Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 15 The New York Times on recent abortion bans: All eyes...

Taiwan EPA sets timeline for ban on plastic straws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's government is planning on banning the use of single-use plastic drinking straws in different stages, the first of which will be with the food and beverage industry...

Petition calls for fee on plastic straws to save environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An online petition has been placed on the to require vendors to charge a fee to customers for each plastic straw they buy in an effort to cut down on the vast quantity of straw...

Investigation: Lanyu chosen as temporary nuclear waste storage site

A fact-finding team has found that the massive nuclear waste stored on Orchid Island (Lanyu) was intended to be kept there temporarily before the ultimate disposal of ocean dumping could be carried ou...

Taiwan to collect ocean dumping fees from July

The government is to begin collecting fees from July for the disposal of dredged material into the sea, in an effort to protect Taiwan's marine environment. Beginning July 1, anyone who dum...