Thanks to afforestation efforts that span generations, a village in northwestern China managed to transform from a bare desert into a thriving green community.
Yikeshu, meaning “one tree,” is an incorporated village in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR).
With the holiday season comes endless tinsel, gifts, and decorations. And with it, also comes mountains of waste piled as high as a Christmas tree.
If Greta Thunberg hasn’t scared you enough into being more eco-conscious lately, let me just reiterate:
Whether one grew up in an Asian household or chose to hop on the growing trend of vegetarianism or veganism, having rice as a staple part of one’s diet, unfortunately, hurts the environment.
According to nonprofit group Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), global rice cultivation poses the same catastrophic effect on climate change as 1,200 average-sized coal power plants, at least in the short term, Bloomberg reported.
Environmental activists in Indonesia are speaking out against the alleged loopholes of the Trade Ministry’s 2016 regulation on waste imports that have essentially turned their home into a dump site for other countries.
The environmental group Bali Fokus called upon the authorities to improve Indonesia’s policies so plastic waste smuggling can be prevented, the Jakarta Post reported.
The Chinese government has closed down the base camp of Mount Everest and the area beyond, with officials citing the growing number of waste and garbage left by tourists as the reason.
The local government in Dingri County in Tibet posted several notices in December 2018 about the new national environmental protection law, which states, “no unit or individuals are allowed entry into the core area of the Mount Qomolangma (Tibetan name for Everest) National Nature Reserve.”
The world’s first underground luxury hotel in Songjiang, Shanghai is now accepting reservations beginning Nov. 20 with prices starting at 3,380 yuan ($490) a night.
McDonald’s in Japan are using trays recycled from plastic toys as part of the fast food chain’s attempt to reduce plastic waste.
Darci Liu, regarded as “China’s first pro surfer,” is now an environmental activist rallying to save the country’s coastlands.
Liu, who was raised about 1,000 kilometers away from the nearest ocean, earned recognition as China’s first professional surfer in 2014, when media outlets reported her participation in various surfing competitions a few years earlier.
Singapore is the global epitome of environmental sustainability.
The island state of roughly six million people boasts an efficient solid waste management infrastructure that begins at home and ends in waste-to-energy plants, where incineration produces steam.
A mother of three with a knack for transforming old clothes into new pieces of eco-friendly fashion is winning love on social media.
Sarah Tyau only recycled clothes to save money at first. She started after the birth of her first daughter by going through her closet.
Jadav Payeng from Majuli river island in Assam, India single-handedly saved a large chunk of his once barren homeland and turned it into a lush forest with many animals living in it for nearly four decades.
An image of an Indian woman standing on a shore of filth has gone viral on social media.
Photographer Ganesh Vanare took the image of his friend, Aishwarya Sharma, in Mumbai’s Juhu Beach to show how bad plastic pollution in the area has become.