Eco & Green Syndicate content

May 13, 2015

According to a 2012 Malaysian Meteorological Department paper, global warming will result in increased precipitation and flooding in Malaysia and other parts of Asia. Homeowners, developers and governmental bodies need to take steps to reduce or eliminate the damage caused by flooding.

Depending on where the...

May 06, 2015

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has identified over 4,000 companies posing critical environmental risks and released new regulations to tackle potential emergencies, National Business Daily reported.

Those companies mainly operate in the fields of petroleum processing, coking, chemical...

May 01, 2015

China, Japan and the Republic of Korea have adopted an action plan on environmental cooperation for the 2015-2019 period.

Chinese Minister of Environmental Protection Chen Jining and his counterparts from Japan and the Republic of Korea, Yoshio Mochizuki and Yoon Seong-kyu, endorsed the plan during a two-day...

Apr 22, 2015

April 21, 2015 — On April 20, The Asia Foundation and Mongolia’s Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide mutual support and actively cooperate in the areas of sustainable natural resource management, capacity strengthening of civil society organizations...

Apr 20, 2015

Investment in water infrastructure is critical to the region's socioeconomic development.

Asia is the world’s most dynamic region with the fastest economic growth. Yet more than 75% of countries in the region face serious water shortages, which if left unmanaged pose a real threat to continued growth and...

Apr 15, 2015

The environmental advantages of solar energy are clear. In spite of this, and the phenomenal growth of the photovoltaic panel industry, the practicality of solar panels is still being debated, citing the expense of installation.

Despite the high costs of installation, solar panels are still an optimal choice...

Apr 07, 2015

The high cost of building such energy-efficient homes has deterred many property builders and individual home owners in the past, making “net-zero” building a niche market, but that seems to be changing.

“Net-zero homes are going mainstream,” writes Kris Hudson in a Wall Street Journal article, Builders’ New...

Apr 03, 2015

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are playing an increasingly important role in China's battle against pollution.

During the latest air pollution inspections in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei Province and surrounding areas, law enforcement officials of the Ministry of Environmental Protection deployed UAVs to check...

Mar 30, 2015

Commercial logging will be forbidden in key state forests in northeast China on April 1, said China's forestry watchdog Thursday.

The State Forestry Administration (SFA) said commercial logging would be banned in state forests in Inner Mongolia and Jilin to assist in the recovery of China's wood resources....

Mar 20, 2015

Eco-friendly home modifications are good for the environment, but that's not the only reason they're worth investing in. Here's a look at how having eco-friendly features in your home can make your life more comfortable and save you money.

Eco-friendly modifications often bring to mind the issue of elevated...

Mar 11, 2015

HA NOI (VNS) — People will be able to send authorities information about forest safety with their mobile devices in six provinces, under a project launched yesterday in Ha Noi.

The data-gathering software allows organisations to collect field data, including GPS location tags and images, from the public's...

Mar 04, 2015

With an abundance of land and the determination to lead the way towards a sustainable future, Malaysia is poised to become the hub of green-building growth in Asia with developments like Iskandar Malaysia underway.

Iskandar Malaysia's potential

Iskandar Malaysia, located on the southernmost tip of...

Feb 26, 2015

Bamboo is highly regarded as a reliable, renewable and versatile building material in many tropical regions. The plant is one of the world's oldest natural building materials and serves as an important resource for sustainable building in today's eco-conscious world.

Feb 10, 2015

New-energy vehicles are popular with young, middle class people but the charging issue has become a pervasive problem

Li Yongning is a regular visitor to the Huamao Centre, a busy business cluster in the Chaoyang district of Beijing that houses famous designer outlets, high-end jewellery shops, and fine...

Feb 02, 2015

China will step up reforms and innovation to speed up agricultural modernization in 2015, according to a key policy document released by the Party and government on Sunday.

As the Chinese economy, under the "new normal," shifts from high-speed to medium-to-high-speed growth, it has become a key issue to...

Jan 27, 2015

HA NOI (VNS) — A new web tool that calculates Viet Nam's energy supply and demand and how they interact with the country's greenhouse gas emissions until 2050 officially debuted yesterday in Ha Noi.
Modeled on the UK's 2050 Calculator, the Viet Nam 2050 Pathways Calculator was built in nine months by a group...

Jan 21, 2015

The Toshiba facility in Yokosuka, a port town on Tokyo Bay south of Yokohama, looks like a lot of other Japanese factories from the outside: quiet with neatly kept grounds, its low-rise whitewashed buildings built for utility rather than beauty. All-in-all pretty nondescript. But here, appearances definitely are...

Jan 18, 2015

In addition to reducing fuel cost and carbon emissions, the electric bus can also be used as an emergency power source in times of disaster.

At our Fuchu facility, new electric buses use Toshiba’s SCiB™ secondary battery that is capable of quick recharging, comparable to the same time required for...

Jan 16, 2015

The iconic primates roaming tropical forests in Africa and Asia are facing grave threats occasioned by human encroachment into their habitats, diseases and climatic shocks.

Doug Cress, program coordinator of the UNEP-hosted Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), said on Thursday the survival of gorillas,...

Jan 06, 2015

Deutsche Post DHL, one of the world's three largest courier companies, tells you how the logistics industry will look like tomorrow.

In an era where 3D printing and the Internet of things are going to completely rewrite the supply chain in future manufacturing, and where mobile commerce is replacing brick-...