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Jul 16, 2015

The past 25 years have seen unprecedented economic development among the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with the likes of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia ranking among the fastest-growing economies in the world. A notable consequence of this economic boom is a huge increase...

Jul 01, 2015

Selangor, Malaysia - According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Asian elephant is now an endangered species. Today, there are only 40,000 elephants left in Asia's mainland and about 1,200-1,700 in peninsular Malaysia. Habitat loss and forest fragmentation are considered the biggest threats...

Jun 26, 2015

Award-winning Hong Kong start-up Insight Robotics is helping to fight deadly wildfires around the world.

Hong Kong technology firm Insight Robotics was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the IBM SmartCamp Global Finals in Las Vegas, in February, for its innovative wildfire detection system.

Using...

Jun 24, 2015

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Prime Minister of Bhutan H.E. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay shakes hands with Mr. Ahmed Kamal, Member (DRR), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Pakistan, after the conclusion of the opening ceremony.

Thimphu, Bhutan – Thirteen Asian nations have agreed to closely...

Jun 23, 2015

Hanoi, Vietnam - As the Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture commenced today in Hanoi, Vietnam, CropLife Asia Executive Director Dr. Siang Hee Tan took the opportunity to highlight the need for crop protection regulatory harmonization in ASEAN as a means to elevate all aspects of agriculture across...

Jun 17, 2015

As carsharing services thrive in urban areas of the United States and Europe, major carmakers are scrambling to cash in on the new mobility services trend.

In recent years, the streets in German cities have begun look somewhat different. A growing number of cars parked at the curb or in above-ground parking...

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...