Eco & Green Syndicate content

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,...

Jun 05, 2021

The leading development assistance agencies of the United States of America and the Republic of Korea have agreed to pursue joint development projects in the Philippines to boost the country’s climate resilience and address ocean plastic pollution.

Jun 05, 2021

As the United States marks its 75th year of diplomatic relations with the Republic of the Philippines, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have agreed to advance their cooperation to protect the Philippines’ rich...

May 17, 2021

Collecting reams of underwater measurements and images is difficult and expensive – a Hong Kong start-up is outsourcing the tasks to robots.

Marine researchers the world over now have a reliable solution for capturing and analysing data from beneath the sea – thanks to an innovation developed and produced by...

May 10, 2021

Cleaning bones and getting rid of rotten meat of a blue whale, the largest animal around the world, Marine Biology and Cetacean Research Center (MBCRC), National Cheng Kung University, is now carrying out an unprecedented mission of Taiwan. Floating on the ocean, the carcass of a blue whale was stranded on Taitung’...

May 08, 2021

From left: Dr Du Hongjian, Assoc Prof Pang Sze Dai, and Mr Anjaneya Dixit from NUS Civil and Environmental Engineering with the raw materials, processed clays, and the finished concrete product.

Concrete is the most consumed man-made material on Earth. Each year, about three tonnes of concrete are used per...

Mar 21, 2021

The water shortage across Taiwan has reached alarming levels as more than half of reservoirs are running dry. Digging wells and recycling wastewater are longer-term measures that cannot alleviate the immediate critical situation. What else can Taiwan do to better manage scarce water resources?

Feb 08, 2021

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Philippine National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) signed a new, five-year bilateral assistance agreement valued at more than Php7.25 billion ($150 million) to protect the Philippine environment.

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Jan 05, 2021

Ørsted signs investment agreement for Taiwan wind farm

Danish wind power developer Ørsted signed an investment agreement in late December with Canadian institutional investor CDPQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) and local investor Cathay PE. Under the agreement, the latter two organizations will...

Dec 29, 2020

Eighty percent of discarded garments end up in the trash. However, Taiwan can help. Far Eastern New Century’s recycling technology is so groundbreaking that orders from big brands are piling up even though construction on their factory has yet to start. What new trick does Far Eastern New Century have up its...

Dec 28, 2020

As part of its support to strengthen wildlife law enforcement and protection in the Philippines, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided essential equipment and supplies to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to boost its work in combating wildlife trafficking...

Dec 28, 2020

A mobile app which tells the inhabitants of rural China if their water is safe to drink, has won a young woman from Beijing a top UN environmental award.

Xiaoyuan Ren has developed MyH2O, a data platform that provides information about the quality of groundwater in villages across the country, so residents...

Dec 12, 2020

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – While much of the attention this year has been focused on protecting populations as well as the socio-economic impacts and recovery needed, high-level officials from across the Asia-Pacific this week called upon countries to address the environmental roots of the COVID-19 pandemic to further...

Dec 12, 2020

Two red-shanked douc langurs in the nature reserve of Sơn Trà in Đà Nẵng city. The primate is endangered. — Photo courtesy of GreenViet

ĐÀ NẴNG — The European Union (EU) is funding a biodiversity protection and environmental sustainability project in central Đà Nẵng City in 42 months from July 2020, to the...

Nov 27, 2020

Greater Bay Area cooperation is boosting the development of a circular economy in the city and Mainland China.

Environmental issues were to the fore at the online Eco Asia Conference, organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It is one of the key events held...

Nov 14, 2020

The island is close to achieving its aim of meeting the power needs of a new generation of domestically relocated and overseas-headquartered high-tech manufacturers.

Since 2016, as part of a bid to meet rising demand from local and overseas‑invested businesses, Taiwan has been actively looking to develop its...

Oct 28, 2020

Breaking through the Limitation of Battery Life of Smart Watches and Wristbands

Smart watches and wristbands are becoming more and more popular. Various new functions such as health monitoring, contactless payment, entertainment, living assistance, have been added to these small devices and bring convenience...

Oct 25, 2020

Leading climate science experts join Advisory Committee; Coalition partners launch consumer activations across the globe to support planting 100 million trees

Oct 18, 2020

In January 2020, Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corporation invested NT$2.4 billion with Japan’s Mitsubishi to expand its capacity. It was the company’s biggest investment in recent years and represented a bet on its innovative eco-friendly materials that can satisfy even the most demanding consumers.