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2018/05/09 | Diálogo Chino
China's 'Green Finance' Bonds Outperform Old-Fashioned Counterparts
China is successfully experimenting with instruments to encourage the financial sector to support sustainability.
2018/05/04 | The Conversation
Crops in Central China's Rice Belt Soaked in Toxic Mercury
Fish is often seen as the main source of mercury in food, but the brain damaging pollutant can be absorbed just as easily through rice.
Why Is Rain-Soaked Taiwan Running Out of Water?
Desalination plants are being planned in a country that gets more than 160 rainy days per year.
2018/05/02 | Mongabay
INDONESIA: Report Exposes Multinational Brands' Exposure to Palm Oil Abuses
Lembaga Tabung Haji supplies major refiners and users of palm oil such as Wilmar, ADM, Nestlé and Unilever, some of which have promised to stop sourcing palm oil linked to environmental destruction.
2018/04/22 | Nate Maynard
5 Tips to Help Save the Planet on Earth Day and Every Day
There is no easy fix for global warming, but there are everyday ways you can make a difference.
2018/04/19 | Policy Forum
OPINION: Vietnam Grossly Mismanages Its Water Resources
With a growing population, increasing pollution, extreme weather events and ineffective government, Vietnam is due to face a watery calamity.
2018/04/14 | Mongabay
INDONESIA: Coal Company Caught Dumping Tons of Mining Waste, Fined US$145,000
Residents of villages along the Santan River in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, have long complained they are suffering from pollution due to coal mining and burning in the area.
2018/04/11 | Mongabay
Rohingya Refugees Gored by Elephants at Record Rates
Refugee camps in Bangladesh are edging up against wildlife habitats, leading to at least a dozen deaths.
2018/04/10 | Nate Maynard
TCI Becomes First Taiwanese Company to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy
A white label manufacturer is showing the way for Taiwan's companies to fall into line with a greening global supply chain.