Eco & Green Syndicate content

Feb 01, 2018

HONG KONG, CHINA (2 February 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a $100 million loan facility agreement with China Everbright International Limited (CEIL) to help a series of municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in primary and secondary cities in the Mekong Delta. This initiative will be the...

Jan 22, 2018

Popular beaches in West Sussex, and perhaps more widely across the UK, could become cleaner, thanks to an innovative waste bin designed by a student at the University of East London (UEL).

Jan 17, 2018

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Volvo Buses announced today that they will begin testing autonomous electric passenger buses in Singapore in 2019.

For Volvo, this will be its first autonomous application in public transportation anywhere in the world and it has chosen NTU...

Jan 10, 2018

Thailand made another step forward in its aim to increase the share of organic farming in its agriculture sector as 20 northeastern provinces signed by signing three memorandums of understanding with relevant agencies to cooperate in developing organic agriculture, mainly involving the cultivation of organic...

Dec 31, 2017

29 December 2017 – People around the world, especially poor farmers in developing Asian countries, will benefit through the use of nuclear techniques in combatting diseases affecting farm animals and improve water management practices, the United Nations atomic energy agency has said.

“Improved farming...

Dec 30, 2017

Viet Nam News LÝ SƠN ISLAND — The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) plans to launch a communication campaign to promote the non-use of plastic bags as a prelude to its sea turtle conservation programme on Lý Sơn Island in 2018.

IUCN’s Marine and Coastal resource programme co-ordinator Bùi...

Dec 20, 2017

Integrated environmental solution suppliers stole the show at September's International Environmental Expo in Guangzhou. The 2017 event featured some of the latest innovations in environmentally-friendly technology, with digital products – particularly those with Internet of Things (IoT) compatibility – at a...

Dec 06, 2017

Global leaders from both the private and public sectors discussed creative ways to seek inclusive green growth and sustainable development at the Seoul Climate-Energy Conference on November 24 in Seoul. The annual conference was co-hosted by KAIST and the Coalition for Our Common Future under the theme “Creating...

Nov 28, 2017

The threat of climate change is dire but seems difficult to fight. However, the tools to fight it have long been in our hands and we really need to start using them.

Stepping in to the COP23 climate talks in Bonn, Germany, is like wandering through an alternative reality. At no point in these vast cavernous...

Nov 10, 2017

When the South Penghu Marine National Park was established in late 2014, local fishermen feared for their livelihood due to restrictions on fishing and other conservation measures. Meanwhile, guided snorkeling and scuba-diving excursions are providing new sources of income, putting the area on the eco-tourism map...

Nov 05, 2017

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Institute of Tropical Plant Sciences Associate Professor Wen-Chieh Tsai, Department of Life Sciences Associate Professor Song-Bin Chang and Orchid Research and Development Center Dr. Yu-Yun Hsiao jointly conducted an international study of genome sequence of Apostasia...

Nov 05, 2017

Global Scholars Gathered at Nankai to Track the Ecological Footprint of Civilizations

From October 27th to 30th, the Fourth Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH 2017) was held at Nankai University. More than 200 experts and scholars of 106 universities and institutes from Chinese mainland,...

Oct 26, 2017

New technology allows faster, more accurate weather-related analysis

October 2017 --[ ASIA TODAY ]-- Vu Huu Long was always curious why the world behaved the way it did. Science offered a means of answering his questions.

“I chose this field because it helps me understand the world around me. Most...

Oct 25, 2017

What if we had the chance to reinvent the world’s food system and make local, more sustainable food the norm rather than the exception?

It might seem like a crazy idea, but with 9 billion people expected on our planet in by 2050, it’s a necessity.

Oct 20, 2017

In what could be a role model for other Southeast Asian countries, most of all Thailand, supermarket shoppers in Cambodia by law may soon be charged for using plastic bags as part of government measures to ramp up environment protection and reduce waste.

A sub-decree will also set restrictions on the import...

Oct 16, 2017

SINGAPORE - (ACN Newswire) - This World Food Day CropLife Asia commended the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for its efforts to bring greater awareness to the need for Food Security in combatting global hunger, and took the opportunity to herald the contributions farmers enabled by...

Sep 23, 2017

Taiwan intends to increase the use of renewable energy and phase out nuclear power by 2025. But thermal power plants burning coal and natural gas will still play major roles and could pose serious health risks, especially over the next 10 years.

TSMC’s expansion of its foundry in the Central Taiwan Science...

Sep 22, 2017

Offshore wind power is one of the two major pillars of Taiwan's transition away from nuclear power and fossils fuels to renewable energies. Yet concerns remain that offshore wind farms might obstruct sea channels, encroach on marine habitats and undermine the livelihood of coastal fishermen.

Aug 29, 2017

Most Philippine coastal areas are overfished. This has led to smaller fish sizes, shifts in species composition, steep declines in fish abundance, and lower catches and incomes of fishers—a situation compounded by climate change. As the climate changes, warmer oceans negatively affect how coral reefs and related...

Aug 23, 2017

The Equator Initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recently selected the Sustainable Lai Chi Wo programme (the Programme) – led by the Policy for Sustainability Lab of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) – as the first and the only selected case from Hong...

Aug 21, 2017

The textile industry is notorious for using vast amounts of water throughout its milling processes, putting an enormous strain on the planet’s dwindling water resources. But Far Eastern New Century Corp. has had the foresight to invest in a novel “water-free dyeing” technique, saving resources and cutting costs....

Aug 17, 2017

The One University One Village (1U1V) team, led by Prof. Edward NG, Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has built a prototype house for an aged couple in Yunnan to provide villagers a safe, economical, comfortable, and sustainable post-quake reconstruction strategy...