rosemary Chen

Q&A: Taiwan 'Soil Doctors’ Startup and the Future of Organic Farming

Referring to themselves as ‘soil doctors,’ an interesting startup, TSBiotech, has big dreams for transforming the future of organic farming in Taiwan and beyond.

2017/04/02 | Shi Yi

What Should China Do with Its Stockpile of Soon-to-be-banned Ivory?

Experts argue that a government buyback is the most cost-effective solution.

2017/04/01 | Claire Salisbury

Paying for Healthcare With Trees: Win-win For Orangutans and Communities

Borneo’s exhilaratingly innovative ASRI program is 'saving the rainforest with a stethoscope,' using healthcare to decrease logging and increase organic farming.

2017/03/30 | Shreya Dasgupta

Survey of Previously Inaccessible Region of Myanmar Reveals Many Endangered Species

Recent surveys recorded 31 species of mammals in Karen state in southeast Myanmar, a region that has been excluded from previous scientific assessments due to military conflict.

2017/03/27 | Saigoneer

Coffee Production in Vietnam Faces Dark Future Under Climate Change

Rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns may cost Vietnam 50 percent of its current Robusta coffee production areas by 2050.

2017/03/25 | Karthik Madhavapeddi

Double-Edged Sword: Urbanization Brings Malnutrition and Obesity Problems to India

In India, distress migration to urban areas is creating food security problems and the urban poor is deprived of nutritious food.

2017/03/24 | Shi Yi

Hot Water in South China Sea Causes Mass Coral Bleaching

Strong El Niño effect increased summer water temperatures by up to 6 degrees.

2017/03/22 | Shreya Dasgupta

Saving Orphaned Baby Rhinos in India

The Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Assam State gives orphaned rhinos a second chance at life in the wild.

2017/03/20 | Matthew Fulco

Trouble for Taiwan’s Paradise

With casino gaming off the table, the economy of the idyllic offshore islands of Penghu is more dependent than ever on shaky seasonal tourism.

2017/03/19 | Cinema Escapist

INTERVIEW: Bridging China and the West Through Documentaries

Zhao Qi is a Chinese producer and director who has helped bring four documentaries to Sundance Film Festival —including 2015's "The Chinese Mayor."

2017/03/17 | Jules Quartly

Betrayal and Pain in Taiwan’s Indigenous Rights Battle

Taiwan’s indigenous people are on the cusp of winning hard-won land and rights, but not everyone is celebrating.

2017/03/17 | Liu Chang

What China’s Migrant Numbers Say About Labor Discrimination

Two sets of data paint divergent pictures of China’s on-the-move workers.

2017/03/17 | Robert Falkner

Book Review: Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions

In Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions, Benjamin J. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown and Scott V. Valentine provide an essential guide to the international debate on how to create a more sustainable energy system by probing into some of the key areas of contention. Dr. Robert Falkner highly recommends this volume as a tour de force that will be of utility to students, researchers and practitioners seeking to better understand global energy policy.