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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

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ramping up its engagement with the surrounding heartlands.

NTU will be launching more community-based activities, education-related programmes and social initiatives that benefit residents in the South West District, which includes Jurong, where the...

Jul 08, 2017

The revolutionary wave of "water tech 2.0" is driving the global water industry into a new age of heightened standards and upgrades. And the momentum for this change can be traced to the tech and upgrade successes of the Taiwan water industry. Professionals can gain the big picture on the currents and trends in...

Jun 26, 2017

ACOEM Group, experts in monitoring environmental parameters including noise, vibration and air quality continues its rapid international growth by opening two new subsidiaries in Germany and India.

Jun 16, 2017

Supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology and National Taiwan University (NTU), Assistant Prof. Haojia Abby Ren (任昊佳) at the NTU Department of Geosciences led an international team to provide the first direct evidence for the influence of anthropogenic nitrogen (N) sources on the open ocean. This work was...

Jun 08, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (5 June 2017) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is partnering with governments, communities, and the private sector to help improve the availability and quality of clean and affordable sustainable power in the Pacific region, says a new ADB report.

The Pacific Energy Update 2017 provides...

May 30, 2017

We matter, and so does our planet. It’s what we do now with it that makes a difference in the long-run.

There are situations all of us could be more eco-friendly; therefore, see ways to be more eco-friendly in your neighborhood and help the cause together.

May 14, 2017

Cultural creative, environment-related industries are finding growth while retail and hospitality sectors are expanding markets. The service industry is developing profitable streams even as profits have declined overall.

May 09, 2017

Companies and non-profits alike are embracing planet-friendly initiatives in the city.

Hong Kong’s second “Zero Waste Week” held last November – when people were challenged to send nothing to the landfill for seven days and a growing awareness around sustainability – show organisations are taking steps to...

May 07, 2017

Straw is commonly used for feeding animals, burning, baling, etc. As one of the “Three Canton Treasures”, straw can actually be used as a raw material to produce biofuel.

Apr 05, 2017

Every organization has a responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint whenever possible. Not only can eco-friendly services help to improve the planet, but it can also help your business attract more customers and clients.

You might not realize it, but a 2014 global survey found 55% of consumers are happy...

Mar 17, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (8 March 2017) — Finance ministers and senior officials from 15 developing economies across Asia and the Pacific met today at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila to discuss enhanced economic and financial responses to climate change.

Feb 25, 2017

Under a radiant sun in coastal Mituo District in the northern part of Kaohsiung, several small water birds stop at a pond to enjoy its clean water. Not unusual until one realizes that the pond is used to raise milkfish and Pacific white shrimp.

“That there are so many birds that come and drink the water...

Jan 26, 2017

Ulaanbaatar, January 24, 2017 — On January 19, The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in Mongolia Meloney C. Lindberg and J. Batbayasgalan, Ulaanbaatar’s Capital City Vice Governor for Green Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which defines the areas of collaboration between the two parties...

Jan 23, 2017

Asian students are a group of people who are often trying to cut their energy consumption, for a range of reasons, including of course the fact that the less energy you use, the less it will cost you. Living on a student budget isn’t often easy, however, it does provide you with a great opportunity to reduce your...

Jan 04, 2017

SHANGHAI --(ASIA TODAY)-- ISH China & CIHE – China International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Sanitation & Home Comfort Systems is Asia's premier HVAC and plumbing event. To be held from 18 – 20 May 2017, the show is on track to host more than 1,300 exhibitors who will occupy all...

Jan 02, 2017

Despite domestic and regional criticism, the government of Laos sticks to its plan to build more hydropower plants in the country in its aim to become the “battery of Southeast Asia,” the largest electrical power provider in the region.

Hydropower is seen as a cost-effective energy source in Laos which has a...

Dec 19, 2016

Asia is rapidly emerging as the leading continent for advanced green technologies. Three countries – each with different focuses – offer the rest of the world learning opportunities.

Asia is home to the fastest-growing cities in the world, with 53 per cent of the world’s urban population living within the...