Eco & Green Syndicate content

Jun 17, 2017

Land snails are generally believed to be ground-dwelling creatures, preferring dark and humid places, like the forest floor, or a suburban garden. So why do we find some species of snails in the tops of trees, where it is relatively light and dry? Associate Professor Ikuyo Saeki from the University of Tsukuba,...

Jun 16, 2017

Supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology and National Taiwan University (NTU), Assistant Prof. Haojia Abby Ren (任昊佳) at the NTU Department of Geosciences led an international team to provide the first direct evidence for the influence of anthropogenic nitrogen (N) sources on the open ocean. This work was...

Jun 08, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (5 June 2017) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is partnering with governments, communities, and the private sector to help improve the availability and quality of clean and affordable sustainable power in the Pacific region, says a new ADB report.

The Pacific Energy Update 2017 provides...

May 14, 2017

Cultural creative, environment-related industries are finding growth while retail and hospitality sectors are expanding markets. The service industry is developing profitable streams even as profits have declined overall.

May 09, 2017

Companies and non-profits alike are embracing planet-friendly initiatives in the city.

Hong Kong’s second “Zero Waste Week” held last November – when people were challenged to send nothing to the landfill for seven days and a growing awareness around sustainability – show organisations are taking steps to...

May 07, 2017

Straw is commonly used for feeding animals, burning, baling, etc. As one of the “Three Canton Treasures”, straw can actually be used as a raw material to produce biofuel.

Apr 20, 2017

SINGAPORE - Nearly 400,000 plant species provide our planet with the nutritious food, fiber, fresh air, and medicine we need to survive, but it is estimated that roughly one-fifth of those are at risk of extinction due to environmental threats. On this 47th anniversary of Earth Day, CropLife Asia and the region's...

Mar 17, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (8 March 2017) — Finance ministers and senior officials from 15 developing economies across Asia and the Pacific met today at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila to discuss enhanced economic and financial responses to climate change.

Feb 25, 2017

Under a radiant sun in coastal Mituo District in the northern part of Kaohsiung, several small water birds stop at a pond to enjoy its clean water. Not unusual until one realizes that the pond is used to raise milkfish and Pacific white shrimp.

“That there are so many birds that come and drink the water...

Feb 05, 2017

Without running water, students face hygiene challenges and education is disrupted

Romyla Macanas and Ella Maeh Lopez know how essential clean water is for good hygiene. The two teenagers are in the 10th grade at Tolosa National High School in Leyte province in the central region of the Philippines.

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Jan 27, 2017

SINGAPORE - As Asia and the world prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year, CropLife Asia encouraged those ringing in the 'Year of the Rooster' to remember the smallholder farmers and their immense contributions to ensuring a safe, sustainable food supply for the region and world - and who grow many of the foods we'...

Jan 26, 2017

Ulaanbaatar, January 24, 2017 — On January 19, The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in Mongolia Meloney C. Lindberg and J. Batbayasgalan, Ulaanbaatar’s Capital City Vice Governor for Green Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which defines the areas of collaboration between the two parties...

Jan 25, 2017

Innovations like the ‘net house’ offer farmers a way to greater prosperity

January 2017—Fish farmer turned entrepreneur, Gibran Huzaifah, 26, strives every day to transform the aquaculture sector with the power of technology. Huzaifah developed a “smart” fish feeder that can detect when fish are hungry and...

Jan 02, 2017

Despite domestic and regional criticism, the government of Laos sticks to its plan to build more hydropower plants in the country in its aim to become the “battery of Southeast Asia,” the largest electrical power provider in the region.

Hydropower is seen as a cost-effective energy source in Laos which has a...

Dec 28, 2016

Farmers in Myanmar, notoriously under-equipped with agricultural tools, made a virtue out of necessity of deploying 3D printing technology to create bespoke parts the can use to cultivate their fields and process their crops.

Dec 19, 2016

Asia is rapidly emerging as the leading continent for advanced green technologies. Three countries – each with different focuses – offer the rest of the world learning opportunities.

Asia is home to the fastest-growing cities in the world, with 53 per cent of the world’s urban population living within the...

Dec 14, 2016

13 December 2016 – The United Nations announced today at a meeting of the world’s top agricultural scientists, that in order to achieve world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of defeating hunger and poverty by 2030, governments and the private sector must increase commitment to agricultural science and...

Dec 08, 2016

Social enterprise creates jobs while promoting clean energy

“We are extremely happy and will continue our services for income generation and for changing energy realities in our villages. It feels great to be a part of this network and economically independent.”

December 2016—It’s always good to have...

Nov 30, 2016

HÀ NỘI — Each year, environmental pollution causes Việt Nam an economic loss of 5 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) and the figure is expected to rise, said Đinh Đức Trường, deputy head of the Economics and Environment Faculty under Việt Nam’s National Economics University.

Trường told an...