Eco & Green Syndicate content

Aug 16, 2014

A spate of transportation and industrial mishaps in Taiwan this year has demonstrated the prime importance of corporate governance. Winners of CommonWealth's Citizenship Awards showed how to do it the right way.

First, it was Advanced Semiconductor Engineering embroiled in a wastewater dumping scandal. Then...

Aug 06, 2014

Korea uses a lot of plastic—around 5 million tonnes per year. With Korea’s small size and dense population the disposal of this plastic creates huge logistical issues; there is no space to sweep things under the rug. Yet Korea’s recycling system has gained widespread attention, being featured on the BBC and praised...

Jul 30, 2014

Indonesia has double the deforestation rate in Brazil and has become the largest destroyer of forests housing some of the world’s most endangered species according to a report recently published in the Nature Climate Change magazine.

The report revealed that the Indonesian archipelago lost almost twice the...

Jul 26, 2014

Ngari Prefecture in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region plans to have a 2,500-square-km plateau formally recognized for its unobstructed view of the night sky.

Ngari's tourist bureau told Xinhua on Thursday that it has applied to join the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), a global organization...

Jul 13, 2014

Subsidies totaling NT$14.31 million (US$478,660) were awarded to 21 design projects July 7 as part of preparations for Taipei City’s 2016 World Design Capital designation, according to the local government’s Department of Culture.

Spanning citizen involvement in the design process, community participation...

Jul 06, 2014

Fifteen hundred meters up the slopes of Mount Puntang in Bandung, West Java, , a 15-year-old male owa jawa (Javan gibbon) leads his family into the wild after years of rehabilitation.

came out of the cage as soon as the door was opened from afar, leaping around from one tree to another checking the...

Jun 25, 2014

PHUKET, 23 June 2014 (NNT) – Three cities in Thailand received awards for excellence in environmentally sustainability, with Chiang Rai Municipality receiving this year's overall ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award for its notable ability to dispose of waste and for green area management.

Jun 18, 2014

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is ramping up its efforts to transform into one of the most environmentally friendly university campuses in the world.

Under the newly launched EcoCampus initiative, NTU aims to achieve a bold 35 per cent reduction in its energy and water usage, carbon footprint and...

Jun 16, 2014

11 June 2014, Rome – Countries took a major step forward in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing today as they endorsed a set of international guidelines that will hold states more accountable for the activities of fishing vessels flying their flags.

The FAO Voluntary...

Jun 11, 2014

A2ELP participants visit school children in Sabah who are using technology to develop creative strategies to protect the environment.

Kuala Lumpur, June 10, 2014 — On May 30-June 5, The Asia Foundation and Australia-Malaysia Institute (AMI) hosted the 2014 cohort of the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders...

Jun 06, 2014

The first harvest of salt-tolerant rice variety in Taytay, in the Philippine island of Palawan, may pave the way for local farmers to reclaim lands lost to saltwater intrusion and protect the livelihood of coastal communities.

The municipality of Taytay, in the Philippine island of Palawan, is known as the...

May 31, 2014

Last month, China passed sweeping revisions to its Environmental Protection Law that aim to take a tough stance against industrial polluters, imposing much stiffer fines and even allowing violators to be detained. It also permits civil society organizations to initiate public interest lawsuits on behalf of citizens...

May 30, 2014

Indonesia will begin construction next month of its long-delayed $1.6-billion Sarulla project, the world’s biggest geothermal power plant, the country’s chief economic minister said on May 28.

Southeast Asia’s largest economy, home to the world’s largest geothermal resources, is racing to meet power demand...

May 27, 2014

Qiuhong Valley Landscape Park in Taichung City claimed gold at the International Real Estate Federation FIABCI’s Prix d’Excellence May 21 in Luxembourg.

The urban project trumped over 60 strong contenders worldwide in the category of public infrastructure and amenities. This is the central Taiwan city’s...

May 21, 2014

Rome – More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today.

According to the latest edition of FAO’s The State of World Fisheries and...

May 15, 2014

The Philippines largest solar power plant is set to commence commercial operations on May 15. It is San Carlos Solar Energy Inc’s (SaCaSol) 22-megawatt solar power plant in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

“We’ve been eagerly awaiting the grand opening of this project, as it will benefit the grid greatly...

May 02, 2014

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has won the Green Mark Champion Award from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) for environmental sustainability.

May 02, 2014

THUA THIEN HUE (VNS)— Hundreds of local households near the Ru Cha mangrove forest in central Thua Thien Hue Province's Huong Phong Commune have benefited since 2012 from a two-year project to plant about 23,000 mangrove trees.

Ru Cha is a mangrove forest located along the Tam Giang lagoon in the province's...

Apr 26, 2014

Summit commits to concrete actions to turn around ocean health and secure food security for millions of people

25 April 2014, The Hague – A summit that brought together more than 600 ocean stakeholders – including 80 ministers from across the world, ocean science experts, business leaders, philanthropists...

Apr 12, 2014

In future, when your mobile or tablet runs out of battery, you could just recharge it by putting it out in the sun.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have developed a next-generation solar cell material which can also emit light, in addition to converting light to electricity.

This...