Eco & Green Syndicate content

Aug 17, 2018

Jakarta, the host of the 2018 Asian Games (Jarkata Palembang 2018), is now in Asia's spotlight. The large city has been growing, developing...also sinking. The rising sea level caused by climate change is threatening the city's future.

On the north west coast of the island of Java lies the Indonesian capital...

Aug 08, 2018

Aug 02, 2018 (China Knowledge) - Beijing saw an increase of 17,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in the first half of 2018, according to China.org.cn, China's national online news service. By the end of June, a total of 188,000 BEVs had been sold in Beijing, accounting for 11.6% of the country's total. Of that,...

Aug 06, 2018

Companies in Taiwan and the world are phasing out the use of plastic straws in the name of protecting the environment and marine life. How much impact could banning plastic straws really make? What is the best replacement for plastic straws?

The once ubiquitous and popular item has become a symbol of our...

Aug 03, 2018

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has recently carried out several strategic projects, including the National Energy Program and the Circular Materials Program, to achieve energy conservation and carbon mitigation. A research team from the NTU Department of Chemical Engineering has collaborated on these...

Aug 03, 2018

Conor, one of the nine international students who were admitted into the first ever Renewable Energy Summer School, has enjoyed his time at ZJU working with the researchers here.

"I came to this program to do research but also to learn a little bit about China. I've really enjoyed that. Different people in...

Jul 29, 2018

He has turned rice husks into clothing, and kitchen waste into business cards. From furniture at European Starbucks stores to a mobile upcycling unit on the Tibetan Plateau, he is all about exploiting the capitalist production system to make recycling sexy.

In the pursuit and practice of the circular economy...

Jul 17, 2018

Hong Kong, 17 July 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) is committed to sustainability, and strives to be at the forefront of a more sustainable event industry. To this end, HML has introduced a new sustainability initiative under the slogan “Think Before...

Jul 14, 2018

According to the latest report published by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, while fish consumption is at an all-time high, the state of fisheries is becoming increasingly unsustainable.

A third of the world's oceans are overfished and fish consumption is at an all-time high, raising fears over...

Jul 01, 2018

In the mid-19th century, Taiwan had three major exports: tea leaves, camphor laurel, and sugar cane. Tea leaves and camphor laurel were mainly cultivated along the Taiwan Romantic Route 3. The Chiang A-Shing Tea House in Beipu Township, Hsinchu, the Formosa Tea Industry and Culture Gallery in Guanxi Township,...

Jun 19, 2018

CHENGDU, China, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 12th annual meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was held in Krakow and Katowice, Poland. Themed "Creative Crosscroads," and built on the idea of cross-sector cooperation among the UCCN members, the event started on June 12 and concluded on June 15...

Jun 15, 2018

This article is a reader’s contribution to Crossing. It explores the environmental pollution caused by the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, one of Taiwan’s most famous tourist attractions. What can be done to create a win-win situation for the environment and the tourism industry?

Jun 09, 2018

Farmers prepare seed trees to sell to the market in the Cao Bằng northern mountainous provinces. Experts said a forest resource database was needed as the software was not only effective for State management but also useful for future scientific research on forestry development. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Quyết

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May 16, 2018

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Chiaphua Industries Limited (CIL) officially establish the HKUST-CIL Joint Laboratory of Innovative Environmental Health Technologies today. The Joint Lab aims to nurture cutting-edge research in environmental health technologies to enhance the quality...

May 05, 2018

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) researchers have developed a device that can reduce noise pollution entering buildings even while windows are wide open.

Designed to be mounted onto window grilles, the device could reduce up to 50 per cent of noise coming from nearby environments...

May 04, 2018

While most of us are trying our hardest to avoid the dreaded mosquito, Associate Professor Lok Shee Mei from the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School runs right towards them.

The dengue virus expert’s interest lies in studying the structural changes the virus particles undergo...

Apr 23, 2018

Vĩnh Tân 4 thermal coal-fired power plant in the central province of Bình Thuận. Environmentalists have long decried Việt Nam’s reliance on coal-fired power, frequently linked with the exacerbation of global warming. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam is reviewing and updating the country’s carbon emission...

Apr 18, 2018

Biodigesters convert waste into clean gas for cooking

April 2018 — Channeuon Kob awoke at the first light of day to fix breakfast for her family. Now that she would no longer have to smell gas fumes as she prepared breakfast, she was eager to cook. Kob recently purchased a clean cookstove to replace her...

Apr 18, 2018

The East African nation of Kenya has the potential to become a role model for Thailand when it comes to curb the exorbitant use of plastic bag across the country and the unavoidable serious pollution and other trouble it creates.

Kenya’s government just issued a decree banning the production, sale,...

Apr 11, 2018

A British diver has captured horrifying footage of plastic pollution while swimming in coastal waters near Bali. On March 3, Rich Horner posted a 2.5-minute clip on YouTube, and it has had more than 1.1 million views since then.

The footage is revolting, with Horner swimming through a literal sea of plastic...

Apr 03, 2018

Millions of Chinese farmers are reaping the benefits of a massive agricultural study, which has helped them increase their crop yields whilst reducing the use of fertilizer.

Specific, evidence-based recommendations were made to 21 million Chinese farmers over a decade, offering them detailed advice about...

Mar 28, 2018

Singapore Hosts Plant Science Industry Leaders as Regional Food Security, Safety take Centerstage

SINGAPORE - (ACN Newswire) - CropLife Asia's 2018 Annual General Meeting was conducted for the past two days in Singapore -- bringing together leaders in the plant science industry and a host of food value chain...

Mar 21, 2018

Avaada Power Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading clean energy company, has been working for the overall development of underserved communities across the country. The organization has launched multiple programs directed towards empowering women through skill building, rural electrification, quality education and promoting...