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2018/06/06 | The Third Pole
BOOK REVIEW: 'Happy Dreams' a China Trashpicker's Gem
The book is not just a literary tour de force, but also an intimate insight into the hopes and despair of migrant workers in China.
2018/05/30 | Mongabay
Southeast Asia's Road Building Spree Splinters Ecosystems
Weaknesses in mapping roads in these areas leads to blank spots where illegal deforestation can occur.
2018/05/29 | Nick Aspinwall
How Taiwan’s Seafood Sector Can Steer Toward Ethical Labor Standards
Simple measures can make a world of difference to the lives of thousands of workers aboard Taiwan's deep-sea fishing fleet.
2018/05/28 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan Seafood Trader FCF Faces Financial Pressure on Links to Rights Abuses
The market could force reluctant Taiwanese seafood traders to address concerns over complicity in human rights abuses.
2018/05/21 | Nick Aspinwall
Stabbed Indonesian Fisherman Thrown Overboard Taiwanese Ship Remains Missing
The incident highlights problems aboard Taiwan's distant water fishing vessels, which NGOs say operate in an unregulated, lawless environment.
2018/05/18 | Mongabay
The Dark Truth About China's Ivory 'Ban'
Ivory is being pushed onto the black market and is freely available to China's growing middle class.
2018/05/14 | Mongabay
China Mysteriously Moves to Protect Coastal Regions
The Chinese government announced a sweeping package of reforms aimed at ending a great deal of coastal land reclamation, much to the surprise of naturalists.
2018/05/14 | The Conversation
4 Questions About Air Pollution and Your Health
Air pollution knows no boundaries and is a leading cause of early death worldwide.
2018/05/11 | Nate Maynard
China’s Waste Import Ban: An Opportunity for Real Recycling
China's move to reject the world's waste is an opportunity to think seriously about the true costs of recycling.