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Mar 27, 2020

The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii...

Mar 27, 2020

HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Transport has decided to begin checking exhaust emissions in motorcycles from next month on a test basis.

An MOU – signed between the department and the Institute of Transport Science and Technology and the Vietnam Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers earlier this...

Mar 26, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – There is overwhelming evidence that the Asia-Pacific region needs to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and substantially reverse current negative trends, especially those which are depleting and degrading its environmental resources, according to a new report...

Mar 24, 2020

The marine heatwave of 2016 was one of longest and hottest thermal anomalies recorded on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, influencing multiple species of marine ectotherms, including coral reef fishes.

Mar 10, 2020

SINGAPORE, March 10, 2020 -- The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a global not-for-profit organization with a bold vision to end plastic waste in the environment, announced five companies joining its membership ranks. The new members are Ampacet Corporation, Esenttia S.A., Honeywell UOP, INDEVCO sal., and Red Avenue...

Feb 15, 2020

The rejuvenated Yunnan Garden, a sprawling open space of greenery, waterscapes and heritage landmarks, will officially open at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) on 13 February 2020.

Feb 15, 2020

Plant corals and you get corals — and more. You get a plethora of marine life to boot. A team of researchers from the NUS Reef Ecology Lab discovered that their underwater nurseries, which provide coral fragments for transplantation in barren areas, have functions beyond propagation and rebuilding coral reefs....

Feb 15, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea -- The Seoul Global Challenge (hereinafter called "SGC") 2019-2020, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by Seoul Business Agency (SBA) aimed at finding innovative solutions to urban problems by inviting global innovators, culminated with the awards ceremony on the 6th,...

Feb 07, 2020

TOKYO - The Life Investigation Agency, (LIA), teaming with Australia’s Wildlife Rescuers, needs your help rescuing wild animals whose habitats have been destroyed by the bushfires in Australia.

The fires started in September last year and are still burning the forests in the state of New South Wales and...

Feb 06, 2020

Poppy cultivation in Myanmar registered an 11-per cent decline in 2019, while the acreage under the opium crop came down by 33,100 hectares over the previous year, the new Myanmar Opium Survey just released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed.

According to the UNODC’s report 2019...

Feb 06, 2020

The ban on distributing free single-use plastic bags in shops, malls and convenience stores in Thailand put into force on January 1 this year has not only positive effects. Dozens of plastic bag manufacturers are now at risk of closing their businesses altogether if they get no support from the government,...

Jan 31, 2020

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Jan. 31, 2020 -- PT Mowilex Indonesia has been awarded Green Label Indonesia (GLI) certification based on decisions (nos. 062 to 066/GLI/CP/2019) released by the Green Product Council Indonesia (GPCI) on December 20, 2019. These letters state that based on the certification process review, GPCI...

Jan 22, 2020

A Keele University professor was among a delegation of prominent academics who visited a Beijing university recently to forge new partnerships centred on smart energy and innovation.

Professor Zhong Fan, from the School of Computing and Mathematics, travelled to Tsinghua University alongside colleagues from...

Jan 08, 2020

Multi-disciplinary center opens with new collaborations with A*STAR and PUB

Singapore, (January 8, 2020) --( ASIA TODAY )-- Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, today launched a new multi-disciplinary center for water,...

Jan 08, 2020

Waste is a design flaw. It is leftover raw material that could still have some use, but is instead trashed. This causes a massive ecological failure, both at home and abroad, but it is also a huge waste of potential. To save money, businesses today might look towards incineration, but even incinerators with the...

Jan 06, 2020

Thailand kicked off the new year with a ban on single-use plastic bags at major stores, continuing a campaign launched by the government and retailers towards a complete ban in 2021 to reduce plastic waste to which the country is one of the world’s largest contributors, particularly to maritime waste.

Jan 05, 2020

More than 24 million bamboo poles have been harvested for construction projects in the enormous refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, thanks, in part, to support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are living in Cox’s Bazar, an area...

Jan 05, 2020

The traditional cultivation of oyster mushrooms in Nepal, which has required burning large quantities of wood, has been replaced by the environmentally friendly use of solar power, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Mushrooms are nutritious, do not require soil in which to...

Dec 26, 2019

An endangered species of crane has been saved from extinction in Thailand, thanks to a project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Rapid industrialization over the past 30 years and subsequent urbanization and intensification of agricultural production in the southeast Asian...

Dec 18, 2019

Start from the Sea, Give Children the Gift of a Different Worldview

Dec 15, 2019

-Around 350 volunteers from company and community groups create hygiene kits for people in need
-Company's 6th consecutive year of participation

MACAO, Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A total of around 350 volunteers from Sands China Ltd. and local community groups worked together Friday at The Venetian...

Dec 14, 2019

Professor Trương Quang Học from Việt Nam National University’s Centre for Natural Resources and Environment Studies spoke with Nhân Dân Cuối Tuần (the People Weekend Edition) newspaper about the impacts that Việt Nam will possibly have in case of biodiversity decline and the importance of changing behaviour towards...