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Sep 11, 2020

SUEZ Asia is partnering with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to extend its efforts to lessen the impact of litter on the environment. In celebration of World Cleanup Day 2020, SUEZ Asia will participate in the ALL_TOGETHER GLOBAL CLEANUP, a global initiative to remove litter, one piece at a time from the...

Sep 07, 2020

A repeat winner of the CommonWealth Magazine Corporate Citizen Awards in the large corporation category, Taiwan Semiconductor Corporation (TSMC) is not only Taiwan’s first “firefly factory”, but also the world’s first semiconductor firm to join the RE100 initiative. For TSMC, corporate responsibility is not just...

Aug 25, 2020

STOCKHOLM, Aug. 25, 2020 -- Hiroki Matsuhashi and Takuma Miyaki from Japan receive the prestigious 2020 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for their innovation to prevent soil erosion. HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden announced the winners during an online award ceremony as part of World Water Week At Home on 25...

Aug 18, 2020

Suhon Lin, Founder of the Chang Chun Group, is 92 years old. He has devoted his life to research. His latest invention: Taiwan’s first biodegradable plastics plant, which he spent NT$2.6 billion to develop and build. In doing so, he has busted the myth that petroleum-based plastics cannot be degradable. Using less...

Aug 07, 2020

Taiwan’s solar power policies are threatening the environment by putting pressure on coastal ecosystems and wild animal habitats and turning power plant land and licenses into mere financial commodities. What has gone wrong?

Head south in the Changhua Coast Industrial Park’s Xianxi Section and a big lagoon...

Aug 07, 2020

Architects and marine scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial ‘reef tiles’ for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival in the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park in Hong Kong waters.

Jul 23, 2020

A Hong Kong start-up is creating autonomous plastic gathering robot swarms which could clean up the world’s waterways.

Plastic pollution in oceans, rivers, harbours and lakes has become a hot-button issue around the world, including in Hong Kong where most people live and work near waterways and see the...

Jul 21, 2020

• Bridgestone published its 2019-2020 Sustainability Report highlighting its new growth strategy as well as its efforts to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
• Leveraging sustainability as the core to all aspects of its business, Bridgestone is co-creating new value with its employees,...

Jul 18, 2020

Six Asian countries come together to lead Southeast Asia’s biggest drug bust.

This year, several Southeast Asian countries got all fired up in celebration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26.

Literally.

In Yangon, Myanmar, thick clouds of dark smoke...

Jul 09, 2020

For more than 20 years, professor Huang Huan-chang has been tracking illegal dumps of industrial sludge and heavy metals, exposing the dark side of Taiwan’s economic prowess. Yet despite his best efforts, strong incentives remain for the illicit practices to continue.

A delicious feast was laid out on a red...

Jul 02, 2020

An international collaborative study led by Professor Derrick Yuk Fo Lai at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), joined by top-tier scientists from around the world, has discovered that sustained methane emissions from the subtropical estuarine mangroves can reduce its climatic cooling effects by over 50%,...

Jul 02, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced Taiwanese to travel more at home. Can Taiwan harness this opportunity to go higher end and create experiences that will have consumers coming back for more rather than heading abroad?

Mr. Wu, a tech executive who retired just last year, headed to Chiayi County on June...

Jun 27, 2020

Silent, emission-free electric buses have quietly become the new normal in Taichung, once notorious for its dirty public transport. Taiwan’s second-largest city used a mix of measures to turn the public bus system around. Today, Taichung has the highest number of electric city buses, encouraging neighboring...

Jun 21, 2020

Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre proudly presents its second themed exhibition Ecology in the Making - a History of Amateur Naturalists in Hong Kong. Based on original research conducted by the centre and guest co-curator, Maxime Decaudin, the exhibition spans the period between 1816 and 1984; it...

Jun 21, 2020

Joe Lee discovers the amazing carbon-storing power of mangroves

The cobra was slinking its way into his hut when Prof. Joe Lee, studying for his doctorate at the time, first caught sight of it. He watched closely. But he didn't see it come back out.

The ecologist wanted nothing more than to rest,...

Jun 08, 2020

Hong Kong, 8 June 2020 -- ( ASIA TODAY ) -- SUEZ, together with its subsidiary, Macao Water, recently signed a framework agreement with the University of Macau (UM) to develop a robust research partnership platform that will combine the three parties’ resources and strengths in scientific research and marine...

Jun 08, 2020

People living on an isolated island community in the Pacific Ocean are finding ways to reduce their dependence on expensive imported food while promoting climate resilient farming techniques, thanks to a programme supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Islanders in Kiribati have long recognized...

Jun 08, 2020

VĨNH LONG — While it is said that “land is as precious as gold”, a 74-year-old farmer has decided to leave 20,000sq.m of land alone to give storks a home to nest and lay eggs.

Lê Văn Chìa, a resident from Tân Mỹ Commune in Vĩnh Long Province’s Trà Ôn District, has been called crazy for forgoing profit from...

Jun 07, 2020

An international study found that global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1m by 2100 and 5m by 2300 with unchecked emissions. The study, published in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, was led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Hong Kong,...

May 15, 2020

At Eco Expo Asia 2020, exhibitors can benefit from the Hong Kong SAR Government subsidy scheme, which offers companies a 50% discount on booth fees. The show will return to AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong from 28 – 31 October to showcase the latest solutions and products within the environmental protection industry....

May 15, 2020

Bangkok, Thailand ─ Climate change could push 62 million people into extreme poverty in South Asia. Those who are living on the edge and above the poverty line are also likely to be affected by extreme weather, floods, heatwaves, and other climate-induced hazards. A World Bank study has concluded that, without...

May 15, 2020

On May 6, Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) announced the parameters of the country’s first renewable energy projects under which solar power producers can directly distribute electricity to an end user outside the established grid.