A growing middle class in Southeast Asia is sparking a surge in demand for homes, putting a strain on the environment. This makes finding efficient, resource-saving ways of construction ever more important.
Indonesia will go ahead with construction of what is set to be its largest coal-fired power plant in Batang, Central Java next year, a senior government official has said, downplaying opposition from environmental groups and the local community.
The city-wide Tokyo Cap and Trade Program has stimulated energy efficiency in the commercial and industrial sector so effectively it has achieved double its emissions reduction goal across the 1300 ...
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Internet access is a clear development enabler, yet it remains unequally distributed across the Asia-Pacific region. UN under-secretary-general Dr Shamshad Akhtar shares what's being done about this.
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To solve land shortages, many Asian countries have encouraged "eco-burials" that involve the cremation process. But considering the environmental effects of cremation, the benefits may be short-term at best.
Solar power is a promising source of renewable energy, but land availability can limit the extent of its adoption. Enter floatovoltaics, floating solar panels which not only save space, but help conserve water and maintain water quality too.