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2018/08/20 | Mongabay
CAMBODIA: Gold Mining Blamed for Mass Poisonings Despite Official Denials
Dangerous, lightly regulated gold mining may be the culprit in the poisoning of hundreds of Cambodians. Prime Minister Hun Sen has dismissed the allegations while handing out new mining contracts to international companies.
2018/08/06 | Mongabay
China's Belt and Road Might Endanger the World's Rarest Ape
A key Belt and Road hydropower dam project in Sumatra, Indonesia could threaten the rarest species of great ape in the world. Only about 800 Tapanuli orangutans remain, and they may be right in China's path.
2018/02/18 | Mongabay
Indonesian Police Catch Smugglers with 200 Kilos of Turtle Shells
The two Chinese nationals were busted with contraband worth over US$10,000.
2018/02/05 | Michael Tatarski
OPINION: The Constant Battle of Environmental Reporting in Vietnam
Vietnam suffers from heavily restricted access for journalists, cagey responses to questions, and zero interest from anyone involved in the government in talking to the press.
2017/11/13 | Tim Ferry
Energy in Taiwan: Uncertainty in Liquefied Natural Gas
A natural gas receiving terminal has been postponed due to the potential impact on a coral reef.
2017/10/21 | Diao Fanchao
Flaming Forests in Northeastern China
After a devastating forest fire, a man devotes 30 years to protecting the Greater Hinggan Mountains.
2016/07/25 | Bing-sheng Lee
Fake Tourist Spot in Taiwan Raises Environmental Awareness
A campaign featuring a non-existing scenic spot has been launched to address the increasingly serious trash problem on Orchid Island.
2016/04/06 | TNL 編輯
Taitung County Development Plan Ruled Illegal
The Taitung County government promoted the build-operate-transfer (BOT) project of Shanyuan Bay in 2004, permitting Miramar Resort Hotel Co to develop the beach area. After coming to five litigations, the people and the environmental groups finally stopped the construction in 2013. Moreover, Taitung government was proved illegal in four of them, with the most recent one announced on March 31.
2016/02/26 | TNL 編輯
Countries Banning Plastic Bags, What About Taiwan?
Each year, approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. While it takes only seconds for humans to produce millions of plastic bags, the decomposition of the petroleum-made product lasts for hundreds of years. Governments around world are acting more actively to cope with the persistent problem, but what about Taiwan?
2015/12/14 | Yuan
Three Million Disposable Cups Consumed Annually for Marathons in Taiwan
According to marathon regulations, the organizer should set up one water station at every five kilometers. This results in one runner consuming 10 to 15 disposable cups throughout the race. Two to three million cups are disposed among the over 100 marathons held in Taiwan each year.