Carbon News - Intelligence for the carbon market


What is sustainable rubber?

Thursday - Rubber is one of the world’s most widely used materials, but irresponsible farming methods have led to deforestation and human rights abuses as the sector has grown.

Asian voters want environmental action

18 Apr 19 - Voters across Asia are most likely to usher in governments that take a stronger stance on climate change and other environmental issues, according to surveys released in the lead-up to national elections.

Melting ice exposing bodies of Mt Everest's missing climbers

25 Mar 19 - Melting glaciers on Mount Everest have begun exposing the bodies of climbers who died on the mountain.

Look what happened when they cleaned up this rubbish beach

21 Mar 19 - Baby-turtles have officially returned to Mumbai - and it's all because one of the world’s largest beach clean-up efforts.

Japanese investors back renewables

19 Mar 19 - Major Japanese investors, including those most indebted to coal, are seeking to back large-scale renewables projects across Asia, marking a “monumental” shift that energy market analysts say is “the start of the end for thermal coal”.

Two billion people dread the day the Himalaya ice cap fails

8 Feb 19 - At least a third of the huge ice fields in Asia’s towering Himalaya mountain chain are doomed to melt due to climate change with serious consequences for almost two billion people.

Toxic smog forces Bangkok to close schools

4 Feb 19 - Toxic smog has forced Bangkok authorities to issue an unprecedented order to shut nearly 450 schools as authorities struggled to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread concern.

Bali will bill tourists for plastic pollution

1 Feb 19 - Bali has announced plans to implement a tourist tax which targets plastic pollution.

Vietnam milk boom leads to billions of cartons on beaches

12 Dec 18 - More than eight billion Tetra Paks are sold every year in Vietnam – and only a few percent are recycled. It’s having a devastating effect on the environment.

Asia's media ignores air pollution shocker

4 Dec 18 - It's a public health crisis that kills almost five million people in Asia every year. So why isn’t air pollution a bigger story?

Everest's glaciers sensitive to climate change

29 Nov 18 - It's not only glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica that are feeling the effects of a changing climate.

Gas demand spurs race to build tankers

28 Nov 18 - Busy shipyards along the coasts of South Korea, China and Japan are competing for lucrative contracts to build liquefied natural gas carriers.

Sweet taste of chocolate has turned sour for orangutans

15 Nov 18 - Cadbury chocolate maker Mondelçz International has destroyed more than 25,000 hectares of orangutan habitat in Indonesia, says a new report from Greenpeace.

ANGKOR'S END: Did floods speed the end of ancient city?

19 Oct 18 - A series of floods that hit the ancient city of Angkor would have overwhelmed and destroyed its vast water network, according to a new study that provides an explanation for the downfall of the...

Palm oil giant vows to cut deforestation

9 Oct 18 - The world’s largest palm oil company has unveiled a plan to cut deforestation and labour abuses out of its supply chain within two years.

Pay more for your clothes, workers tell fashion brands

19 Sep 18 - Garment workers in Bangladesh have rejected an increase in the minimum wage, urging global brands to pay more for the clothes they buy.

Soggy Bangkok struggles to stay afloat

6 Sep 18 - As Bangkok hosts climate-change talks, the sprawling city of more than 10 million is itself under siege from the environment, with dire forecasts warning it could be partially submerged in just over...

Overloaded Thailand bans import of e-waste

23 Aug 18 - Thailand, struggling to deal with overflowing waste deposits following China’s trash ban last year, will bar the import of 432 types of scrap electronics.

A river restored breathes new life into Kuala Lumpur

14 Aug 18 - Ridiculed at first, the project to clean up Kual Lumpur's Klang river is on track to be completed on time and below budget.

More in the Asia Archive


RSS Feeds

Carbon News RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed for the latest stories from all sections of the site.
Asia RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed of stories this section only.