There is an ironic gap between Taiwan's position as a major producer of low-carbon products and the small appetite for carbon-light lifestyles, says Dr Lin Chun-Hsu from the Center for Green Economy at the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, ahead of this year's Taiwan International Green Industry Show.
Almost 29 billion cubic metres of water are lost each year in Asia due to leaks and water theft from pipe networks. Sound-based technologies from international firm Echologics could help utilities and companies to locate leaks quickly and without ground excavations.
and Bill Laurance, Brendan Mackey, James Allan –
Enforce protective legislation and halt destructive activities now, urge scientists. The loss of the wilderness is a blow against animals, indigenous peoples, and the fight against climate change.
and Matto Mildenberger –
Two politicians known to oppose action on climate change – Canada's Stephen Harper and Australia's Tony Abbott – have been displaced. What does this say about climate as a voter issue?
and Iñigo Urkullu and Jay Weatherill –
Governments should work closely with state and provincial officials to reduce carbon emissions, say the leaders of Quebec, Canada; Basque Country, Spain; and South Australia.
Calm discussion of the environment nowadays is about as plausible as reasoned dialogue on witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts. Consider the hyperbolic debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, which would funnel ...