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2019/10/31 | Global Voices

Taipei Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by 8,000 Vietnam Marine Disaster Victims

Human rights and environmental lawyers slammed the Taiwanese court for disregarding Vietnam's human rights situation for the 2016 marine disaster case.

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.

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.

2019/10/14 | Global Voices

Japanese Students Urge Government to Halt Overseas Fossil Fuel Investment

Young climate activists in Japan are joining the global climate strike to urge their government to end coal funding and related technology exports to other countries.

2019/10/09 | The Pangolin Reports

Philippine Wildlife Protection Law Fails to Curb Pangolin Trafficking

In the Philippines, the penalties for pangolin trafficking are not severe enough to deter poachers from making profits.

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.

2019/09/29 | Darice D. Chang

End Species Exploitation: Taipei Joins the Third Annual Animal Rights March

Vegan activists in Taipei participate in the third annual Animal Rights March, raising awareness of animal cruelty in Taiwan.

2019/09/27 | New Bloom

Taipei Protesters Join the Global Climate Strike With Performance Art

Protesters in Taipei joined the Fridays for Future climate strike today despite heavy rain.

2019/09/25 | The Pangolin Reports

How Did Two Women Attempt to Smuggle Pangolin Scales via Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, smuggling pangolin scales is a crime punishable with a fine of up to HK$10 million, or roughly US$1.3 million, and up to 10 years in prison.

2019/09/25 | The Pangolin Reports

Indonesia's Pangolin Trafficking Network Resembles Sophisticated Drug Trade

Indonesia's pangolin trafficking network is incredibly sophisticated and some of the transactions have been linked to convicted drug lord Togiman.

2019/09/25 | The Pangolin Reports

China's Medicinal Demands Drive Pangolins to Commercial Extinction

China’s pangolin population has dropped over 90 percent from the 1960s to 2004 due to massive poaching for its meat as a delicacy and its scales for medicinal use.

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.

2019/09/05 | Taiwan Scene

Taiwan to Host Its First Eco-Friendly Lantern Festival in October

Fall for Taiwan this autumn with the eco-friendly sky lantern festival hosted by MyTaiwanTour.

2019/09/03 | Jasmine Su

How Did Taiwan Become an Environmentally Conscious Society?

How did Taiwanese become so receptive of plastic-reduction policies? It might have to do with Taiwan's education, colonial history, culture, and even religious influence.

2019/08/29 | Mongabay

OPINION: Brazil's Sovereignty Depends on a Healthy Amazon

A healthy and productive Amazon actually underpins Brazil’s sovereignty by strengthening food, water, and energy security, while supporting good relations with its neighbors.

2019/08/09 | Mongabay

The Hottest Summer on Record Threatens Stability of Life

World Meteorological Organization recorded the hottest June and July ever.

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.

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.