Eco & Green Syndicate content

May 22, 2016

Quick ID of species allows officers' rapid response and arrest of violators

May 2016—An app developed with support from USAID is making wildlife protection officers more effective in their efforts to combat wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia.

“Before using the WildScan application, we identified...

May 20, 2016

Selangor, Malaysia - Commonly available eco-friendly plants and materials can be used to trap rice-crop-invading snails in place of chemicals, according to new research in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science.

May 11, 2016

HCM CITY – The UN Deputy Secretary General has offered assistance to Việt Nam in coping with the ongoing drought and saline intrusion, which has affected two million people in the southern and south-central region.

Jan Eliasson, who recently completed a fact-finding trip to Mekong Delta’s BếnTre Province,...

May 06, 2016

Forests provide habitat for seafood, livelihoods for residents

Mangrove trees serve as a buffer between land and sea in Cambodia, helping to prevent soil erosion and protect livelihoods. They are also vital to conserving the environment because they serve as a carbon “sink”—storing more carbon than they...

Apr 28, 2016

Penguins have been a great reference in our modern culture as the lovable mammal is used in monikers spreading across popular culture namely when naming suits or a certain comic book character of the same name. Somehow or rather, penguins have more often than not been conceived as mammals living among polar bears...

Apr 24, 2016

Mangroves are various large and extensive types of trees found in tropics and subtropics - mainly between latitudes 25° N and 25° S - on river banks and along coastlines. Lush mangrove forests can create awesome nature landscapes for coastal cities and make significant contributions that benefit the environment....

Apr 23, 2016

Resource optimisation — whether of power, water or waste — links the cutting-edge technologies that will be developed at the $60million Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory launched on 20 April. Engineers from both Sembcorp and NUS will focus on three areas: power generation, industrial wastewater treatment and water...

Apr 21, 2016

SINGAPORE - As the world prepares to recognize Earth Day, CropLife Asia took the opportunity to herald the contributions being made through plant science technology to sustainable agriculture in the region and around the globe.

"Earth Day is a time to take stock and recommit ourselves to practices that...

Apr 06, 2016

Applauded for Distinctive Contribution to Asian Economy with Green Practices

SINGAPORE, April 5, 2016 --(ASIA TODAY)-- Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific announced the winning of the Channel NewsAsia (CNA) Green Luminary Award 2016. The Award recognizes Fuji Xerox, among major companies in 40 Asian countries/region,...

Apr 04, 2016

Selangor, Malaysia - Palm oil wastes could provide an alternative, low cost and locally available source of bio-proteins for animal feed, according to a recent study published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (JTAS).

Feb 19, 2016

A farmer stands in his rice field in Mekong Delta Kien Giang Province's Nam Yen Commune. The field has been hit by the rice blast disease due to saltwater instrusion. Fighting against saltwater instrusion is one of tasks that Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc orders ministries to prioritise now. — VNA/VNS...

Feb 15, 2016

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA), a transit agency serving more than 450,000 residents in the cities of Palmdale, Lancaster and Northern Los Angeles County in California, announced Thursday it will become the nation's first 100 percent electric public transit fleet, following a new deal with Chinese...

Feb 01, 2016

The state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) recently announced a plan to invest more than US$12 billion for the development of renewable energy in the next 15 years, with the aim of expanding the country's total installed offshore wind power capacity to 180 megawatts and the total installed...

Jan 21, 2016

Across Asia and the Pacific, farmers every day wrestle with a huge challenge—how to meet the growing demand for food in the face of tightening land, water and environmental constraints.

Jan 11, 2016

Your dentist wouldn’t use a jackhammer to straighten your teeth, so by the same token, a building engineer should avoid a blunt instrument to achieve optimal energy management. Yet many of the BEMS used today fail to employ precision tools to maximise outcomes.

For example, how often do office staff complain...

Dec 25, 2015

Tsinghua has partnered with Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley in Beijing to launch the Tsinghua Berkeley Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change.

The announcement was made on 1st, Dec. in Paris. The center will focus on scientifically based...

Dec 24, 2015

22nd December 2015, Yangon, Myanmar - UNESCO and Panasonic Corporation signed a project agreement for Myanmar in November 2015 to promote educational support aimed at sustainable development for the next generation of young people living in the vicinity of the Ancient City of Bagan*1 in Myanmar, which is currently...

Dec 11, 2015

Switching from gas motors could dramatically reduce emissions

“We’ve received technical support with our business plan and financial statement. Without USAID support, we would not have access to this loan.”

December 2015—Quiet and clean, e-trikes are all the rage on the streets of...

Dec 04, 2015

Villagers plan land use, reduce deforestation by up to 50 percent

“The forest is the life we are attached with. In the past ... the trees and wildlife disappeared. Now, species are flourishing, and wildlife is coming back.”

Despite a lack of electricity or running water, nine communities in Papua New...

Nov 26, 2015

Selangor, Malaysia - A Malaysian rice variety gives higher yields with less fertilizer compared to two other varieties grown in Southeast Asia. This could be key to increasing food security in times of climate...

Nov 11, 2015

According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), two years on, young survivors’ of Typhoon Haiyan have come out resiliently of the disaster. Photo: Joey Reyna/UNICEF Philippines

8 November 2015 – On the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has commended the...

Nov 02, 2015

Homes, water system and infrastructure in Shishmaref, Alaska, are being destroyed by a rising tide caused by climate change, to the point where homes are being abandoned as they literally fall into the ocean. Photo: UNEP GRID Arendal/Lawrence Hislop

30 October 2015 – An unprecedented worldwide effort...

Oct 28, 2015

Propelled by increasing concerns of citizens worldwide about safety, eco-friendliness and cost-effective living, governments, urban planners and technological innovators have been stepping up to provide a solution in the last decade.

Oct 26, 2015

Tokyo, October 26, 2015 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) group companies will participate in a waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Singapore for the incineration of municipal solid waste (MSW) and the generation of electricity using heat energy from incineration. On October 26, the National Environment Agency...

Oct 23, 2015

Practical experience and expertise brings new decisionmakers to forefront

“I am no longer alone in believing women have as great a role to play as men in addressing climate change.”

October 2015—Women—an untapped yet central resource in addressing climate change—are stepping forward to be more...