Eco & Green Syndicate content

Nov 30, 2016

HÀ NỘI — Each year, environmental pollution causes Việt Nam an economic loss of 5 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) and the figure is expected to rise, said Đinh Đức Trường, deputy head of the Economics and Environment Faculty under Việt Nam’s National Economics University.

Trường told an...

Nov 21, 2016

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is building an offshore system that will integrate multiple renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, tidal, diesel, and power-to-gas technologies.

Nov 18, 2016

Thongkang Village, Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Construction of the Nam Ngum hydropower plant started in 1968. Harnessing the power of the country’s largest watershed, the first hydropower plant in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic was producing 30 megawatts of electricity within four years.

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Oct 28, 2016

SINGAPORE, 27 October 2016 --(ASIA TODAY)-- The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) launched Thursday their joint report titled Renewable Energy Outlook for ASEAN: A REmap Analysis during the Singapore International Energy Week 2016. The joint report looks at ASEAN’s...

Oct 20, 2016

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a new Country Partnership Strategy with Indonesia for 2016-2019, setting out a program of support to foster a sustainable economic growth path that delivers benefits for all the country’s citizens and regions.

Oct 13, 2016

SINGAPORE --(ASIA TODAY)-- A record of 234 entries was received for this year’s Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA), representing a 34% surge from the previous year. Five years into its run, AEJA - which recognises and rewards outstanding environmental journalists who put Asia’s environmental issues at the...

Oct 10, 2016

Pile after pile of waste tires stacked in small mountains comprise a “Taiwanese landscape” that Enrestec is determined to eliminate. The company’s turning junk tires into new tires and toner cartridges has attracted global attention.

Oct 08, 2016

Hong Kong is home to a dazzling diversity of over 250 butterfly species, many of which can be found during a casual walk through urban parks in the city. Nonetheless, while urban areas are not often regarded as important habitats for them, what determines which butterfly species end up in different parks? In recent...

Oct 07, 2016

Farmers use weather forecasts to decide when and what to plant.

September 2016—Situated on the Philippines’ eastern coast, the Bicol region experiences typhoons, flash floods, strong winds, thunderstorms and droughts. Now occurring more frequently and with greater intensity, these hazards are seriously...

Sep 27, 2016

HONG KONG, CHINA – Developing Asia stands to gain far more than it will need to pay to shift to low-carbon growth, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.

Keeping global temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius, as agreed at the 2015 Paris climate summit, will require developing Asia to spend an...

Sep 10, 2016

Peking University, Sep. 9, 2016: On September 6th, an international collaborative study led by Peking University, Tsinghua University and McGill University was published in Nature Geoscience. The article revealed the complex impacts of international trade on aerosol pollution and its forcing on the global climate....

Sep 07, 2016

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Water security in Asia and Pacific has progressed overall in the past 5 years, but major challenges remain, including overexploited groundwater, demand from rising populations, and climate variability, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Aug 22, 2016

Global warming is expected to damage rice production in Korea as increasing areas of the country become suitable for tropical fruit farming.

The Rural Development Administration warned that Korea's rice output will fall to 408.7 kg per 1,000 sq.m in 2040, a 13.6-percent decline compared to 473 kg from 1990...

Aug 18, 2016

SINGAPORE - CropLife Asia announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Asian Apicultural Association (AAA) to support a research initiative to catalogue and study the bee species and populations in Asia. CropLife Asia Executive Director Dr. Siang Hee Tan and AAA President Dr....

Jul 15, 2016

Singapore, 15 July 2016 --(ASIA TODAY)-- The CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS) 2016, a global platform to develop environmental solutions for rapidly growing cities, concluded yesterday with over S$3.04 billion worth of projects announced and S$470 million worth of business deals discussed. The event also...

Jul 07, 2016

Tourist vessels in Hạ Long Bay in northern Quảng Ninh Province. More measures should be adopted to improve the environment of the bay, a conference heard recently. – VNA/VNS Photo Tiến Dũng

QUẢNG NINH — Local authorities, enterprises and communities in northern Quảng Ninh Province and Hải Phòng City...

Jun 19, 2016

More than 100 prestigious scholars, entrepreneurs and government officials from home and abroad were invited to Tsinghua University to conduct an in-depth discussion on promoting low carbon development from June 2nd to June 3rd.

Since 2014 the two leading world universities have jointly held the event.

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...