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Friday, January 10, 2014
Many countries in Europe face a worrying lack of crop-pollinating honeybees, a problem caused mainly by an EU policy shift in favor of biofuels, scientists warned on Wednesday.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
The western black-crested gibbon (黑冠長臂猿) is more endangered than the giant panda, even though it is the country's most populous gibbon. With a global population of between 1,100 and 1,400, it was listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation's Red List.
China's gibbons 'more endangered than pandas'
South Korea's largest ecological park will open on Jan. 2 to boost public awareness of the environment and biodiversity, officials said Wednesday.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
New Taipei launches pollution crackdown
To display the government's determination in safeguarding the environment, a special task forced led by New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) yesterday demolished a factory found guilty of polluting the Hongshuixian stream (紅水仙溪) in the Bali district of New Taipei City.
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Environmental Protection Administration Minister Stephen Shen (沈世宏) said yesterday that he supports a legislative proposal to raise fines for illegal wastewater disposal to a maximum of NT$5 million.
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The Taiwan Environmental Information Center (TEIA, 台灣環境資訊協會) said yesterday that there are five heavily-polluted areas on the western coast of Taiwan and some potential environmental pollution threats from future development projects on the eastern coast, according to recent TEIA research.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Yellowstone magma and risks far greater than once thought
The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 1/2 times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to a new study.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
An international crime organization involved in exporting hazardous industrial waste materials abroad has been dissolved by authorities, with the Tainan District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) ordering its ringleader to be taken into custody.
Navy expands sonar testing despite troubling signs
The U.S. Navy plans to increase sonar testing over the next five years, even as research it funded reveals worrying signs that the loud underwater noise could disturb whales and dolphins.
Monday, December 16, 2013
In Vietnam, Kerry takes on a new enemy
Along the winding muddy waters of the Mekong Delta where he once patrolled for communist insurgents on a naval gunboat, Secretary of State John Kerry turned his sights Sunday on a new enemy: climate change.
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