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The traditional cultivation of oyster mushrooms in Nepal, which has required burning large quantities of wood, has been replaced by the environmentally friendly use of solar power, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).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

Dec 13, 2019

Dec 10, 2019 (China Knowledge) - Beyond its operations in China, Shanghai Electric Group (601727) (2727) has long had established projects overseas, especially in the Middle East. The company has embarked on numerous projects in the solar power, gas-powered electricity, energy management and desalination.

Dec 09, 2019

Bangkok, 3 December 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Association of Siamese Architects Under the Royal Patronage (ASA) and N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer Co., Ltd. (NEO) held a press conference to launch the 34th edition of Architect Exposition, ASEAN’s Largest Building Technology Exposition. Titled ‘Architect’20, “Refocus...

Dec 06, 2019

The piece, installed in the circular courtyard of the Feria de Madrid central building, uses a sensory experience to simulate the density of the harmful effects caused by pollution in large cities

Dec 05, 2019

Beirut, Lebanon, 5 December 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Lebanon Expo, one of the leading event organizers in Lebanon, is all set to hold the second edition of Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition and Conference(RAWMEC) from March 18 to 20, 2020 at the Seaside Pavilion, Beirut, Lebanon.

Dec 04, 2019

HONG KONG --( ASIA TODAY )-- SUEZ has signed one contract in Singapore and one in Malaysia with a total value of €10.8 million. PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, has chosen SUEZ to expand, and maintain a system for real-time monitoring and optimization of reservoir and catchment operations for a period of...

Dec 02, 2019

Global warming is having an increasingly damaging impact on our environment - polar ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, and average temperatures are rising all around the globe. In response to this, many people are becoming more eco-conscious and looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint....

Nov 26, 2019

Singapore has launched a trial of turning municipal solid waste into construction material for footpaths and roads, the city state’s minister for environment and water resources, Masagos Zulkifli, said at a press conference on November 25.

The project, called NEWSand, follows another, NEWater, a successful...

Nov 21, 2019

SINGAPORE — The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is calling on cities in Southeast Asia to join Patong (Thailand), Donsol (Philippines) and Phú Quốc Islands (Việt Nam) in making a commitment to eliminate plastic pollution, by developing an action plan and trial innovative solutions.

Plastic Smart Cities is a WWF...

Nov 20, 2019

As the impact of global climate change worsens, such phenomena once considered anomalous such as typhoons, droughts, and the urban heat island effect will eventually become the norm. A full 55 percent of the world’s population resides in urban regions, and dense populations will force cities to take climate hazards...

Nov 15, 2019

• The world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, comprising more than 13,000 entities from more than 170 countries
• Joining represents a commitment to respect human rights, labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption
• A step forward in the work of IFEMA and its...

Nov 14, 2019

HONG KONG --( ASIA TODAY )-- Jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 14th Eco Expo Asia was held in Hong Kong from 30 October to 2 November at AsiaWorld-Expo, welcoming over some 10,600 visitors from 93 countries and regions. With 51% of visitors coming from...

Nov 13, 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been working with the Government in developing this first-ever national bid to go before the Fund.

Co-funding the initiative, Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) is adding another $8 million for a total of more than $47 million, which will see...

Nov 08, 2019

• Full steam ahead, and with the involvement of all the teams and technical areas taking part in the production of this great event, which will occupy more than 100,000 m2 and host 25,000 attendees from 200 countries.

• The capacity and versatility of the Feria de Madrid venue will enable this summit to be...