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Taiwan’s semiconductor industry environmental impact

Economy vs. environment: Some Taiwanese consider cashing in their chips

Taiwan’s semiconductor industry provides it with economic and national security. But some locals are questioning whether the environmental burden is worth it.
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Taiwan’s semiconductor industry environmental impact

Economy vs. environment: Some Taiwanese consider cashing in their chips

Taiwan’s semiconductor industry provides it with economic and national security. But some locals are questioning whether the environmental burden is worth it.
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Vincent Rollet and Armin Ibitz: ‘Cough27’

Vincent Rollet and Armin Ibitz: ‘Cough27’

After a perceptible decrease in air pollution in Kaohsiung due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on economic activities, are we back to “normal”?

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Australian coal imports raise environmental concern

The Environmental Protection Administration yesterday demanded that the coal-fired Ho-Ping Power plant in Hualien County submit additional documents for further environmental review over its request to increase coal imports from Australia.

Asia in 2022: China’s reopening after Omicron, elections in the Philippines, inflation and climate change
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Asia in 2022: China’s reopening after Omicron, elections in the Philippines, inflation and climate change

What does 2022 hold in store for Asia? Seven commentators give their take on everything from the ongoing great power rivalry between the United States and China, to climate concerns, inflation worries and, inevitably, the pandemic.

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The computer chip industry has a dirty climate secret

The semiconductor industry has a problem. Demand is booming for silicon chips, which are embedded in everything from smartphones and televisions to wind turbines, but it comes at a big cost: a huge carbon footprint.

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Climate change may cost Taiwan dearly without action: Experts

Taiwan could see more extreme weather by the end of this century if no strong action is taken to mitigate the effects of global warming, experts said Tuesday in the wake of a major United Nations climate change report.

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