Asia’s Shangri-La hotels cited as sustainability leaders

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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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.

2020 107

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

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.

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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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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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?

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.

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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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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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.

2020 88

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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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.

2019 95

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.

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?

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.

2020 82

Ghost Bat: Meet Australia’s False Vampire

Nature Conservancy - Science

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

2018 79

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.

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.

2020 82

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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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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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.

2019 86

Palm oil map to aid in sustainable planning

Successful Green

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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.

2020 80

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

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2019 176

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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A Night With the Platypus Scientist

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered Species Mammal Watching Urban ConservationTrapping for platypus is akin to searching for a needle in a haystack. A very adorable needle.

2019 80

Can Platypus Persist Alongside People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Endangered Species Urban ConservationUnder threat from urban development, can this iconic Australian animal survive alongside us?

2019 65

Wrapping Trees to Find Reptiles

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Herps RestorationScientists are searching for rare reptiles by wrapping trees with yoga-matt-like foam.

2019 63

How President Herbert Hoover Helped Save the Koala

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wildlife Asia Pacific Endangered Species Natural HistoryKoalas were almost hunted to extinction last century, until American President Herbert Hoover helped put a stop to the trade.

2019 69

The Platypus Is Weirder Than You Ever Imagined

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wildlife Asia Pacific Mammal Watching Weird NatureBritish naturalist George Shaw was so baffled by the first platypus specimen send back to England that he assumed it was a hoax and cut apart the taxidermied carcass, trying to find the stitching. Who can blame him? Even today, […].

2019 85

Pacific Women Demand a Voice in Mining Decisions

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Asia Pacific Indigenous Peoples TNC Science Women in ScienceIn the Solomon Islands, women’s groups are running an education program to help local people make more informed decisions about mining.

2019 72

Investigating the Illegal Sea Turtle Trade

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Wildlife Arnavon Islands turtle tagging expedition Asia Pacific Endangered Species Herps TNC ScienceNature Conservancy scientists are investigating the illegal turtle trade in the Solomon Islands.

2019 77

Can Freshwater Reserves Protect Tropical Fish Diversity?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fish & Fisheries Asia Pacific Conservation Science Fish Fisheries Protected Areas WaterA new paper details the conservation success of community-led freshwater reserves in Thailand. The post Can Freshwater Reserves Protect Tropical Fish Diversity? appeared first on Cool Green Science.

Sustainable Sea Cucumbers: Saving the “Gold Bars” of the Ocean

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Economics Fish Fisheries Indigenous Peoples Manus sea cucumber expedition TNC ScienceIn Papua New Guinea, a tribal network is taking sustainable management of sea cucumber fisheries into their own hands.