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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.