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Aug 06, 2019

Mandalay is about to become Myanmar’s first smart city with authorities planning to modernise a number of sectors including power and water networks, traffic management and utilities by using social media and deploying new technologies such as artificial intelligence software and drones to revamp an inefficient...

Aug 01, 2019

HÀ NỘI — Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến has signed an instruction asking organisations in the health sector to strictly minimise plastic waste.

The instruction followed guidance from Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc about reducing plastic waste.

Tiến said that plastic waste impacts ecology, the...

Jul 30, 2019

Indonesia’s sinking capital Jakarta, home to about ten million people, as soon as possible needs a sea wall to prevent getting submerged, the country’s President Joko Widodo told AP in an interview.

Widodo said that speedy construction of such a wall is necessary to push through the slow-moving and...

Jul 16, 2019

The tournament has introduced several environmentally friendly initiatives to boost its eco credentials.

Since 1877, when the first Gentlemen’s Championship took place at Wimbledon, the annual tennis event has been characterized by manicured grass courts, pristine tennis whites and a sense of tradition.

Jul 16, 2019

United Nations' Report on Food Security & Nutrition Highlights Troubling Trends in Asia

SINGAPORE, July 16, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - With the release of the 2019 State of Food Security & Nutrition in the World by the United Nations (UN), new data has come to light indicating hunger, undernourishment...

Jul 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019 (China Knowledge) - China is set to shift its automotive strategy to rely more on hybrid vehicles instead of depending solely on electric vehicles. The policy suggests that the China will use hybrids as a useful tool to tackle its air pollution problem. The shift is likely to work in favor of Japanese...

Jul 14, 2019

For the first time in history, two functionally improved data buoys have successfully recorded air and sea variables along the path of a super typhoon. NTU’s marine research and technical team at the Institute of Oceanography, with the solid support of the Ministry of Science and Technology and Central Weather...

Jul 13, 2019

Huge amounts of water evaporate from water surfaces such as reservoirs and the open sea each day. To address this issue, especially in water scarce areas, researchers from NUS found an innovative way to harvest water from the humid air above water surfaces.

The solution lies in a unique zinc-based water-...

Jul 12, 2019

Taiwan began banning plastic straws in July, but Starbucks in the United States was already shipping in biodegradable plastic straws from Taichung last year. Why have Starbucks, Apple and Formosa Plastics all gravitated to this under-the-radar Taichung supplier?

When CommonWealth Magazine first meets...

Jul 07, 2019

A short time ago, solar power was considered a marginal power source. But it is now one of the major drivers behind the transition to greener, more sustainable sustainable energy.

Around the globe, prices are falling and India is now producing the world's cheapest solar power, according to an International...

Jul 04, 2019

River Ganges: The lifeline of India

If early settlements and modern civilizations have anything in common, it’s their proximity to water. From Mesopotamia that flourished around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, to Egypt that thrived along the banks of the river Nile, rivers have always been the lifeline of...

Jul 02, 2019

Kuala Lumpur --( ASIA TODAY )-- The City of Kuala Lumpur returns in hosting the ‘11th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2019 (WCSC 2019)’ to be held on Thursday, 19th September 2019 at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Jun 26, 2019

TOKYO, June 26, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Today the Bridgestone Group published its Sustainability Report 2018 2019 highlighting strong progress toward its global commitment to help achieve a more sustainable society. Two years ahead of schedule, the Group exceeded its 2020 goal of reducing global water withdrawal by...

Jun 21, 2019

Energy Absolute, Thailand’s second-largest electricity generating company by market capitalisation owned by Thai billionaire Somphote Ahunai, plans to start mass production of the country’s first homegrown electric vehicles for use in urban transport.

Jun 20, 2019

(Hong Kong, 19 June 2019) --( ASIA TODAY )-- Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), the professional private management company responsible for the daily operation of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”), wins UFI Sustainable Development Award 2019 for its...

Jun 13, 2019

SHANGHAI, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 6 at SECE 2019 Jolywood, a leading Chinese manufacturer of N-type bifacial solar cells and modules, and Shanghai Electric signed a landmark cooperation deal to construct a 320MW capacity power station to deliver clean and renewable energy to Dubai Expo in 2020.

Jun 13, 2019

Waitrose aims to make all its own-brand packaging either reusable or compostable by 2023.

Single-use plastic bags are steadily being ditched around the globe, with Tanzania the latest in a list of 91 to bring in some form of plastic bag ban.

In another move away from plastic, some supermarkets are...

Jun 12, 2019

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, in partnership with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) announced that for the first time in Olympic and Paralympic Games histories, all medal podiums will be created entirely from recycled materials...

Jun 10, 2019

TOKYO --( ASIA TODAY )-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced an advance it its gate-insulating film process technology for SiC-MOSFETs, widely seen as the core technology for next generation semiconductor power device, that cuts resistance in the channel region. Applied to actual vertical devices, the...

Jun 09, 2019

An international and multidisciplinary research team led by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) was recently granted a research fund of HK$91.85 million by the University Grants Committee (UGC). Under the leadership of Prof. Charles NG Wang-Wai (HKUST Associate Vice-President for Research and...

Jun 09, 2019

Tsinghua University serves as the inaugural Chair of the Alliance

On May 28th and 29th, a meeting of the executive committee and academic committee of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) was held in Beijing. University leaders and academic pioneers in the field of climate change from twelve...

Jun 07, 2019

HONG KONG --( ASIA TODAY )-- The annual trade fair dedicated to environmental protection, Eco Expo Asia returns from 30 October ‒ 2 November at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. The Expo is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the...