Written by Brian Hoie. Although the majority of media attention yesterday focused on demonstrations by over one thousand marriage equality advocates outside the Legislative Yuan, another demonstration involving over one thousand took place outside the Executive Yuan at the same time. This demonstration involved over one thousand members of the Taiwan Association for the Rights of Non-Aboriginal Residents in Mountain Indigenous Townshipsprotesting against the Council of Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to protect indigenous traditional territories.
Written by Simona A. Grano. Taiwan should pursue its plan to reduce greenhouse gases thereby killing two birds with one stone: lowering domestic pollution and attracting international benevolence and visibility by portraying itself as a capable, self-sacrificing and noble ecological crusader.
Written by Kai-Yuan Cheng, Po-Han Lee, Po-Chang Tseng, Yunhung Jordy Tu, Shun-Te Wang. In this context, the exclusion of the Taiwanese people – currently represented by the Republic of China – from the largest world health institutions (e.g. WHO, United Nations) is no longer justifiable. Nonetheless, the reanimated Cold-War dynamics between China and the US have marginalised the Taiwanese people’s needs and voices yet again.
Written by Jennifer Hsieh. In the past couple of years, PM2.5, or atmospheric particulate matter, has become a popular buzzword for environmental activism in Taiwan.
Written by Ming-Chien Su Taiwan is in the process of initiating a circular economy for waste management. The circular economy is an economic process which
Written by Ming-sho Ho. Social constructionism is a theory which ascertains how people perceive reality because it is through this process which we are able
Written by Tsung Hung Lee and Fen-Hauh Jan. Tourism can result in adverse environmental effects, particularly as greenhouse gas emissions are associated with travelling and
Written by Bin-Min Sung. The concept of national parks was established by the United States in the 19th century. Today, national parks around the world are
Written by Tzu-Ming Liu. The Tao/Yami ethnic group – who live in Lanyu (Orchid Island), an island located along the eastern coast of Taiwan – boast
Written by Chung-Ling Chen Sea used to be a symbol of danger and was considered a far-removed place for people in Taiwan. This is due