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Veggie burgers are still burgers, EU lawmakers rule

BRUSSELS (AP) — Plant-based products that do not contain meat can continue to be labeled “sausages” or “burgers,” European lawmakers said Friday, when they rejected a proposal back by the meat industr...

Russia: Toxic algae blamed for death of marine life

The mass death of sea creatures off the coast of Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka region was caused by a bloom of toxic algae, the country's top environmental official said Friday. The response...

Plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific provokes furious reaction

Environmental groups have reacted furiously to reports that the Japanese government is set to approve plans to dump more than 1 million tons of highly radioactive water stored at the Fukushima nuclear...

Taiwan all at sea on illegal fishing practices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Fisheries Agency intends to overturn a U.S. decision that censures the nation’s fishing fleets by proving that it does in fact comply with International...

Greenpeace says little progress in addressing Taiwan plastic crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan released its latest evaluation on retailers and convenience store chains in Taiwan concerning their efforts to reduce single-use plastic waste, stating t...

Taiwan's mock meat market expands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Coffee and convenience store chains are looking to tap into Taiwan’s faux meat market, which they believe has tremendous potential in a country with a NT$60 billion ...

US classifies fish caught by Taiwan boats as products of forced labor

Fish caught by vessels bearing the Taiwan flag have been classified as products of forced labor, based on the conditions under which the crews work, according to an annual report released Wednesday by...

Climate marchers demand action in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A coalition of non-profits, youth, and concerned citizens braved the deluge in Taipei Sunday afternoon (Sept. 27) to march for climate action. The demonstration, which ...

Xi’s carbon-neutral pledge doesn't stand up to scrutiny

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Chinese dictator Xi Jinping (習近平) was given a platform at the UN General Assembly last week to whitewash his regime's culpability for the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic...

It's time for 7-Eleven to take the plastic crisis seriously: Greenpeace Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan is petitioning 7-Eleven to pare back its reliance on single-use plastic, as the country's leading convenience store chain runs its empire by producin...

A big chunk of Greenland’s ice cap has broken off

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A big chunk of Greenland’s ice cap, estimated to be some 110 square kilometers (42.3 square miles), has broken off in the far north east Arctic which scientists say is evide...

Greenpeace occupies Swedish oil refinery over expansion plans

Swedish police said Sunday they'd arrested six Greenpeace women activists who'd trespassed into the Brofjorden oil port and refinery to protest the planned expansion of the facility by its ope...

Taipei’s Climate Artivism inspired by Greta Thunberg

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Climate Artivism, hosted by Greenpeace, will on Saturday morning (Sept. 12) use art as a medium for taking action to combat climate change. Taking place from 7 a.m. to ...

Oil companies want Kenya to loosen strict stance on plastics

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The oil industry has asked the United States to pressure Kenya to change its world-leading stance against the plastic waste that litters Africa, according to environmentalists wh...

14 dolphins die in Mauritius near Japanese ship's oil spill

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least 14 dead dolphins have washed up on the coast of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, where a Japanese ship ran aground last month and spilled more than 1,000 tons of fuel...