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Published on 20 February 2019 Malaysia
Sustainable consumption is an activity defined by population growth, economic activities, technology choices, social values, and policies. In stimulating sustainable consumption, the involvement of the government in environmental issues is fundamental. The role of government is necessary to provide supervision and legislation. The degree of global climate change as evidenced by global warming, ozone layer depletion and a variety of other problem have…
Published on 20 February 2019
An El Niño in the Pacific Ocean means it will be hotter than normal this summer, though meteorological and hydrological analysts say the El Niño may be weak. “It will be hotter than 2008’s summer but not as extreme as the one in 2016,” he said. Myanmar has experienced extreme heat in summer for nearly a decade…
Published on 15 February 2019
Signed by DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol and IRRI Director General Matthew Morell, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) highlights areas of collaboration between DA and IRRI that prioritize rice and rice-based research and development projects geared toward increasing yield, income and cropping intensity, reducing cost and postharvest losses, and enhancing marketing and resiliency to changing climate. “This renewed partnership solidifies IRRI and the DA’s commitment…
Published on 11 February 2019
White egrets at the Candaba Swamp Occasionally, we heard chirping sounds from a distance, adding to our excitement. As we drew near the area where hundreds of native and migratory birds flock during the migration season, the chirping sounds became louder and clearer. “Look, there’s one,” Gregg Yan, an environmentalist and conservation communication specialist whispered to a blogger next…
Published on 8 February 2019
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1082921/cavite-barangay-gives-kilo-of-rice-in-exchange-for-kilo-of-plastic Source: Inquirer | 8 February 2019
Published on 7 February 2019
So, how to boost fish stocks without hampering people’s ability to eat and make a living? One answer is to establish freshwater protected areas, new research finds. A study recently published in the journal Ecological Modeling by Lee Hannah, senior scientist for climate change biology at Conservation International, and co-authors, found that establishing protected areas within freshwater fisheries can actually help pull local…
Published on 6 February 2019
From endangered to endangering Mangrove trees can store five times the amount of C02 as terrestrial trees and provide a range of other vital functions to protect life below water and on land. “Mangroves are often underappreciated, but they are in fact super-ecosystems that are critical for food security, coastal protection, water quality, and climate regulation,” said Gabriel Grimsditch, a coastal ecosystem expert…
Published on 1 February 2019
Schools forced to close and residents fear for their health; experts say the government is doing too little too late. Suthasi hasn’t left the house in four days. But the 21-year-old law student isn’t buried under a pile of books, she is staying inside because she fears that breathing Bangkok’s toxic air will damage her health. “When I look out of the window, it’s all…
Published on 30 January 2019
The project, backed by the German and Thai governments and by some of the world’s largest rice traders and food companies, has seen 3,000 other farmers in this corner of Thailand’s “rice basket” near the Cambodian border trained to grow sustainable rice according to the principles of a revolutionary agronomical system discovered by accident in Madagascar in the 1980s. Jesuit priest Henri de Lalanié…
Published on 30 January 2019
PHNOM PENH – In an effort to reduce the impact of drought on two of Cambodia’s most at-risk provinces, Kampot and Takeo, UNDP Cambodia and DanChurchAid have joined together to establish two new provincial drought information hubs and to train farmers and local communities in climate-resilient agriculture. The initiative marks another in a series of partnerships forged by UNDP under a project strengthening climate information…
Published on 30 January 2019
“The main reason approximately 32 million hectares [320,000 square kilometers, or 123,550 square miles] of mangroves globally have been brought down to 15 million hectares [150,000 square kilometers, or 57,900 square miles] is land use change,” Böer said. This decline has occurred over the last 50 years. “That includes agricultural development, that includes the establishment of shrimp farms and other coastal development projects.” According…
Published on 28 January 2019
Their favorite meal, herring, abounds, but climate change means both predator and prey must increasingly migrate further north. The clear and calm waters of Reisafjorden, in Norway’s Far North, have in recent years become the winter playground of the Scandinavian country’s killer whale population. At three degrees Celsius (37 Fahrenheit), the cold water is perfect for the herring which, ahead of the spawning…
Published on 20 January 2019
As far as bodies of water go, Cambodia is mostly known for the Mekong River. It provides fish and transport for millions of people and has become a romantic locale within Indochina. Read more: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2182891/cambodias-tonle-sap-lake-where-fishermen-have-no-fish-and Source: South China Morning Post | 20 January 2019
Published on 20 January 2019
This was thrice the number reported over the same two-week period in January last year, said Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor yesterday. Over the past year, dengue cases have climbed as well. There were 3,285 incidents last year, almost 20 percent more than in 2017. In a Facebook post, Dr Khor said higher temperatures and rainfall…
Published on 15 January 2019
Scientists at the US-based advocacy group the Environmental Defense Fund suggest the short-term warming impact of these additional gases in the atmosphere could be equivalent to 1,200 coal power plants. Considering the importance of rice as a staple food crop, providing more calories to the global population than any other food, the researchers have recommended ways to adapt farming practices and make its cultivation…
Published on 15 January 2019
Dr Aaron Russell, Ingvild Solvang, Luis Miguel Aparicio and Programme Officer Thiha Aung met with remote communities and Forest Department on the Delta to discuss community forest restoration activities. The establishment of community forestry projects is seen as a useful means to stabilize and reforest mangrove forests. Local communities strongly recognize the importance of mangroves to provide households with firewood, house and boat building…
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