Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:00:00
Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study
Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways, and consumers can do far more to reduce the impacts, researchers said on Thursday.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:32:26
YouTube tightens rules to keep content ‘clean’
SEOUL - Google will be manually screening popular, high-view YouTube videos before attaching ads to ensure 'clean' environment online.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00
Risks cloud Vietnam outlook: researcher says
VIETNAM experienced a relatively stable macroeconomic situation in 2017, in accordance with general global economic trends, but experts warned there will be obstacles to maintaining such momentum in the turbulent environment of 2018, according to a report by the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR).
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:00:00
Mekong leaders fail to raise environmental concerns at summit in Phnom Penh
ENVIRONMENTAL conservationists expressed concern over the negative impact of development projects in the Mekong River as leaders of six riparian states failed to address related issues clearly during the second Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) summit in Phnom Penh yesterday.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:10:13
Moody’s: APAC sovereign outlook is stable
Moody’s Investors Service says that a favourable growth environment underpins its stable outlook for sovereign creditworthiness in Asia Pacific (APAC) over the next 12 to 18 months, although high leverage remains a key credit constraint, according to its statement on Wednesday.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:00:00
Nationwide study on Myanmar’s hydropower
AS MYANMAR needs more electricity to realise its development goals during the first civilian government’s term, two ministries have been holding a series of discussions until the third week of January to finalise the countrywide strategic environmental assessment (SEA) on hydropower potential by March.
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:00:00
Pattaya beach businesses blame tourist boat operators for rising level of garbage being washed ashore
Irresponsible tourist-boat operators have been blamed for dumping their rubbish into the sea, resulting in a large amount of garbage being washed ashore onto one beach in particular in Pattaya and harming both tourism and the environment in Pattaya Bay more generally.
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:00:00
Govt told to focus on mines, poverty
Activists worry about eec environmental toll, agricultural sustainability.
Tue, 26 Dec 2017 01:00:00
Kathmandu drivers gain electric car charging station
THE Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has established an electric vehicle charging station in the Ratnapark district in Kathmandu to promote a clean, green environment.
Mon, 25 Dec 2017 18:46:37
Bid to provide social security for forest rangers
A social security system for forest rangers has been included as part of the forest reform plan under the natural resources and environment reform plan developed by the natural resources and environment reform committee, one of the 13 committees appointed under the national reform law.
Sat, 23 Dec 2017 01:00:00
China offers assurances on Mekong's use
China has pledged its cooperation on water-resource management and protection of the environment of the Mekong River, but is unlikely to become a full member of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), Chinese officials said this week.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:14:16
Mekong activists demand international law regulating development projects
A network of Thai people living along the Mekong River are advocating an international law to protect the environment and human rights regarding international investments in the river basin, as the major lifeline is threatened by multiple projects.
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:47:25
Panel chief upbeat following final public hearing on reform plan for natural resources management and environment
Mechanisms to follow up the reform plan for natural resources management and the environment will be developed and put in place to ensure implementation and public participation, Dr Choochai Supawongse, chair of the natural resources and environment reform committee’s public-hearing panel, said.
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 01:00:00
Environmental impact a Top 3 business issue for smaller companies: HSBC survey
ALMOST a third (30 per cent) of smaller companies in 14 countries (not including Thailand) consider having a sustainable impact on their community and environment as one of their top three long-term objectives, according to data from HSBC Commercial Banking.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:00:00
Rubber encroachments in forests targeted
PRESERVATION, REGENERATION BECOME PRIORITY IN PLAN TO DRIVE NAI TUN FROM FORESTS