Carmakers To The Rescue — N95 Mask Mass Production

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Tesla Has Great Potential In Asia Beyond China

CleanTechnica

Everybody knows China is a huge opportunity since it is both the largest auto market in the world and it seems to get pretty good support from the government, which seems to be trying to address the air pollution issue in the country, but I wanted to look at the size of all the rest of Asia.

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Living in Asia’s unliveable cities

Eco-Business

Asia’s poorly regulated urban growth impacts the economy and the environment, putting pressure on public spaces, transportation, garbage disposal, and air pollution.

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Can ethical businesses bring a breath of fresh air to Asia's polluted cities?

Eco-Business

Air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year

Southeast Asia on energy path for 650,000 premature deaths from air pollution by 2040: IEA

Eco-Business

Energy demand is booming, but government policies signal continued reliance on oil, gas and coal. Much stronger action is needed to improve renewables deployment and energy efficiency, said IEA in a new report

Fast Fashion: the second biggest polluter on Earth

Envirotec Magazine

Below he discusses the issue of water pollution in the fashion industry. Startlingly, the fashion industry is now the second largest generator of pollution on Earth after the oil industry, which is driven by the snowballing effect of ‘fast fashion’.

From flying taxis to e-jeepneys: transport in Southeast Asia is going electric

Eco-Business

[VIDEO] In smoggy Southeast Asian cities, change is afoot to electrify transport and clear some of the world's most polluted skies. This video documents the pockets of hope for e-mobility around the most climate-vulnerable region

An idea to electrify 1 million boats in Southeast Asia—inspired by Ikea

Eco-Business

A Singapore-based renewable energy startup is on a mission to replace polluting diesel-powered boats with solar-charged electric vessels in Southeast Asia, inspired by Ikea's disruptive approach to part distribution and assembly

BBOXX Lands $50M Led by Mitsubishi to Boost Off-Grid Solar in Africa, Asia

GreenTechMedia

Wednesday’s announcement notes that the startup plans to use the new funding to expand its African operations, which now span 12 countries, as well as target new markets in Asia, where it has already opened an office in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Surfacing Innovative Solutions for Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution

Eco-Business

Marine plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental concerns facing the world today. Over 8 billion kilograms of plastic enter the world's oceans every year.

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Toxic air from fossil fuels responsible for air pollution crisis, study warns

Business Green

Burning fossil fuels is not just driving climate change, it is also generating an air pollution crisis that is wiping trillions of dollars from the world economy every year. pollution. Other pollutants also pose a threat.

Green City Solutions fights air pollution with IoT, biotech and moss

Green Tech Challenge

Air pollution is becoming a global threat as 90% of urban populations breaths polluted air. In December 2016, the Chinese government reported the highest air pollution and the red alert was implemented in 23 cities in northern China.

Climate change aggravates PM2.5

Envirotec Magazine

The changing state of particulate pollution (PM2.5) around the world is revealed by IQ Air’s latest World Air Quality Report, and its most polluted cities ranking. pollution hotspots. This year, Beijing dropped out of the ranking’s top 200 most polluted cities. •

Vietnam has only weeks left to get its wind market back on track

Eco-Business

Southeast Asia's wind hero is fast falling from grace as the deadline of its wind power support scheme looms. Unless Vietnam acts now, it risks losing investors and developers as well as more power outages and air pollution, experts say

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Southeast Asia is the global laggard in renewables, but for how much longer?

The Angry Clean Energy Guy

continues to import diesel in polluting vessels rather than seek the energy independence, security, and cost savings that are possible with renewable energy. FourthWave Southeast Asia is the global laggard in renewables, but for how much longer?

China plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2025

AGreenLiving

To mitigate the resulting plastic pollution , the Chinese government is set to enact a plastic ban, phasing out the production and use of several single-use plastic items by 2025, thanks to a detailed policy directive and timeline from the country’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). Eco Green Recycle biodiversity carlo ratti associati cop25 latin america north plastic ban plastic bans plastic pollution reconfigurable roads

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Asian Consumers need more affordable access to healthy and sustainable living

Eco-Business

Unsustainable lifestyles in Asia are a concern for everyone; it counts 20 of the most polluted cities in the world, of which 13 are in India. Yet, air pollution wasn't an issue in recent Indian elections.

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Global call for applicants to the plastics data challenge by The Incubation Network

Eco-Business

Through this challenge, The Incubation Network aims to discover solutions to address the lack of data across Asia's plastics value chains as well as support and enhance the market for plastic waste and recycling innovations with a focus on South and Southeast Asia.

Pakistan: Hazardous air puts lives at risk, says Amnesty

Envirotec Magazine

The government of Pakistan needs to do much more to adequately address such a severe public health crisis – one that endangers people’s health and even their lives,” said Rimmel Mohydin, South Asia Campaigner at Amnesty International. Smog near the India-Pakistan border.

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A New Era Is Beginning for the Grid Edge. Is the Utility Industry Ready?

GreenTechMedia

Europe, Asia and beyond. Heating electrification is picking up steam in Europe and parts of Asia as decarbonization and pollution-reduction efforts are tipping the scales.

SDG14: Could electric ferries power up a new era of greener shipping?

Business Green

From Scandinavia to South East Asia Danfoss is charting a course towards zero emission shipping. For now, he's focused on the overcrowded port cities of south-east Asia. Controversy has dogged the shipping sector's response to the climate crisis for decades.

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Bamboo electric bike is designed for Kathmandu locals and tourists

AGreenLiving

Kathmandu is considered one of the most polluted cities in Asia. Related: BIY 2 lets you build your own bamboo bicycle in just five hours In 2019, Rake was granted a global Fulbright to develop a solution to the burgeoning pollution issue.

Bank of America becomes carbon neutral one year ahead of schedule

Business Green

The carbon neutrality goal was achieved by slashing emissions - with scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions reduced by over 50 per cent since 2010 - combined with carbon offset purchases, from four non-profit projects across the US, Africa, Asia and South America, the firm said. "We

Event - World Congress on Earth and Environmental Science

Green Market Oracle

Earth Science 2019 is a global platform to discuss and learn about ecology, geosciences and geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, extreme weather, global warming, pollution, and the effects of climate change on ecosystem.

The EJ Task Force’s First Step

Front And Centered

This taskforce is developing strategies to address environmental-health disparities with the guidance of leaders from communities most impacted by pollution. ” Lua Pritchard, the Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Culture Center, reminded us of the grave dangers of climate change.

Equator Pure Nature CEO Peter Wainman named “Expat Entrepreneur of the Year for Corporate Social Responsibility” in Thailand in 2019

Eco-Business

With asthma and allergy rates skyrocketing globally--including in Asia--due to rapid urbanization, an increase in pollutants, and the greater use of chemicals, consumers have shown a growing awareness of and sensitivity to the chemicals they use in their daily lives. BANGKOK - Peter N.

Why Does the USA Stuck at Recycling

The Environmental Blog

Countries in Southeast Asia, like Taiwan and Vietnam, increased their plastic imports after China’s policy change. Fossil fuels and other non-renewable energy sources create vast amounts of pollution and environmental waste, much of which cannot be recycled or reused in any way.

Nitrous oxide levels are on the rise

Envirotec Magazine

IIASA contributed N2O emission inventory data from the Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS) model, including those from industrial processes needed for data alignment. “We

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Discarded face masks now threatening wildlife habitats

AGreenLiving

Environmental groups are now sounding the alarm on how cast-off coronavirus masks are escalating the litter and plastic pollution predicaments. Related: The Ocean Cleanup has first success collecting plastic from Great Pacific Garbage Patch “We only have had masks for the last six to eight weeks, in a massive volume…we are now seeing the effect on the environment,” explained Gary Stokes, founder of Oceans Asia, a marine conservation organization.

This invasive bug is terrorizing Pennsylvania growers (and it’s coming for your wine)

Grist

In the early 20th century, Dutch elm disease, a fungus from Asia that is spread by elm bark beetles, killed 75 percent of native elms. Land use, pollution, fire history—all factor into ecology. “We’ve

New study pinpoints the places most at risk on a warming planet

Grist

People living in South Asia and Africa will bear the worst of it. Plants that filter nitrogen out of a stream are only “useful” for humans if they’re downstream of the pollution source and upstream of the population.

Study: Coal developers risking $600bn on uncompetitive projects

Business Green

It concludes that the "falling costs of wind and solar power and the investment needed to comply with existing carbon and air pollution regulations mean that coal is no longer the cheapest form of power in any major market".

89 groups endorse the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act

Front And Centered

People across Washington suffering worst from pollution — often low-income people, communities of color and linguistically isolated people — pay with their well-being and shortened lives. American Rivers | Asian Pacific Americans for Civic Engagement (APACE) | Asia Pacific Cultural Center.

Caught out? UK supermarkets accused of 'turning blind eye' to unsustainable fish feed

Business Green

Our investigations have shown that the UK's leading retailers are linked to highly destructive fishing practices in Africa and Southeast Asia which are devastating marine ecosystems and depriving people of food," said Hurley. "By

Geoengineering’s gender problem could put the planet at risk

Grist

Studies on industrial and water contamination , air pollution , and other environmental concerns have since backed it up. This story was originally published by WIRED and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

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Vast amounts of valuable energy, nutrients, water lost in world’s fast-rising wastewater streams, says study

Envirotec Magazine

Asia is the largest wastewater producer with an estimated 159 billion cubic meters, representing 42% of urban wastewater generated globally, with expectations of that proportion rising to 44% by 2030. Wastewater from agriculture: The study says about 13.4%

UN aviation body ditches older carbon credits from offsetting scheme

Business Green

We applaud the ICAO Council for listening to its experts and focusing on science in its decision to adopt robust environmental provisions in its market-based system to reduce climate pollution from airlines," she said. "At

Will you be our 100th company?

Elemental Excelerator

We prioritize technologies that take a decentralized approach, help municipalities and utilities reduce pollution, and advance solutions to provide clean water for all. ” — Kim Baker, Director of Water Innovation.

Trump's Handling of the Coronavirus ia a lot like his Climate Strategy

Green Market Oracle

This would allow the administration to ignore research that shows the link between pollution and health. His efforts to deny the reality of the pandemic continued in the face of spikes in new cases and more deaths in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

References to Climate in the 2019 Canadian Federal Leaders Debate

Green Market Oracle

They spend your money to buy a seat at the UN Security Council, and also, they are giving your money to other countries to fight climate change in Asia and build roads in Africa. You have given a massive exemption to the country’s largest polluters, and your plan is already failing.