New Way of Analyzing Tree Rings Confirms Unprecedented Central Asia Warming

Environmental News Network

New Way of Analyzing Tree Rings Confirms Unprecedented Central Asia WarmingA relatively new way of analyzing tree rings has allowed researchers to reconstruct temperatures in Mongolia since 1269 C.E.

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Analysis: What’s at stake for India and South Asia at COP26?

A Greener Life

Climate groups in South Asia and across the world are demanding urgent climate action at COP26. South Asia is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s population , and to some of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Where South Asia stands before COP26.

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A Warm Indian Ocean Drives Anomalous Weather Events in East Asia

Environmental News Network

University of Tsukuba researchers apply pressure and atmospheric circulation modeling to identify that warm sea surface temperature conditions in the Indian Ocean were a major factor in the anomalously warm winter and extreme summer rainfall in East Asia in 2019-20.

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Asia’s Shangri-La hotels cited as sustainability leaders

Green Traveler Guides

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La is the first Asia-Pacific hotel group to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Asia’s Shangri-La hotels cited as sustainability leaders is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Asia China Hong Kong Hotels News Resorts DJSI 2014 Dow Jones Corporate Sustainability Index Green Travel News Reuters Shangri-La

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Demand From China Decimating Anteaters Across Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

Illegal activities are being blamed for yet another species decline, this time the pangolin of Asia. The pangolin is currently top on the list of illegally trafficked mammals across Asia. The pangolin was spread widely throughout Asia until the 1990s when the demand for their scales and meat skyrocketed. The pangolin is still found in some parts of Asia, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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Japan’s Aid Across Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

A spokesman for the Japanese government announced today that the country had budgeted $10 billion in aid to developing countries who need help to fight global warming. The money would be allocated for grants and low-interest loans over a period of five years and would fund projects that aimed to cut greenhouse gas emissions and develop alternative energy technology.

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From Academia to Action: Conservancy Science in Asia & the Pacific

Nature Conservancy - Science

Lead scientist Eddie Game shares his thoughts on what it means to be a science-based organization, and how Conservancy scientists help deliver on-the-ground impact. Ideas

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Cloud Peak Lost Money Selling Coal to Asia

Sightline Daily

If any company can profit from exporting Powder River Basin (PRB) coal to Asia, it’s Cloud Peak Energy. And that makes the company’s third quarter earnings announcement quite a shock: Cloud Peak’s management announced that the firm’s export arm is now losing money selling its coal to Asia. Powder River Basin coal train. Photo by Kimon Berlin, cc.

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HOLISTIC BASIN PLANNING NEEDED TO MITIGATE FLOODING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Green (Living) Review

A paper in CIWEM’s Journal of Flood Risk Management highlights the critical issues and solutions in terms of flood management with regards to Southeast Asia. Until recently, the approach to flood management in much of Southeast Asia has been piecemeal and localised. With heavy flooding currently affecting one million people in the southern provinces of Thailand, a more holistic approach to flood mitigation is needed.

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Ozone On U.S. West Coast Traced To Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

Ozone from Asia is contributing to the increase of ozone in these areas, especially the ozone in the troposphere, which is two to five miles in altitude. This is not completely surprising as many pollutants make their way from Asia to the United States. However, this was the first definitive study on ozone coming from Asia to the U.S. Other pollutants which make their way from Asia are mercury, PCBs and soot.

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Olympic heat

A Greener Life

Greenpeace East Asia has been analysing how the scorching temperatures experienced at Tokyo 2020 are becoming more frequent in cities across East Asia. Olympic athletes suffered the impact of the heat following the men’s triathlon. Photo credit: Loic Venance / AFP. By Anders Lorenzen.

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See how Asia’s Aral Sea shrinks before our very eyes in these time lapse photos

Green Prophet

We’ve killed it! Once the fourth largest lake in the world, the Aral Sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is about 10% of its former size. Is it our love for cotton or Soviet mismanagement? See the individual images below of a dying saltwater lake in progress.

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Greening Governance in Asia-Pacific

The Green Changemakers

[link] IGES White Paper IV Once every two years, IGES releases a white paper focusing on key policy agendas in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Content of South Asia’s Brown Cloud Determined

Eco Friendly Daily

Ever wonder what exactly comprises the dark, dreary brown cloud that covers a large part of India and other South Asia nations which the wind blows our way? However, with many of South Asia’s residents being poor it may be easier said than done to provide residents with improved cooking technologies. Well scientists have been studying the brown cloud to determine what are the main contents and they believe they finally have an answer.

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Analysis: Central Asian drought highlights water vulnerability

A Greener Life

A severe drought in Central Asia is causing mass livestock die-offs and shortages of water for irrigation. These supply Central Asia with much of its freshwater for irrigation and pasture. “As Water remains a highly contested commodity in Central Asia.

Meet the Goat Antelopes: Strange, Large Mammals of the Mountains

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wildlife Asia Pacific Mammal Watching Weird NatureGoat antelopes, the high-mountain mammals you don’t know – but should.

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Rare Earth Metals Refinery Causing Uproar In Asia

Eco Friendly Daily

High-tech gadgets, such as televisions and cell phones, are increasingly prevalent in this modern world. What comes along with the increasing presence of such items is the demand for rare earth metals. These materials are important components to the technology included in televisions, cell phones, computers and many other items. However, these components are called “rare earth metals” for a reason. Currently China is the largest producer of rare earth metals in the world.

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Local Communities Defy Southeast Asia’s Largest Proposed Coal Plant in Indonesia

Sierra Club Compass

In fact, as the largest proposed coal plant in Southeast Asia, this single project would emit more carbon pollution than the entire nation of Myanmar. Photo Credit: (c) WorldIslandInfo.com. In the tropical waters off the coast of Indonesia, a storm is brewing. In the face of intimidation and human rights abuses by police and government representatives, five villages are standing united against a proposed 2,000 MW coal-fired power plant in Batang, Indonesia.

Can Kelp Help Mussel Farms Thrive?

Cool Green Science

From the Field Nature Tech Aquaculture Asia Pacific Conservation Science Ecosystem Services TNC ScienceScientists in New Zealand and the United States are using everything from GoPros to kitchen sponges to study the ecological benefits of kelp farms. The post Can Kelp Help Mussel Farms Thrive?

Asia’s central banks must rise to the challenge of climate change

AGreenLiving

Most central banks in Asia already believe they should help to promote green bonds and other low-carbon initiatives. View original post here: Asia’s central banks must rise to the challenge of climate change. Business Green and-how bonds-and circular economy clean in the loop innovation packaging packaging-and the-coronavirus

Asia’s largest organic rooftop farm can grow 20 tons of food annually

AGreenLiving

Organic urban agriculture, renewable energy and beautiful landscaping come together at the Thammasat University Rooftop Farm (TURF), Asia’s largest organic rooftop farm that spans 236,806 square feet. Located in the Bangkok subdistrict Bowon Niwet, TURF’s zigzagging terraced design that merges the earthwork of rice terraces with modern green roof technology takes inspiration from traditional agricultural practices found across Southeast Asia.

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There’s a Koala in the Backyard

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wildlife Asia Pacific Endangered Species Forests Urban ConservationA koala is the peak of Australian backyard wildlife. But this wildlife sighting is bittersweet. The post There’s a Koala in the Backyard appeared first on Cool Green Science.

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There’s a Python Living in My Rain Gutter

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birds & Birding Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Herps Urban ConservationPythons in the house?! When a birdfeeder attracts more than just birds. The post There’s a Python Living in My Rain Gutter appeared first on Cool Green Science.

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Meet the Frogmouth, Australia’s Weirdest Bird

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birds & Birding Asia Pacific Birds Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Weird NatureWith an unsettling glare and tree-like camouflage, what’s not to love about frogmouths?

Spring revival project offers hope amid climate change in the Himalayas

A Greener Life

adaptation Asia climate change South Asia cimate impacts communities Himalayas water scarcityA woman fetches water from a spring at Tula Kote village in the Kumaon hills, Uttarakhand. Photo credit: Fernando Quevedo de Oliveira / Alamy. By Manya Singh.

Bowerbirds: Meet the Bird World’s Kleptomaniac Love Architects

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birds & Birding Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Traveling Naturalist Weird NatureThey display, they dance, and they collect baubles like a jealous hoarder. Meet Australia’s incredible bowerbirds.

A Zero Waste Hierarchy for Developing Countries in Asia

The Green Changemakers

Developing countries in Asia are struggling with the increasing amounts of waste generated and disposed. Zero Waste is a concept that could be adopted in these developing countries in Asia. Developing countries in Asia could adopt this Zero Waste hierarchy when planning and implementing waste policies, instead of focusing mainly on landfilling or incineration. Can Asia Achieve Zero Waste?

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Palm oil map to aid in sustainable planning

Successful Green

Daily News Social Responsibility Sustainability climate change deforestation mapping palm oil sattelite social responsibility Southeast Asia successful GREEN sustainability

In Search of Australia’s Amazing Rainbow Finch

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birds & Birding From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Conservation Science Fire Indigenous Peoples TNC Science Traveling NaturalistThe conservation story behind Australia’s most colorful finch.

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Analysis: Could the Afghan crisis derail climate action?

A Greener Life

analysis Asia climate change conflicts COP26 Geopolitics International Politics US politics Afghanistan climate action climate impacts security Taliban US warPhoto credit: IOM / Muse Mohammed. By Anders Lorenzen.

Analysis: Vietnam struggles to find solutions for extreme dry seasons in Mekong delta

A Greener Life

Along with sand mining, the holding back of sediment by China’s upstream dams in Yunnan province and those throughout Southeast Asia is responsible for degradation of the delta banks, washing away homes and roads in the dry season.

Incentivizing Tree Planting in Myanmar

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Asia Pacific ForestsHow can nature-based solutions stand the test of time in Myanmar?

Ghost Bat: Meet Australia’s False Vampire

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wildlife Asia Pacific BatsThe pale bat with a soft but deadly embrace.

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Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific:

The Green Changemakers

Second IGES White Paper Re-Uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development IGES White Paper Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific: Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development 21 June 2008 published 3.2MB The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Hayama, Japan, is pleased to announce the publication of its second white paper Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific: Re-uniting Climate Change and Sustainable Development.

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Sun Bear: World’s Smallest Bear Has Surprisingly Human Traits

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered SpeciesThe tiny sun bear is solitary and elusive, but it can mimic facial expressions like a human.

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Tiger Selfie A Reason for Optimism

Cool Green Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Camera Traps Endangered Species Mammal Watching RestorationRecently an endangered Bengal tiger was seen by villagers at Surajkund, Madhya Pradesh in an area near one of the Nature Conservancy’s riparian habitat restoration site at Dhansi.

Using Science & Culture to Assess Billabong Health

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Asia Pacific Conservation Science Disease & Parasites Health & Nature Indigenous Peoples WildlifeIn northern Australia, scientists and young indigenous rangers are working together to gain a better understanding of billabong health.

Why Pandas Are Rubbing Themselves with Horse Manure

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered Species Weird NatureIt’s true: for years, giant pandas have been rubbing horse manure on themselves. New research suggests a reason. The post Why Pandas Are Rubbing Themselves with Horse Manure appeared first on Cool Green Science.

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How Hitchhiking Oysters Build New Reefs

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fish & Fisheries From the Field Asia Pacific Conservation Science Oceans RestorationIn Australia, juvenile oysters hitch rides on mud whelks, subjecting them to a slow-motion death by starvation. Killer oysters. Sort of.

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George’s Long Farewell: Why One Snail’s Death Became International News

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Endangered Species Invasive SpeciesThe death of a colorful snail named George draws international attention over the plight of vanishing species.

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Recovery: Zombie Mouse Apocalypse

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Conservation Science Endangered Species Invasive SpeciesIsland birds face a new and horrific threat, but help is on the way.

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Villa Vajra, Bali: eco-haven of peace & tranquility

Green Traveler Guides

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Cassowary Quest: A Tale of Danger and Defecation

Nature Conservancy - Science

I peered into the forest,… Birds & Birding From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Endangered Species Traveling NaturalistI got excited when I saw the first pile of poop.

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