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Taiwan’s straw ban: the first step to a cleaner future

By Charlotte Lee Taipei, June 20 ─ Plastic straws are particularly harmful to the environment because they are so flimsy that they cannot be recycled,...

Why improving air conditioning would be a game changer for global warming

By Charlotte Lee  Taiwan’s summers are notorious for its merciless humidity and sometimes unbearable heat. On any given day from June to August, it only...

Hansen, Ramanathan win Tang Prize in sustainable development

Taipei, June 18 (CNA) James Hansen and Veerabhadran Ramanathan, both from the United States, were named the winners of the third Tang Prize in...

Taiwan donates US$100,000 for Guatemala volcano disaster relief

Taipei, June 6 (CNA) Taiwan's government has donated US$100,000 to Guatemala, one of its diplomatic allies, to support disaster relief efforts after the Fuego...

Penghu releases 15 turtles into wild as part of conservation efforts

Taipei, May 14 (CNA) Penghu County government released 15 green turtles and hawksbill turtles back into the sea at a beach on the offshore...

The package crisis of online shopping solved by reusing?

People nowadays rely on online shopping to buy almost everything from all around the world without stepping out of the house. For protecting the...

Gets rid of waste, France stops the brands from throwing their “leftover clothes” away

In recent years France has devoted itself to cutting down on actions that produce food waste; one can already see the preliminary effects of...

Marine ecosystem of Taiping Island hosts 90 new species

Taipei, April 22 (CNA) A group of local marine biologists have discovered 90 new species in the water surrounding Taiping Island, the largest of...

Taitung resort development project fails environmental assessment

Taipei, (CNA) The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Tuesday rejected a proposed beach resort development project at Dulan Bay in Taitung County due to...

Hsinchu County looking to turn used diapers ‘into gold’

Taipei, (CNA) The northern county of Hsinchu, home to Taiwan's first science park, is working with industry and academia to make used diapers recyclable,...

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