11/03/2016The water levels of the upper Mekong River are declining quickly and have reached the lowest level in 9 decades, leading to serious water shortages during the dry season (usually from November to April). Meanwhile, The Mekong Delta has nearly 4 million ha of farmland, accounting for almost 30% of Vietnam’s total farmland area, with over 50% under rice.
11/03/2016Officials in India has said more than 80 whales are stranded off the country’s Southern coast. The top government official in the port town of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu state, M. Ravi Kumar said that officials had rescued and taken at least 36 of the mammals back to sea, but that they appeared to be disoriented, with some finding their way back to the beach. I
11/03/2016China’s environment Minister Chen Jining says the country will not go back to its era of pursuing economic growth at the expense of the environment despite its slowing economy. He said China would continue to restructure its economy away from heavily polluting companies to create more room for “good companies” to develop and focus on developing technology, for example.
11/03/2016According to environment experts, wildlife trading and the high demand for exotic meat, jewelry, medicine and even pets is a threat not only to bio-diversity, but also to public health. The products has both domestic and international origins, increases the risk of spreading diseases because trafficked animals are not quarantined.
11/03/2016HCM City is among the top 10 cities worldwide worst affected by air pollution with dust, exhaust fumes and noise in HCM City reaching alarming levels, according to a recent survey on the city’s air quality. However, the city has not been able to estimate the air quality since 2010 because the automatic observation system was in disrepair.
10/03/2016China has publicly debuted its first high-level environmental protection inspection team, in a move to show its commitment to tackling pollution. Likened to the anti-corruption inspection teams that swept through the country in recent years in a hard-hitting campaign, the environmental inspectors were dispatched this week to heavily polluted northern Hebei province. The elevated status - a first ...
10/03/2016After 3 years of implementation of the Mangroves and Markets Project (MAM), shrimp farmers have become more aware of organic production techniques and the need to preserve mangrove forests in their areas. The goal of the project is to help local shrimp-farming systems become more profitable by combining them with protection of mangrove forests. This enhances profitability and sustainability while ...
10/03/2016As renewable energy sources goes, solar rays have historically hogged the limelight. But two Virginia Tech researchers have stolen the spotlight from the sun by discovering a way to maximize the amount of electricity that can be generated from the wastewater we flush down the toilet. In details, their findings speaks to a growing sustainability movement to capture energy from existing waste to pot...
15/09/2015According to a new University of Iowa study, people are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops at record numbers because they enjoy knowing who grows their food and they believe the food is fresher and tastes better.