Eco & Green Syndicate content

Nov 10, 2017

When the South Penghu Marine National Park was established in late 2014, local fishermen feared for their livelihood due to restrictions on fishing and other conservation measures. Meanwhile, guided snorkeling and scuba-diving excursions are providing new sources of income, putting the area on the eco-tourism map...

Nov 05, 2017

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Institute of Tropical Plant Sciences Associate Professor Wen-Chieh Tsai, Department of Life Sciences Associate Professor Song-Bin Chang and Orchid Research and Development Center Dr. Yu-Yun Hsiao jointly conducted an international study of genome sequence of Apostasia...

Nov 05, 2017

Global Scholars Gathered at Nankai to Track the Ecological Footprint of Civilizations

From October 27th to 30th, the Fourth Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH 2017) was held at Nankai University. More than 200 experts and scholars of 106 universities and institutes from Chinese mainland,...

Oct 26, 2017

New technology allows faster, more accurate weather-related analysis

October 2017 --[ ASIA TODAY ]-- Vu Huu Long was always curious why the world behaved the way it did. Science offered a means of answering his questions.

“I chose this field because it helps me understand the world around me. Most...

Oct 25, 2017

What if we had the chance to reinvent the world’s food system and make local, more sustainable food the norm rather than the exception?

It might seem like a crazy idea, but with 9 billion people expected on our planet in by 2050, it’s a necessity.

Oct 20, 2017

In what could be a role model for other Southeast Asian countries, most of all Thailand, supermarket shoppers in Cambodia by law may soon be charged for using plastic bags as part of government measures to ramp up environment protection and reduce waste.

A sub-decree will also set restrictions on the import...

Oct 16, 2017

SINGAPORE - (ACN Newswire) - This World Food Day CropLife Asia commended the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for its efforts to bring greater awareness to the need for Food Security in combatting global hunger, and took the opportunity to herald the contributions farmers enabled by...

Sep 23, 2017

Taiwan intends to increase the use of renewable energy and phase out nuclear power by 2025. But thermal power plants burning coal and natural gas will still play major roles and could pose serious health risks, especially over the next 10 years.

TSMC’s expansion of its foundry in the Central Taiwan Science...

Sep 22, 2017

Offshore wind power is one of the two major pillars of Taiwan's transition away from nuclear power and fossils fuels to renewable energies. Yet concerns remain that offshore wind farms might obstruct sea channels, encroach on marine habitats and undermine the livelihood of coastal fishermen.

Aug 29, 2017

Most Philippine coastal areas are overfished. This has led to smaller fish sizes, shifts in species composition, steep declines in fish abundance, and lower catches and incomes of fishers—a situation compounded by climate change. As the climate changes, warmer oceans negatively affect how coral reefs and related...

Aug 23, 2017

The Equator Initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recently selected the Sustainable Lai Chi Wo programme (the Programme) – led by the Policy for Sustainability Lab of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) – as the first and the only selected case from Hong...

Aug 21, 2017

The textile industry is notorious for using vast amounts of water throughout its milling processes, putting an enormous strain on the planet’s dwindling water resources. But Far Eastern New Century Corp. has had the foresight to invest in a novel “water-free dyeing” technique, saving resources and cutting costs....

Aug 17, 2017

The One University One Village (1U1V) team, led by Prof. Edward NG, Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has built a prototype house for an aged couple in Yunnan to provide villagers a safe, economical, comfortable, and sustainable post-quake reconstruction strategy...

Aug 16, 2017

Converting forests to agriculture not economically viable in most regions except the Atlantic Forest, areas around the Gulf of Guinea, and Thailand

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently completed a global study on the trade-offs between the benefits provided by...

Aug 14, 2017

An International Organization for Standardization subcommittee recently reaffirmed the new progress made by a Nanjing-University-professor-led Chinese team in setting up international standards for industrial water reuse.

The leader of the team is Professor Ren Hongqiang, dean of the School of the...

Aug 09, 2017

A concerted effort by the government and private enterprises to market Taiwan's green achievements abroad would not only benefit the nation's image, it would also create more business opportunities for Taiwan's brands, products and services.

A concerted effort by the government and private enterprises to...

Aug 05, 2017

APIA, SAMOA (28 July 2017) — The Government of Australia has provided AU$1 million ($750,000) in additional financing to the ongoing Samoa Agribusiness Support Project designed to boost the south Pacific nation’s economic performance by addressing challenges hindering increased trade and export.

The project...

Aug 02, 2017

Personality is often considered a factor for the choices that humans make, but what about invertebrates like spiders? NUS Biological Sciences researchers have discovered that the personality of spiders does play a part in their decision-making and hunting styles.

Researchers from NUS Biological Sciences, led...

Jul 25, 2017

Hong Kong, 21 July 2017 – National housing issues and priorities take center stage as four countries in the Asia-Pacific region gather housing industry experts for discussions leading up to the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in September.

Jul 25, 2017

Thailand is establishing itself as a driving force for a push towards organic agricultural products within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, by starting initiatives to bring its regional neighbours together to develop respective strategies.

Jul 13, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 July 2017) — Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)...

Jul 02, 2017

The shadows of successive food safety scandals continue to cast a pall over Taiwanese consumers. At a time when government regulation has proved inadequate and even top brands have faltered, how should Taiwan go about addressing the issue?

Taiwan has faced several food safety scandals in recent years that...