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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 26, 2018

Ahoy Systems smart street light solutions offer ultra-low power capabilities to save cities on utility costs

CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Ahoy...

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 04, 2018

It is essential people across the world start living up to their environmental responsibilities, which should be on both a domestic and business level. At present, landfills are growing in size, and the world’s oceans are filling with harmful materials, which are impacting the planet and its sea life.

If you...

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 12, 2018

The 13th edition of the show, to be held in Hong Kong from 25 ‒ 28 October 2018, is jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The 2017 edition of the show...

Jun 10, 2018

The apterous A gene also impacts dorsal wing eyespot patterns and sex-specific traits

Butterflies often display strikingly different colour or patterns on the dorsal (top) and ventral (bottom) sides of their wings. A study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has revealed that the...

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 29, 2018

GreenSeas Trust marked a big milestone as the final design chosen for manufacture was revealed at this year’s Maritime HR Association conference, which took place in London on 24th - 25th of May.

The aim of the eye-catchingly designed garbage bin is to act as a visual trigger for the senses to stop people...

May 22, 2018

You might have heard of green technology or environmental technology. Well, it is an encompassing term, and in other terms, it is the application of green chemistry and other technological process for protecting the environment. This technology is a great combination of technology and sciences that lead to the...

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

A mobile application called Touchair, developed by a research team led by Prof. Huang Bo, Professor of the Department of Geography and Resource Management and Associate Director of the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science (ISEIS) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), could allow the general...

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

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 04, 2018

4 April 2018 – Hong Kong’s vision for a “greener city” through a new wave of innovative waste management and recycling initiatives was outlined to eco-industry leaders and associations along with consul-generals and trade commissioners representing 16 countries at a networking lunch themed “Waste Less, Save More‧...