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2018/11/22 | Nate Maynard

Taiwanese Companies Commit to 100% Renewables, Despite a Dirty Grid

The first of what might eventually be a flood of Taiwanese companies have committed to sourcing 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.

2018/11/02 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

OPINION: Time for Taiwan to Get Serious About Reusing Its Food Waste

Taiwan should embrace technology that will convert food waste to energy and fuel the circular economy, writes Tim Heberlein, founder of TS Edgewater Consultants.

2018/11/02 | Mongabay

China Criticized for Legalizing Use of Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn in Medicine

The decision reverses a 25-year ban on using the products. Conservationists say it could provide cover for illegal activities and threaten endangered animals.

2018/11/02 | The Third Pole

PHOTO STORY: The Beauty of What Wildlife Remains

A reminder of why the 40% of wildlife that remains on Earth compared with the 1970s is worth fighting to preserve.

2018/10/29 | Mongabay

Indonesian Fishermen Go It Alone in Fight Against Dynamite Fishing

Indonesia's ban against blast fishing is not being enforced in some parts of Sulawesi island. Local fishermen are declaring their own marine protected areas.

2018/10/26 | Madeleine Work

OPINION: Taipei Should Have a Car Free Day

Taipei and Taiwan's other cities would benefit enormously from a few days break from the tyranny of the gas-guzzling automobile.

2018/10/24 | Mongabay

China's Ivory Ban Pushes Illegal Trade to Neighboring Countries, Study Shows

New research shows the ban has shut down the formerly legal ivory market. But the illegal ivory trade is still alive and kicking.

2018/10/23 | Mongabay

VIETNAM: Formosa Spill Blogger 'Mother Mushroom' Released From Prison

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was imprisoned last year after criticizing the government's lackluster response to the 2016 Formosa environmental disaster.

2018/10/12 | Nate Maynard

Face Your Fear: Here's What a 1.5 C Warmer World Really Looks Like

In the best case scenario we will lose corals and the Arctic even if we transition at an abrupt and societally transformative pace.

2018/10/06 | Diálogo Chino

Chinese Ecotourists Head to Colombia in Pursuit of Rare Cock-of-the-Rock

'We spent a lot of money and time to come here, including an 18-hour flight and many hours on the road. All this effort to get here, but it paid off the instant we saw the bird.'

2018/10/01 | Nate Maynard

ANALYSIS: The Difficult Truth About Sustainability and Bio-Plastics

The world is rushing towards embracing bio-plastics because they sound like a nice alternative to banned single-use plastics, but the truth is that in most cases bio-plastics are not biodegradable.

2018/09/28 | Mongabay

INDONESIA: Palm Oil Linked to Deforestation Remains on Store Shelves

Global consumer brands like Unilever, Nestlé and PepsiCo continue to buy palm oil from lawless brands which contribute to Indonesian deforestation.

2018/09/13 | Saigoneer

Hanging Out with Vietnam's Critically Endangered Primates

A new video gets some enthralling footage of Vietnam's 25 primate species, eight of which are critically endangered.

2018/09/05 | Lillygol Sedaghat

Not Always Evil: An Alternative View on Why We Use Plastic

Disposable plastics may be labeled an environmental villain, but in some cases remain the lesser of two evils.