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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.
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.