Eco & Green Syndicate content

Jun 03, 2022

(Photo : Chien-Tong Wang)

Discarded fishing nets are extremely harmful to marine ecology, but an alliance of fishermen’s associations, fishing net makers and nylon producers in Taiwan are trying to solve the problem by turning waste nets into outdoor clothing. Here’s what they’re up to.

On February...

May 29, 2022

National Cheng Kung University has announced its ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2041, making it the most aggressive public university in Taiwan in this respect. How have they built buildings with no need for air conditioning, and run experiments without using a single drop of tap water?

The April...

Apr 24, 2022

Introduction – The remarkable story of EWS1294, the national early warning system of Cambodia

Apr 23, 2022

The Philippines has the potential to install 21 gigawatt of offshore wind power by 2040, equivalent to about a fifth of its electricity demand by then, the World Bank said in a study released on April 20.

The energy department of the global development bank said that the installation of more wind power would...

Apr 01, 2022

Amid the climate crisis, governments around the world are committing to “net zero” carbon emission targets in order to slow global warming. And in the petrochemical sector, which has played a leading role in the global economy for over a century, a green revolution is under way.

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Mar 20, 2022

Photo Source:Ming-Tang Huang

At JJ Greenhouse’s processing facility in Hsin Kang, Chiayi County, bundles of steel rods are piled over 15 feet high. Viewed from a distance they look like gigantic bundles of spaghetti.

“These aren’t your ordinary metal rods. They’re meant to be flexible like willow...

Dec 19, 2021

Every individual person produces a mountain of paper containers on a daily basis: the paper container for breakfast takeaway, the paper cup for coffee, the paper bowl for a noodle soup for lunch, and dinner in a bento box.

Taiwan’s volume of paper container usage keeps climbing year after year. According to...

Oct 07, 2021

香港科技大學(科大)與香港特別行政區政府合作開展一個為期三年的開創性跨領域研究,從海、陸、空三方面監測空氣質素,為本港以及大灣區臭氧的形成和傳送路徑提供更深入的理解。

是次合作為大型科研計劃「大灣區光化學臭氧污染及區域和跨區域傳輸特徵研究」的一部分。該計劃由廣東省政府、香港特區政府和澳門特區政府聯合推出,旨在研究臭氧對整個區域所造成的空氣質素問題。

空氣污染乃世界上最大的環境健康威脅,每年導致全球700萬人早逝1。香港政府環境保護署(環保署) 今年推出「香港清新空氣藍圖2035」,以進一步改善本港和區內的空氣質素,並協助本港於2050年達至碳中和。儘管當局近年在控制影響健康的空氣污染物﹕...

Jul 24, 2021

The Philippines became the first country in the world to approve the commercial production of genetically modified “golden rice,” a rice variant that develops beta-carotene in the growing process, thus giving it a yellow, or “golden,” colour.

This sort of rice was created as an effective crop for targeting...

Jun 21, 2021

Japan’s industry conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation will invest in a 600-megawatt wind farm in Laos, the country’s first and the largest so far across Southeast Asia, which will supply electricity to Vietnam.

Mitsubishi said on June 16 that it reached an agreement to invest in the project’s developer,...