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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.

2018/10/01 | 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.

2016/07/11 | The Japan Times

Protecting Pacific Bluefin Tuna

The Pacific bluefin tuna population has fallen to just 2.6% of its population before large-scale commercial fishing started.

2018/07/09 | Mongabay

The Crushing Carbon Cost of Palm Oil Plantations

New research has found that each hectare of rainforest used for oil palm production is responsible for even higher carbon emissions than originally believed.

2020/04/07 | Sustainability Times

Agave Can Be Used For Biofuel and Hand-Sanitizers, Researchers Say

Researchers from the University of Sydney argue that agave is a potential a sustainable source of biofuel and hand-sanitizers.

2017/03/17 | Robert Falkner

Book Review: Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions

In Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions, Benjamin J. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown and Scott V. Valentine provide an essential guide to the international debate on how to create a more sustainable energy system by probing into some of the key areas of contention. Dr. Robert Falkner highly recommends this volume as a tour de force that will be of utility to students, researchers and practitioners seeking to better understand global energy policy.

2017/07/18 | Shannon Lin

PHOTO STORY: Sustainable Grain Cropping and 'Adopting' a Paddy Field on Taiwan's Northeast Coast

A new venture between local farmers and an agricultural company are letting people experience the life of a rice farmer in Yilan county.

2017/10/01 | The Third Pole

Soaked China Sees ‘Sponge Cities’ as Flood Solution

Permeable surfaces and green infrastructure are essential to absorbing rainwater, but China needs strong environmental governance and investment for this initiative to succeed.

2017/10/31 |

Building a More Sustainable Belt and Road

China’s Belt and Road Initiative involves significant risk in investing in countries and projects that have failed to attract financing elsewhere. More multilateral financing can help ensure that these projects are environmentally sustainable rather than under-utilized white elephants.

2017/11/22 | Dinah Gardner

Don't Let Taiwan Draw the Short Straw on Sustainability

 Regulating single-use straws would put Taiwan on the map for having advanced environmental policy ahead of any other country in the region.

2018/07/17 | Eileen Nasert

OPINION: How to Reduce Hong Kong’s Plastic Waste in 5 Steps

All of Hong Kong's remaining landfills are expected to reach capacity before 2020. With waste exports to China off the table, sustainable action is needed – fast.