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Feb 15, 2020

Plant corals and you get corals — and more. You get a plethora of marine life to boot. A team of researchers from the NUS Reef Ecology Lab discovered that their underwater nurseries, which provide coral fragments for transplantation in barren areas, have functions beyond propagation and rebuilding coral reefs....

Feb 15, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea -- The Seoul Global Challenge (hereinafter called "SGC") 2019-2020, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by Seoul Business Agency (SBA) aimed at finding innovative solutions to urban problems by inviting global innovators, culminated with the awards ceremony on the 6th,...

Feb 06, 2020

The ban on distributing free single-use plastic bags in shops, malls and convenience stores in Thailand put into force on January 1 this year has not only positive effects. Dozens of plastic bag manufacturers are now at risk of closing their businesses altogether if they get no support from the government,...

Jan 30, 2020

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab and South Korean automaker Hyundai officially introduced GrabCar Elektrik, Grab’s electric vehicle service in Jakarta, on January 27.

The newest service comprises of 50 Hyundai Ioniq Electric cars, a five-seat electric sedan.

In this first stage, GrabCar Electrik...

Jan 19, 2020

Residents of the Filipino city of Binan in Laguna province, which was affected by the Taal volcano eruption last week, have resorted to mix volcanic ash with plastic waste to make bricks and rebuild houses and schools.

The ash from the volcano is combined with sand, cement and discarded plastic to make...

Jan 06, 2020

Thailand kicked off the new year with a ban on single-use plastic bags at major stores, continuing a campaign launched by the government and retailers towards a complete ban in 2021 to reduce plastic waste to which the country is one of the world’s largest contributors, particularly to maritime waste.

Jan 05, 2020

The traditional cultivation of oyster mushrooms in Nepal, which has required burning large quantities of wood, has been replaced by the environmentally friendly use of solar power, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Mushrooms are nutritious, do not require soil in which to...

Dec 26, 2019

An endangered species of crane has been saved from extinction in Thailand, thanks to a project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Rapid industrialization over the past 30 years and subsequent urbanization and intensification of agricultural production in the southeast Asian...

Dec 14, 2019

Professor Trương Quang Học from Việt Nam National University’s Centre for Natural Resources and Environment Studies spoke with Nhân Dân Cuối Tuần (the People Weekend Edition) newspaper about the impacts that Việt Nam will possibly have in case of biodiversity decline and the importance of changing behaviour towards...

Dec 13, 2019

Dec 10, 2019 (China Knowledge) - Beyond its operations in China, Shanghai Electric Group (601727) (2727) has long had established projects overseas, especially in the Middle East. The company has embarked on numerous projects in the solar power, gas-powered electricity, energy management and desalination.

Dec 06, 2019

The piece, installed in the circular courtyard of the Feria de Madrid central building, uses a sensory experience to simulate the density of the harmful effects caused by pollution in large cities

Nov 26, 2019

Singapore has launched a trial of turning municipal solid waste into construction material for footpaths and roads, the city state’s minister for environment and water resources, Masagos Zulkifli, said at a press conference on November 25.

The project, called NEWSand, follows another, NEWater, a successful...

Nov 21, 2019

SINGAPORE — The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is calling on cities in Southeast Asia to join Patong (Thailand), Donsol (Philippines) and Phú Quốc Islands (Việt Nam) in making a commitment to eliminate plastic pollution, by developing an action plan and trial innovative solutions.

Plastic Smart Cities is a WWF...

Nov 20, 2019

As the impact of global climate change worsens, such phenomena once considered anomalous such as typhoons, droughts, and the urban heat island effect will eventually become the norm. A full 55 percent of the world’s population resides in urban regions, and dense populations will force cities to take climate hazards...

Nov 13, 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been working with the Government in developing this first-ever national bid to go before the Fund.

Co-funding the initiative, Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) is adding another $8 million for a total of more than $47 million, which will see...

Nov 05, 2019

PURSAT, CAMBODIA --( ASIA TODAY )-- A USAID-funded project along the Pursat River is helping the nutrition and livelihoods of Cambodians living along one of the Tonle Sap’s primary tributaries.

Nov 05, 2019

HCM CITY— The HCM City People's Committee has approved the cleanup of five canals full of litter and waste discharged by households living nearby.

The People's Committee has told five districts where the canals are located to strictly handle illegal encroachment and littering and to step up inspections of...

Oct 24, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand, Berlin, Germany, 24 October 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Tackling poverty and climate change, generating employment opportunities and contributing to economic development, this year’s 14 SEED Award winners were selected from over nine hundred applicants and are recognised for solutions to major local...

Oct 23, 2019

If you’re wondering what to do with your used paper, we’ve created a handy guide to help you with your paper recycling. These options are easily accessible to anyone who’d like to make greener decisions and take active steps to sustainability.

Why Recycle Paper?

Recycling paper, like with any other...

Oct 22, 2019

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, which pose an existential threat to many island nations across the region.

The commitment came at a joint meeting of...

Oct 16, 2019

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA (16 October 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Municipality of Ulaanbaatar City recently signed a memorandum of understanding to support the implementation of the Excellence for Design and Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) green building...

Oct 12, 2019

As one of the fastest growing countries in Asia, the Philippines faces environmental challenges, with disproportionate impacts on the poor and women. Ineffective management seriously degrades the country’s significant biodiversity resources; water and air pollution levels exceed generally accepted healthy standards...