Eco & Green Syndicate content

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-...

Dec 26, 2014

Greenhouse gas emissions by the world’s top 500 companies rose 3.1 per cent from 2010 to 2013, far off the cuts urged by the United Nations to limit global warming, a study showed on Monday.

The top 500 firms by capitalization accounted for 13.8 per cent of world greenhouse gas emissions and 28 per cent of...

Dec 21, 2014

“Sustainable Brands®” – a premier international community of brand innovators and strategists as well as sustainability professionals – will bring its brand of enriching the signature event and the global heavyweights in the related fields to Thailand mid-March next year.

Dec 14, 2014

10 December 2014 – The launch of a new coalition spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and focused on boosting renewable energy usage around the world was announced today as Member States head into the final three-day stretch of a major UN climate conference in Lima, Peru aimed at tackling...

Dec 10, 2014

In the battle against air pollution in China's cities, one Beijing social enterprise is bringing affordable clean air to the masses by teaching people how to make their own air purifiers.

At a Smart Air workshop in Beijing, 25 people from all walks of life pry off the grates of ordinary fans and strap...

Nov 22, 2014

China issued an energy strategy for the upcoming years on Wednesday, and a long list of targets in the hope of building a modern energy structure.

The Energy Development Strategy Action Plan (2014-2020) released by the State Council, promises more efficient, self-sufficient, green and innovative energy...